The Devil is in the Details!
No detail has been left unattended at this breathtaking estate on 188 Long Neck Point Road in Darien, CT. The 17 room residence lies on 3.7 marvelous acres of land on Long Island Sound with 380 feet of shoreline for remarkable views of the Sound, Norton Bay and the Manhattan skyline. When the current owners bought this spectacular waterfront property, they dreamed of creating an authentic French Manor House, and almost completely renovated the original mansion while maintaining key features special to the original structure that was built in 1895 by the railroad tycoon responsible for opening up the Gold Coast areas in Connecticut and Long Island. Moving forward to the new owners who spared no time, nor expense in researching and importing the finest materials available to create this modern day masterpiece it successfully demonstrates the result of exquisite detail and craftsmanship.
A myriad of careful design elements can be found throughout the entire 17,000 square foot residence beginning outdoors with an expansive granite terrace complete with intricate grillwork on the wrought iron balcony and railings from Vermont, to the applied Venetian plaster walls that were custom designed in Munroe, CT. Additional noteworthy details can be found in the dramatic entry hall that boasts a grand double elliptical staircase comprised of rich marble and limestone imported from France that overlooks a living room with 20’ high plaster ceilings designed by legendary Balco Construction who also did the ceiling in Grand Central Station. For added convenience, all of the dramatic floor-to-ceiling French doors in the living room and library are equipped with electronic pull down screens.
The gorgeous walnut parquet floors in the living room and antique chestnut floors in the kitchen/family room reflect the beauty and warmth of a true French country home, while the half moon shaped infinity pool and grotto/pool house that overlook the Sound, stone pier and floating dock offer water views that can’t be found anywhere else.
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Contact Halstead Property’s Janet Olmsted, Chris Merritt and Judi McCarty to inquire about this listing.