Designed for the Artist in Darien, Connecticut

With its alluring natural environment and amazing water views across Long Island Sound, a residence now available through William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Darien, Connecticut, is designed with the artist in mind. The home makes an exceptional retreat for an artist, offering a stunning two-level studio that provides an inspirational atmosphere for artistic endeavors of all kinds. The property itself also provides a myriad of possibilities for the creative mind, offering a magnificent setting that can become a personalized beachfront sanctuary for the right buyer.

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The estate is at once totally private and surrounded by a host of major waterfront properties, enjoying a location in a prestigious association on the Sound. The rare white-sand beach with its far-reaching blue water views and the secluded grounds serve as an awe-inspiring backdrop for the home. Adorned with elegant low walls, the superb park-like acre features stretches of green lawns surrounded by beautiful foliage and trees, decorated with mature specimen plants. A lovely outdoor terrace makes for an additional spot for taking in the peaceful views.

Inside, many of the home’s 16 rooms offer more vantage points that bring in those views. Built in 1963, the spacious 8,274 square-foot, brick and shingle residence offers the chance to experience an exceptional lifestyle. Offering five bedrooms and six and a half baths in total, the home boasts skylights and vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces, and hardwood, tiled or carpeted flooring throughout the rooms. The main living area has a curved wall of windows overlooking the water, with other notable living spaces including the center-island kitchen and the dining area accessing the terrace. Two master bedroom suites and a guest suite are also included, as well as staff quarters with two bedrooms and a professional office. Additional amenities include central air, a security system, sprinkler system and attached garage.

Known for its bucolic scenery, winding roads, rolling hills and everlasting water views, the neighborhood where this property is located is considered one of the most desirable in Darien. The area, Tokeneke, also benefits from access to all of Darien’s Gold Coast amenities, such as its fine parks, country clubs and beaches, as well as its highly ranked public schools. This property at 19 Contentment Island Road, offered at $6,995,000, provides the discriminating buyer with the opportunity to live in a sought-after community on a property that is both inspiring and unique.

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