We recently had the pleasure of joining Helen B. Philips
and Faith Perry
for their fabulous Summer Soiree celebrating Connecticut and its incredible brands and makers. The event took place at 2265 Post Road
in Darien, a gorgeous Victorian estate that
s currently for sale through Book & Co Realty with William Raveis
The home, built in 1856, features six bedrooms, four-full and one half-bath. Dubbed “The Garden Gate,” this estate is bursting with character, from the built-in bookshelves in the office, exposed sheetrock in the dining room, to the vintage wood mirrors in the bathrooms. Lofted ceilings on the main floor gave each room a spacious feel, while the styling and staging from Cynthia Princi Restyling and Design
and throw blankets from ChappyWrap
kept the home feeling equal parts comfortable and luxurious.
The kitchen was the star of the home, with a unique style and plenty of natural light. Stainless steel appliances, a SubZero-Wolf
range, and a refrigerator disguised as a mirrored cabinet gave a chic and homey look. Small bites and treats were provided by Fjord Fish Market
, Fairfield Greenwich Cheese Co.
, Four Forks Darien
, and Palmers Bakery
Covering 5,699-square-feet and set on a lush 1.6-acre lawn, the HOBI award-winning property was the perfect place to host a summer get-together. Between rain showers, we enjoyed sips of a Cylinder Vodka
blueberry lemonade and Bimble Bev
sparkling water on the expansive patio and deck, outfitted in blue and white in true Connecticut fashion. From the TipSea Trailer
bar on the lawn, we were able to take in the details of the home’s exterior, and views of the gated, in-ground pool surrounded by beautiful hydrangeas. Nielsen’s provided stunning flower arrangements to decorate each space. The asking price for this home is $3.175 million.
You can view the listing here. Julia Dags
photographed the event and Lexie Janey designed the invitations and recipe cards.