DARIEN, Conn. -- A completely renovated 1830s five-bedroom Colonial farmhouse at 4 Roland Drive in Darien brilliantly combines restored features from the past with present day luxuries. Everything is new except that which represents priceless historic elements.
The property sits on .59 acres and includes 5,502 square feet, 5.5 baths and the charm of yesteryear with the amenities and energy efficient systerms of today. Bruce Baker of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is listing the property for $2,875,000.
“This is a rare product in such a good way,’’ Baker said. “To have such an iconic property and at the same time be so current is quite unusual. The owners integrated its iconic status with new construction standards with an eye toward top quality and efficiency.”
The home’s intrinsic value begins with its location. Roland Drive is a quiet cul-de-sac off of Mansfield Avenue and within walking distance to the train station, restaurants, shopping, schools and parks.
Examples of authenticity include the original reclaimed and restored antique, wide-plank northern pine 1835 flooring, which immediately call out the home’s heritage. The foyer includes a tri-hearth fireplace completely rebuilt as the original, and is surrounded with antique tile from the Netherlands, called Delft tile.
There are a several other antique details, giving character to the completed renovation 10 years ago which transformed the house into a luxury property.
The gourmet kitchen with includes a Viking 48-inch, 6-burner gas range and double oven, Sub Zero 48-inch side by side refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, large kitchen island with custom reclaimed maple wood top and select granite countertops with a mini tile backsplash.
The family room features a vaulted ceiling with original fieldstone used for fireplace. There are five fireplaces in all, and the main level also includes a dining room, reception/living room, first floor guest room with full bath, mudroom with access to side entrance, rear staircase and a large two car garage.
The master suite includes a large sitting area, enormous walk-in closet and bath with custom double vanity, footed tub and oversized walk-in shower.
The exterior has also been tastefully updated with plantings, landscaping, fully irrigated lawns, copper gutters and a wraparound porch.
“The owners have taken great pride in this home and made wonderful updates,’’ Baker said. “It exudes Colonial charm with the features people want in today’s living. It really is a special property.”
Click here for the website listing. To arrange a showing, contact Baker at 203-912-7061 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org