On the Market: Fully custom new home by rail and woods

DARIEN — Some people suffer from a condition called Triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number thirteen. They could easily be cured of that fear living in the 13-room house at 61 Stony Brook Road.

Its next owners will consider themselves very lucky indeed to call the newly constructed white colonial house their home. It was designed and crafted in 2016 by Renato Gasparian Associates. The house sits in a great location, which feels secluded and private, yet it is only minutes to town shops and restaurants and the Metro North train station. Stony Brook Road is off Leroy Avenue as is the train station parking lot. The train station itself is on West Avenue and the other end of Stony Brook Road feeds into West Avenue.

It also enjoys easy access to Tilley Pond Park, near downtown and the train station. The municipal park consists of more than eight acres of open space, walking/jogging paths, benches, a garden area, trees and ornamental plantings.

The custom-built house sits on a 1.53-acre level property and it contains 6,585 square feet of casually elegant living space. It includes custom crafted millwork throughout, tall ceilings, a stunning tri-level open staircase, and what one person refers to as “THE” most well-appointed mudroom. The house was specifically designed with a work/life balance in mind with a first floor office near the front entrance and a lower level walk-out with several rooms including a fitness area.

Approach this house via the semi-circular driveway from which a slate path leads to the covered and colonnaded front entrance. The taller than usual front door is framed by wide sidelights and a transom. Inside, the two-story foyer has paneled walls and French doors that separate it from the office. There is also an interior balcony. On the opposite side of the foyer the formal living room has a three-tiered, tapered ceiling to interesting visual effect. The family room has a fireplace with a yellow brick firebox, a coffered ceiling, and French doors to the bluestone patio and backyard, where the actual Stony Brook meanders through the far end. This yard has room for an in-ground swimming pool.

The family room is open to the gourmet kitchen separated only by a large breakfast room, which also has a door to the patio. The kitchen has a hardwood floor, center island topped in thick wood butcher’s block, quartz counter tops, white ceramic subway tile backsplash, walk-in-pantry, and farm sink. High-end appliances including a Wolf six-burner gas range and Sub-Zero refrigerator.

That large, well-appointed mudroom has shiplap on the walls, ebony slate flooring in a herringbone pattern, custom built-in cabinets and cubbies, a bench, side door, and access to the three-car attached garage. This area also has a half bath and a home command center. The rear stairs in the mudroom lead to the second floor, as does the unusual open front staircase. The second floor contains four of the home’s five bedrooms.

The master suite has French doors to a Juliet-style balcony looking over the yard, two walk-in closets, and the master bath has a slate floor in a large scale honeycomb pattern, free-standing soaking tub, large shower stall with honed granite shower bench and trims, and water closet. Double charcoal vanities have honed Carrara marble tops. Two other bedrooms, one of which is on the lower level, are en suite, and the other two share a Jack-and-Jill-style bath.

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STYLE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 61 Stony Brook Road

PRICE: $4,450,000


FEATURES: 1.53-acre level property, bluestone patio, close to town amenities and Metro North train station, walking distance to Tilley Pond Park, audio system, insulated windows, one fireplace, patio, extra insulation, semi-circular driveway, sprinkler system, three-car attached garage, full finished walk-out basement, wood shingle roof, attic, well water, room for a pool, propane heat, six bedrooms, five full and two half baths

SCHOOLS: Royle Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High School

MILL RATE: 15.77 mills

TAXES: $34,202

The lower level has a separate entrance, the guest suite, a huge play area and fitness spaces.

For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Virginia Klein and Carrie Klein of Darien Spaces, affiliated with RE/MAX Heritage Real Estate, at 203-521-7555, or visit http://darienspaces.com/stonybrook.