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hot property ‘Return to the age of elegance’ at renovated Darien colonial

September 17, 2018

Built by famed architect Frazier Peters, this beautiful colonial in the heart of Darien has all the charm and mystique of the 1930s but also the amenities today’s buyers demand.

“Return to the age of elegance with a property designed with distinction and luxurious, yet practical,” said Lawrence Story, who is co-listing the home with his mother, Lucille Story.

Located in a private neighborhood and close to Scott’s Cove, the 81-year-old picturesque masterpiece was almost totally renovated in 2003.

The home sits on 1.25 acres and has a lower level, main level and second level.

The lower level boasts three garage bays and a small playroom that can be used for either an exercise room or entertainment room.

“It’s a nice man cave,” said Lawrence Story, of Halstead Connecticut.

To the left of the foyer on the first floor is a dramatic living room with a stone wood-burning fireplace, cathedral ceilings, French doors and an adjustable chandelier that can be raised or lowered.

The living room leads to three bedrooms: a guest bedroom and two extra bedrooms. All have en-suite baths and lots of light, Story noted.

To the right of the foyer on the main level, Story said, is the formal dining room with cathedral ceilings and lots of light.

The dining room leads into the spacious eat-in kitchen. The kitchen, Story said, has top-name stainless-steel appliances. The kitchen, which is white, can seat between six and eight people.

“It is handsomely remodeled with granite countertops with a breakfast bar,” Story said. “It’s a functional balance of beauty, comfort and convenience.”

The family room closes out the main level. That room, Story noted, has windows all around with lots of sun shining through.

“It has vaulted ceilings and a lot of light because there are no walls, just windows,” Story said.

Between the kitchen and family room is an elevator that is convenient for carrying groceries to the main level.

The second level is adorned with the master suite. Before you enter the master, Story said, there is a sitting room with two chairs and a table. The master bath has a whirlpool, his and her sinks and a nice-sized spacious shower stall. In addition, Story said, down the hall from the master are two large rooms that were converted to closets.

“One of them can be used an office or nursery because it’s so big,” he said.

A stunning granite stone Gunite pool and spa with waterfall are in the backyard. There is also a blue stone patio with a built-in barbecue. The home, Story said, is magnificently landscaped. In addition, there is generator for the whole house, which is 3,560 square feet.

Listing agents: Lawrence Story, Halstead Connecticut, (203) 505-4253, lawrencestory@halstead.com and Lucille Story, Halstead Connecticut, (203) 856-0973, lucilledstory@

optonline.net.

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