18 Mar Daily Dream Home: Darien
Today’s home in Darien, Connecticut began as a three-room hunting lodge in 1850.
The home is located high on a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac and has been transformed into a five bedroom beauty that incorporates the charm of the hunting lodge.
Enter into an open stone floor foyer surrounded by windows to the original living room with huge fireplace.
The back porch was walled in to create a four-season piano nook.
Possibly the most striking room in the home is the formal dining room with stone fireplace, built-ins, paneled walls and custom millwork on the ceiling. A butler’s pantry leads. to the kitchen with island that is open to the vaulted family room and eating area. A bonus room and ensuite guest room sit over the three-car garage. There is a first floor master suite with huge dressing room/closet, marble bath and sitting area, and a castle-like wine cellar.
The pool is surrounded by decks, and has a hot tub and a 52ft waterslide swirling its way down to the pool. The pool house mimics the architecture of the house and includes a living room with fireplace, kitchen, full bath with its own entrance and outdoor grill area.
This property is listed for $4.95 million with Halstead Real Estate and is showcased by Luxury Portfolio.