If you are looking for exquisite waterfront living in the heart of Darien, then a 1911 colonial once owned by a Wall Street icon is for you.
This spectacular 1.5-acre property, which is surrounded on all sides by Scotts Cove, was purchased in 1920 by Walter Sachs, later a partner in the powerhouse Wall Street firm of Goldman Sachs. he owned a total of 13 acres making up the full property. Back then, the home was known as "The Tide."
Listing agent Becky Munro of Halstead Property Connecticut said the charming home was renovated from 1994-1997 with the help of renowned area architect, Austin Patterson.
"The magnificent estate has 16 rooms and is a renovated and restored 7,800-square-foot Mediterranean with pool, beach, pier and deep water dock," Munro said. The idyllic property, Munro said, is located at the end of a picturesque tree-lined causeway leading to the top of Delafield Island.
Enter through iron gates and walk through the Tuscany-de-signed courtyard to the large mahogany doors and then you will come to the limestone foyer.
"If you go one way, there is a huge private office with a private bath, fireplace and own terrace with the windows overlooking Scott's Cove," Munro said. "The other way is the wine cellar."
Go up the stairs to the main level and you will enter the two-story glass atrium with a fireplace, leading to the living room with high ceilings, a screened-in balcony, a fireplace and a huge walk out terrace overlooking the water.
The heated limestone floors lead to the 16-by-22-foot dinign room with a beautiful desinged stone fireplace and French doors that lead onto the terrace. The wondrous eat-in kitchen features a stainless steel six-burner range, a maple island, maple and Corian countertops, a stainless steel refrigerator, two large sinks, a Bosch dishwasher, a wine refrigerator and a warming drawer. The kitchen was remodeled with Kitchen by Deanne. The separate breakfast room and butler's pantry tie it all together for fabulous entertaining. There is also a hand-painted breakfast room ceiling.
The master suite wing has a balcony overlooking the water, French doors, a marble bath and a steam shower. It also has hardwood floors and two huge his-and-her closets, Munro said.
The connecting den with a fireplace leads to the wood-paneled office with glass on threesides, facing water views. The open sitting area off the master leads to three other en-suite bedrooms, each with their own water view.
Additional features include a tool shed, a 4-foot seawall, three terraces, an outdoor shower, copper gutters and a generator.
Over the two-car garage is one bedroom and an office with full bath. The home comes complete with six fireplaces and also has a partial walk-out basement, a library, septic and town water.
Address: 118 Delafield Island Road, Darien
Price: $7.950 million
Features: Once owned by Wall Street's Walter Sachs of Goldman Sachs, this high-end Mediterranean-style residence has a beautiful top-notch kitchen with name brand appliances, six fireplaces, multiple terraces and abundant natural light.
Listing agent: Becky Munro, Halstead Property Connecticut, (203) 858-6182, email@example.com
Friday, June 16, 2017