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Darien Home Designed By Yale Dean Lists For $3.975M

40 Arrowhead Way, a contemporary home in the exclusive Darien enclave of Tokeneke, is on the market for $3.975 million. Photo Credit: Houlihan Lawrence
The home, designed by Deborah Berke, is bright and airy. Photo Credit: Houlihan Lawrence
The open gourmet kitchen at 40 Arrowhead Way. Photo Credit: Houlihan Lawrence
A home office is tucked away in one corner of the home's bright and airy rooms. Photo Credit: Houlihan Lawrence
One of the home's five bedrooms. Photo Credit: Houlihan Lawrence

DARIEN, Conn. – It doesn’t happen very often, but a property in a super-exclusive Darien neighborhood has come on the market.

The price of admission to Tokeneke, a tiny enclave on a tidal cove of Long Island Sound, might be daunting to all but a handful of folks.

The real estate brokerage firm of Houlihan Lawrence has just listed the contemporary home on Arrowhead Way for $3.975 million.

Designed by Deborah Berke, who is now the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, the home is sited on 1.1 acres in the middle of Tokeneke.

According to the brokers, it was custom built in 2006 and features an open gourmet kitchen, family media room, and first-floor master bedroom with a fireplace that opens out to a private patio that also has a fireplace.

If that’s not enough, the 4,976-square-foot manse also has a sauna, wine cellar and a guest house.

Tokeneke began life as a summer colony for New York’s well-heeled upper-class and is overseen by a neighborhood taxing authority that maintains its private roads and provides security from the outside world.

According to media reports, once folks are in, they stay, and properties are hard to come by.

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