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Tokeneke Home In Darien Offers Luxury, Views And History

A glance from the outside at 3 Coves End Road in the Tokeneke Association in Darien.
A glance from the outside at 3 Coves End Road in the Tokeneke Association in Darien. Photo Credit: Contributed
The home at 3 Coves End Road was built in 1912.
The home at 3 Coves End Road was built in 1912. Photo Credit: Contributed
The home has more than 5,000 square feet.
The home has more than 5,000 square feet. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. – A five-bedroom home built in 1912 in the Tokeneke Association of Darien came on the market recently with Halstead Darien and agent Patty Hutchinson.

“Still Waters” at 3 Coves End Road includes 6½ baths and is located directly on the Tokeneke lagoon known as “Pound Gut,” fed by a natural stream and emptying into the Scott’s Cove extension. This home sits on nearly an acre and is being offered for $4.495 million.

The home was originally built as two side-by-side houses for a pair of sisters. Through a renovation true to their architectural character, the homes were joined and now offer more than 5,000 square feet of luxury throughout.

The home was built by Norwegian craftsmen with handcrafted rough-hewn construction. It features 9 ½-foot ceilings, original doors and leaded glass windows looking out onto uninterrupted water and parkland views from every room. The circular planting bed in the stone drive and porte cochere off the kitchen offer a glimpse of the attention to detail and practical touches throughout the home.

A double-height front entrance greets visitors along with updated wood floors on the ground level. The kitchen features a spacious open plan and Carrera marble countertops. The butler’s pantry leads to the back staircase, the porte cochere and a family room with a step-up home office area with built-in shelves. The house also features several newly built porches with spectacular views.

The second floor has five en suite bedrooms, including a guest suite with sitting room and fireplace. The master suite has a sitting room with a fireplace, a balcony and his and hers bathrooms and closets. There is an upstairs laundry and spacious walk-up attic. The detached three-car garage has a storage area above, and there is also a landing dock on Pound Gut.

“This special home takes advantage of an exquisite setting with oversize windows and meticulous landscaping,” Hutchinson said. “It has been lovingly maintained and updated by the current owners who have lived here for nearly 30 years. The surprising part is that it has all of the charm of an antique, but the rooms are so well proportioned and the ceilings are so high that the dimensions are what one would get with a new construction.”

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