ON THE MARKET: A cute Darien cape for a million
DARIEN — The charming cape tucked at the end of Echo Drive offers five bedrooms and plenty of charm, starting with its red front door.
The home is located off Hoyt Street at the end of Echo Drive alongside the Middlesex Club, a private swimming, tennis and social club located on 10 acres of property.
Built in 1951, the sweetly expanded cape is trimmed with white clapboard siding, dark green shutters and is sited on 0.32 acres of property.
With hardwood floors throughout, charming built-ins and cozy living spaces, the mid-century cape offers 2,600 square feet of living space with three finished levels.
Inside, a large formal living room features a wood burning fireplace trimmed with dental molding and a cozy built in window bench surrounded by built-in shelving for displaying collections.
The formal dining room features a classic design with lower paneling and crown molding and features two built-in corner hutches for displaying serve ware.
Overlooking the backyard and terrace, a sunroom features two walls lined with windows allowing for plenty of natural light and makes for a great entertaining space just off the kitchen.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape Cod
ADDRESS: 15 Echo Drive
YEAR BUILT: 1951
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,602
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FULL BATH: 3
HALF BATH: 0
NOTABLE FEATURES: two car attached garage, sunroom, stone terrace, finished basement, eat-in kitchen, private guest suite, wood burning fireplace, pantry, master balcony
SCHOOLS: Holmes Elementary, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.77
An eat-in kitchen is wrapped in cabinetry and a retro-tiled backsplash. While most of the kitchen remains in its original footprint, the space has been updated with granite counters and stainless appliances.
An attached pantry equipped with a second refrigerator, sink and extra storage space would lend itself as a butler’s pantry or offer easy expansion potential for the kitchen if desired by future owners.
A first-floor guest suite with its own private entrance designed to be a separate apartment if desired offers a private guest suite with a living room, bedroom full bath and access to the pantry as a kitchenette.
The second floor features three charming guest bedrooms that share a full hall bathroom and a spacious master suite, added on by the previous owner.
The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, lovely arched windows and access to a private balcony.
In addition, the master features a walk-in closet outfitted with organizational storage and a master bath lined with tumbled stone tiling, a frameless glass shower and a sunken whirlpool tub.
The lower level offers space for a playroom or a family room with a wall of cabinetry for added storage.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Jill Brannigan of Halstead Property at 203-273-8768 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Melinda Beardsley of Halstead Property at 203-561-5780 or email her at email@example.com