The Darien Home of a Design Within Reach Executive Lists for $5.595M
A house that reflects midcentury styling in an all-new shell is in neighboring Darien, owned by a Design Within Reach executive and featured in the March 2014 issue of this magazine. The couple bought the then circa-1939 Colonial in 2002, replacing only the kitchen and living comfortably in the smaller, more traditional spaces for a few years. But given their penchant for design, it’s not surprising they enhanced virtually every inch of the now 9,500-square-foot interiors. Some of the cool amenities include a wine cellar with burgundy leather walls, a 150-gallon saltwater fish tank, a screened-in great room with a fireplace and radiant-heated stone floor, and a plunge pool with an adjacent fire pit for year-round bathing. And then there are the less sexy, but still swoon-worthy features such as the elevator, the second-floor laundry room, the media room and a state-of-the art, geothermal heating and cooling system. Lucille Story and Eileen Hanford of Halstead Property share the $5,595,000 listing.
9,500 sq. ft.
Contact: Lucille Story and Eileen Hanford at Halstead Property, halstead.com
French doors in the living room lead to a patio.
The kitchen features a marble island and state-of-the-art appliances.
A fireplace anchors this light-filled living area.
A peek at the dining room.
The media room features cowhide acoustic panels.
The wine cellar includes a tasting room.
The landscaped property features a stone patio and firepit.
The screened-in sun room features a stone fireplace.