Private, custom Colonial in Darien
Updated 6:12 pm, Thursday, June 30, 2016
NEW CANAAN — Designed and custom built by architect Alex Kaali-Nagy, this gracious, sun-filled country home offers more than 9,000 square feet of masterfully constructed living space on a private West-side cul-de-sac.
The custom-designed Colonial sits high on 3.68 acres of private property with distant winter water views of Collins Pond.
Tucked at the end of the private Clearview Lane cul-de-sac, the home is approached through a stone-pillared entry and is surrounded by lush landscaping and stone retaining walls throughout.
Well designed, beautifully proportioned rooms flow seamlessly into each other creating a warm and inviting floor plan great for both entertaining and day-to-day living.
There are four fully finished floors spanning more than 9,000 square feet of living space, including five, large en suite bedrooms, five fireplaces and French doors galore.
A gracious, two-story paneled foyer opens into an elegant formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace and French doors accessing a large, covered porch, perfect for outdoor entertaining during warmer months.
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A handsome library wrapped in cherry paneling features a wood-burning fireplace set against a floor-to-ceiling paneled wall treatment flanked by built-in bookcases.
The formal dining room, also with French doors leading to the covered porch, features heavily detailed crown molding, classic chair rail and an attached butler’s pantry with a wet bar and glass cabinetry.
A bright and sun-filled kitchen features a cathedral-beamed ceiling, center island for everyday seating and plenty of freshly painted white cabinetry topped with marble counters.
An oversized breakfast room features built-ins with a ladies’ desk area and French doors leading to the covered porch.
Just off the kitchen is a large family room featuring a stone fireplace, a tray ceiling and French doors.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 117 Clearview Lane
YEAR BUILT: 1992
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 9,147
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16
FULL BATH: 6
HALF BATH: 3
NOTABLE FEATURES: Cedar roof, bluestone terrace, covered porch, billiards room, wine cellar, French doors, three-car attached garage, mudroom, butler’s pantry, potential pool site,
SCHOOLS: West Elementary, Sax Middle School, New Canaan High School
The first floor also includes two powder rooms, a mudroom and an oversized, three-car garage.
On the second floor, there are four en suite family bedrooms, one with a fireplace, as well as a large master bedroom suite.
The master includes a fireplace and siting area, his and hers dressing areas and walk-in closets, and a en suite bath with a steam shower and whirlpool tub.
A third level is fully finished with a cathedral ceiling, charming window seats and a half bath lending itself as a great playroom space.
A lower level was fully finished in 2001 by Prutting & Co. with an English-pub style billiards room finished with black marble floors, cherry paneling and grass cloth wallpaper.
The media room includes a full bar, built-ins and a large TV area.
The lower level also includes a home office, exercise room with a full bath, including a steam shower and a 300-bottle wine cellar.
For more information or to see the property please contact Mary Higgins of Halstead Property at (203) 247-1625 or email her at email@example.com