On the market for the first time, a beautifully situated Cape-style home nestled at the end of a meandering private drive offers waterfront living and postcard-perfect views of Hemlock Cove on Gorham's Pond.

From the visiting egrets and herons during summer months to a Currier and Ives display of skaters looping in figure eights on the frozen pond, the property on Swifts Lane offers unrivaled water views on its 435 feet of private shoreline year-round.

With meticulously landscaped sweeping grounds stretching from the terraced flagstone patios to the grassy lawn that runs alongside the pond, the property sits on 3.07 well-kept acres adjacent to an additional acre of open space.

The property's custom pool and spa are given privacy by flourishing perennial shade gardens and are surrounded by a large terrace with detailed stonework perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Inside, the heart of the home is in the rustic-inspired family room.

The space is wrapped in reclaimed wood from tobacco barns, adding a rich and varied texture. The family room features cathedral ceilings with exposed, timeworn wooden beams and a wood-burning fireplace with a fieldstone hearth. Four sets of sliders open to an outdoor seating area and allow plenty of natural light into the space.

A warm and inviting kitchen features a center island, granite counters and stainless appliances. There is an attached breakfast room and access to a lovely screened-in porch, one of the best features of the home.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 28 Swifts Lane
PRICE: $4,199,000
STYLE: Cape Cod
YEAR BUILT: 1979
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,459
ACRES: 3.07
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
BEDROOMS: 4
FULL BATHROOMS: 3
HALF BATHS: 1
FEATURES: Screened-in porch, terrace, pool, spa, two car attached garage
SCHOOLS: Hindley, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
ASSESSMENT: $2,785,650
TAXES: $41,812

The porch offers three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, framing Gorham's Pond with unobstructed water views. With enough room for a small outdoor dining set and a few rockers, the space is used often during warmer months.

A large formal dining room off the kitchen features classic chair rail and crown molding, and offers views of the cove from its bay window.

A desirable first-floor master suite features his-and-hers walk-in closets, a dressing room with a vanity and a master bath featuring a double vanity and large soaking tub.

The first floor also includes a large formal living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace with a marble surround and lighted built-ins as well as an office with built-ins and a window overlooking the pool and terraces.

The second floor features three charming guest bedrooms that share a full hall bath and a large playroom that could easily be used as an additional bedroom, second-floor family room or exercise room.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Nancy Dauk of Halstead Property at 203-655-1418 or ndauk@halstead.com, or Holly Hawes of Halstead Property at 203-858-5538 or hhawes@halstead.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

ADDRESS: 28 Swifts Lane

PRICE: $4,199,000

STYLE: Cape Cod

YEAR BUILT: 1979

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 5,459

ACRES: 3.07

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10

BEDROOMS: 4

FULL BATHROOMS: 3

HALF BATHS: 1

FEATURES: screened-in porch, terrace, pool, spa, two car attached garage

SCHOOLS: Hindley, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School

ASSESSMENT: $2,785,650

TAXES: $ 41,812