Real estate: A century-old Waterfront villa with heated floors
An early 20th-century waterfront Mediterranean villa offers a special location with a storied history in the heart of Tokeneke.
Built in 1916, the property on Old Farm Road was once home to the Tokeneke Corp. and hosted prospective buyers while they viewed the surrounding properties that were for sale.
The elegant manor house boasts water views from nearly every room with oversized windows, a wraparound deck and outdoor entertaining space.
Renovated and expanded by current owners, the home features 21st century amenities such as radiant heated floors in the bathrooms and top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, but has retained all of its old world charm.
Current owners have added an outdoor entertaining space with a custom outdoor kitchen complete with a Viking grill, refrigerator, outdoor bath, limestone terrace with a fireplace and a lily pond.
The property also includes a beautifully integrated lap pool and spa and park-like grounds designed by Diana Devore and Associates.
Just through the sculpted gardens and stone terraces, broad limestone steps lead to an entry vestibule with antique iron gates and railings.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 39 Old Farm Road
PRICE: $ 4,395,000
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,074
YEAR BUILT: 1916
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FULL BATH: 4
HALF BATH: 1
NOTABLE FEATURES: Five fireplaces, two-car attached garage, outdoor kitchen, custom lap pool and spa, private island, footbridge, wine cellar, wraparound deck, pond
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School
TAX RATE: 15.35
Period moldings, a coffered skylight and a wood-burning fireplace enhance the entry foyer that features an antique walk-in safe converted into a thermostatically controlled wine cellar.
A double-sized living room offers great flow for entertaining with grand scale windows with original glass panes and a massive limestone wood-burning fireplace.
A redesigned chef’s kitchen features titanium mirrored glass kitchen cabinets, a Walker Zanger island and stainless steel counters.
Top-of-the-line appliances include a six-burner Wolf range and hood, a Thermador refrigerator and freezer, Miele dishwasher and a front apron stainless steel farm sink.
Open to the kitchen in a sun-filled family room with access to a wraparound mahogany covered deck with panoramic views of the property and pond with herons, egrets, swans and ducks with a footbridge to a private island.
The family room features built-in cabinetry, a wood burning fireplace with a stone surround and two custom pendant lights.
The first floor also includes an office space with crown molding and oversized windows and a formal powder room.
A master suite offers its own private retreat with a Juliet balcony and a large master sitting room featuring a wood-fireplace and two walls of casement-style windows offering a bird’s-eye view of the pond.
The master includes two walk-in closets with custom storage and an en suite bath with a sunken Kohler tub with a Perrin and Rowe faucet, a frameless glass steam shower and a dual Carrara marble vanity with Waterworks fixtures.
A third level includes two spacious guest bedrooms.