The custom-designed Colonial on Darien's Great Hill Road offers open concept living with elegant details both inside and out.

Tucked on 0.5 acres on a private cul-de-sac just minutes from town, the midcentury built home was renovated from top to bottom in 2009 with four complete levels of living space.

While elegant, the 5,473-square-foot home features an easy floor plan that is comfortable for both entertaining and day-to-day living.

Just off the center hall entry is a cherry-paneled study and a formal living room with frosted glass French doors for added privacy. Opposite the study is a formal living room with tall paneling and a wood-burning fireplace with a black granite surround.

Through the living room is a formal dining room with traditional white paneling and built-in lighted glass cabinetry and drawers for storing serveware. The dining room offers access to the backyard through French doors and includes an adjacent butler's pantry well designed with an entire wall of glass cabinetry.

The kitchen is outfitted with honed Carrara marble counters, heavily detailed crown molding and plenty of white cabinetry. A six-burner Viking range features a polished nickel pot filler and a custom-built hood with corbels and detailed millwork. The kitchen also features a Bosch dishwasher, built-in Dacor microwave, warming drawers and a timeless Shaws Original Fireclay farm sink.

A center island includes a hand washing sink, additional storage space and two polished nickel school-house-inspired pendant lights above.

With a desirable open concept design, the kitchen opens into a breakfast and family room with a stone gas fireplace flanked by built-in shelves.

The family room is wrapped in wainscoting with a coffered ceiling and French doors accessing a pergola-covered terrace with an outdoor stone fireplace and built-in grill.

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A generously sized mudroom accesses the attached two car garage as well as the rear terrace with plenty of built-in storage painted in a grayish-blue hue that perfectly matches the sea-foam green marble counters and glass hardware.

A first floor fifth bedroom features its own full bath with a marble basket weave floor and frameless glass step-in shower.

With its own access to the rear terrace, the space could easily lend itself as a den or playroom as it is easily located just off the family area.

The second floor of the home features two generously sized guest bedrooms with their own en suite baths in addition to a private master suite wing.

The master suite features a vaulted ceiling with a rustic floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace adding warmth to the space. With a dressing room the size of a guest bedroom, the master has no shortage of storage space with a second walk-in closet.

A walk-through wet bar leads to a stunning marble master en suite with his and hers vanities, oversized frameless glass steam shower and soaking tub.

The third floor includes a study and a fourth guest bedroom with its own sitting room and en suite, while a finished lower level includes a playroom and bonus room that could lend itself as a recreational room or exercise space.

For more information, contact Jeanne Hurty of Halstead Property at 203-962-3064 or email her at


ADDRESS: 22 Great Hill Road

PRICE: $ 2,295.000









NOTABLE FEATURES: three fireplaces, pergola, outdoor fireplace, built-in grill, mudroom, French doors, cupola, two car attached garage

SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School

ASSESSMENT: $1,327,970

TAX RATE: 15.01

TAXES: $19,933