Real estate: An expanded Cape with sun and coziness
Beautifully sited on a perfectly flat 1.5-acre lot, the expanded Cape on Old Parish Road in Darien offers nearly 5,000 square feet of turnkey living.
Renovated in 2009 by Fox Hill Builders, the Cape features an easy open concept layout with sun-filled spacious rooms.
A large formal living room features the first of three wood-burning fireplaces and a picture window allowing for plenty of natural light.
The classic paneled formal dining room features three windows, a second wood-burning fireplace and a pretty molded ceiling adding some architectural interest to the space.
With a desirable open concept design, the kitchen and family room allow for easy entertaining and everyday living.
The kitchen offers stainless appliances with a Viking Professional induction stove and a dual undermount sink.
The family room is warmed by a New England Colonial-style brick fireplace with vaulted ceilings and sliding doors that open to a bluestone terrace overlooking the professionally landscaped lawn with mature plantings.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape Cod
ADDRESS: 6 Old Parish Road
PRICE: $ 2,395,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,825
YEAR BUILT: 1954
YEAR RENOVATED: 2009
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14
FULL BATH: 4
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Bluestone terrace, full house generator, underground utilities, three fireplaces, two-car attached garage
SCHOOLS: Royle Elementary School, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
Just off the kitchen, a space that previous owners used as a small office, would function nicely as a mudroom with access to the two-car attached garage and a separate access to the backyard.
The first floor also features a cozy den off the family room with sliding pocket doors for privacy, two guest bedrooms sharing an updated hall bath and a master suite.
The master suite features four windows that bring in plenty of natural sunlight, a walk-in closet and a master bath with a dual granite vanity, frameless glass step in shower and sunken tub.
The second floor of the home includes an additional guest bedroom with its own bath and sitting room perfect to be used by guests.
The second story offers quite a bit of space on either side of the guest bedroom that could potentially be finished by the next homeowner.
A full finished walkout lower level offers at least another 1,000 square feet of living space lending itself as a playroom, media room or home gym with a full bath.
The property includes a full house generator and underground utilities.