The neighborhood of Tokeneke is perhaps one of the most sought-after parts of the town of Darien, Connecticut. Located on a tidal cove along Long Island Sound, the area has its roots as a summer destination for affluent individuals from New York and still attracts residents with its bucolic allure, including rolling hills and winding roads as well as stunning water views. Properties in this neighborhood are hard to come by, but one enchanting residence is now on the market, embodying all of the pastoral beauty for which Tokeneke is known.
Offered at $5,250,000 through William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, this gorgeous property offers a level of privacy and seclusion that can only be found with the most magnificent country retreats. Located at 3 Siwanoy Road, the nine-room Colonial-style residence is situated on 2.4 acres directly overlooking the peaceful Tokeneke Lagoon, forming a breathtaking backdrop and bordering the property on two sides. Visitors will want to spend a lot of time outdoors, not only to admire the water, but also all of the major aspects of an exceptional rural estate including the changing light, attendant wildlife and views of nature. The terraces, balconies, patios and sweeping lawns provide plenty of vantage points to enjoy the surroundings.
The 6,671 square-foot interior offers an aesthetic befitting the home’s lovely setting. Natural materials provide the residence’s main accents including antique wooden beams, brick floors, mahogany paneling, marble highlights and cathedral beamed ceilings. With five bedrooms and five and a half baths, the home offers a living area with stone fireplace, five additional fireplaces, formal dining room, equipped center island kitchen, recreation room, library and office. Additional amenities include a laundry, security system, central air and attached two-car garage.
The property is enhanced by all of the benefits offered by the town around it. Close to Manhattan via Metro-North railroad while boasting the amenities of the Connecticut Gold Coast, including superb beaches, parks and country clubs, Darien was named one of the top-earning towns in the country by CNN Money in 2011. In addition, the town’s public schools have been rated among the best in the state. This is truly a wonderful community for such a spectacular property to call home.
To schedule a private viewing, please contact listing agent Ellen Kelley at +1 203 979-3074.