Live Like a Swell in this Connecticut Waterfront Estate

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Published By : Beth Kramer on Monday, Jun 20th, 2011, 12:12 pm

 

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A French-Norman estate set on just over 2 acres with direct access to the Long Island Sound is on the auction block, to be sold June 25 to the highest bidder, regardless of price.  Previously listed at $12.5 M, the home features 5 beds/6 baths, and a guest cottage and is just an hour train ride from Manhattan, enough time to read the WSJ on your i Pad.

 

 

 

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The bedroom community of Darien on Connecticut’s Gold Coast has been included on lists citing “the most expensive places to live in North America” and has been home to a number of celebrities and VIPs, from Charles and Anne Morrow Lindburgh who lived not too far from this estate to Topher Grace, Chloe Sevigny, Kate Bosworth, and Christoper Plummer.The town of  Darien has also had a starring or supporting role in a number of films, including The Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), The Stepford Wives (1975 and 2004), and Revolutionary Road (2008.)

 

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Floor to ceiling windows framed with crisp molding and French doors open to the waterfront scenery in this comfortable room.

 

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The natural stone enhanced fireplace adds to the cozy setting, perfect for reading during winter months.

 

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The dining room with space to seat 12 provides sweeping views of the Sound and Scott’s Cove.

 

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Elegant dark walls appoint the office with an art deco feel. Glass doors frame the waterfront setting.

 

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A formal sitting area leads to the library which features a wet bar and banks of bookshelves because who wouldn’t enjoy a snifter of brandy while reading Chaucer?

 

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Curved walls and ceilings mirror the waterfront topography in this delightful kitchen with breakfast nook. A marble topped L-shaped island provides the gourmet cook with plenty of work surface and storage.

 

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The master suite encompasses half of the second floor. The master bedroom’s curved panoramic windows display a 180 degree view of the Cove below.

 

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The master bath is appointed with dark wood cabinetry, two stories of windows offering sweeping vistas, and a glass -encased shower with dual rain heads.

 

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In addition to expansive decks overlooking the Sound and the home’s private dock, the estate features a hot tub and swimming pool on the side of the house.

 

See the listing on REALTOR.com.

 

For more information or to register, see the auction website.

 

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Coldwell Banker Action Realty is a full-service real estate firm focusing on Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties in the Tampa Bay area. We stress professionalism, integrity, and excellence in customer service. We would be pleased to assist you with purchasing or selling a property, renting a home, or marketing and managing your investment property.

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