DARIEN, Conn. -- Luxury homebuyers seeking a condominium alternative and easy water access will treasure a recent listing at 59 Five Mile River Road in Darien.
The four-bedroom, four and a half bathroom Shingle-Style Colonial is listed by Rachel Walsh of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, New Canaan, for $2,995,000. Click here for the website listing.
“It’s such a unique property,’’ Walsh said. “It’s for the specialty buyer who wants a very low maintenance home, the Darien community and commute, gorgeous water views and the ability to walk out the door to do water activities from your own dock.”
Walsh said during a recent showing of the home, a paddle boarder, sailboater and kayaker cruised past the home within a 15-minute window. “Then I looked up and saw two swans glide by,’’ she said. “It’s really picturesque and calming.”
Walsh said the home also shows like new. Built in 2005 by a local builder, Kaali-Nagy Construction, the home has been gently lived in by the current residents, who are the original owners.
“When they purchased the home, they wanted something unique and did not want a standard Colonial on a standard street,’’ Walsh said. “This fit the bill for them. One of the most special things is that you can see water from every room in the house, yet the house sits high."
Walsh said visitors to the home particularly enjoy the extra wide front-to-back hallway upon entering the home, which allows a view of the Five Mile River from the front door. The home features a stunning all white custom kitchen with Carrara marble counters, a Great Room with fireplace, custom built-ins and moldings, a first floor bedroom/library and a master bedroom with fireplace and luxury marble bath.
There is a 2-car garage, 2,822 square feet of living space and an exterior balcony and terrace with a private dock.
“It is a perfect downsizer home, for a couple with grown children, or even a weekend or ‘snowbird’ house,’’ Walsh said. “It has a small lot, which equates with very low maintenance. Yet, you’re completely private. It also has relatively low taxes compared to other waterfront towns."
Walsh said natural sunlight fills the home from dawn until dusk. Visitors to the home find it hard to believe, she said, that it is 10 years old.
“It’s like a brand new house and it has been perfectly maintained,’’ Walsh said. “It’s a substantially built house with a timeless style.”