Real Estate: An updated Chasmars Pond colonial
DARIEN — Sited on the Chasmars Pond cul de sac known for hosting neighborhood block parties, picnics and holiday gatherings, this four-bedroom colonial offers a fresh and youthful design for the 2016 buyer.
This Darien neighborhood is the epitome of the suburban location with manicured lawns, New England-style Colonial homes and a convenient close-to-town location.
A flat, level backyard sits up high next to the Five Mile River, offering picturesque seasonal views and great play space for children.
This particular home, sited on a half-acre lot, has been totally redone and upgraded in 2015 with sophisticated finishes and an open floor plan ideal for entertaining.
Inside, the home has 3,000 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and 31/2 baths.
In true center hall design, a formal living room sits at left of entry with a wood burning fireplace featuring a marble surround and mahogany French doors leading to a light-filled family room.
The spaces are separated by a peninsula housing a wet bar with 2-inch-thick durable quartzite counters, a hammered nickel vessel sink and a beverage refrigerator.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 10 Chasmars Pond Road
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,208
YEAR BUILT: 1977
YEAR RENOVATED: 2015
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 1
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
A comfortable family room features vaulted ceilings and entire wall of windows overlooking the backyard and Five Mile River.
The space is warmed by a gas fireplace with a chic quartzite surround with built-ins on either side for displaying photographs and collections.
The family room has access to a large deck through French doors offering seamless entertaining during the warmer months.
Alongside the family room, an eat-in kitchen is wrapped with white inset cabinetry with Costa Esmerelda counters and a Carrara marble subway-tiled backsplash.
Appliances include a Wolf five-burner cooktop, a Subzero refrigerator and freezer and a dual Thermador wall oven.
The second floor features three guest bedrooms with hardwood floors, crown molding and plenty of natural light.
All three of the guestrooms share two hall baths, one with a step-in shower and the second with a tub.
The master bedroom features a separate sitting area that could also easily lend itself as an office space and a walk-in dressing room with custom organizational shelving and drawers.
The master features a coffered ceiling, grass cloth wallpaper and a gas fireplace flanked by built-ins.
A master bathroom includes a step-in shower and tub, radiant heated floors and a dual vanity.