Situated on 4.5 private acres in Darien, CT, this stately residence blends Old World elegance with modern amenities!
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The property was commissioned in 1938 for the Yardley Soap family and lived in by three generations of the famous “soapers,” before being sold in 1985 to its second owner. Its Colonial-influenced design features stylish, classical proportions and an exterior of whitewashed brick.
A crushed stone driveway ending in a large motor court provides a grand entrance to the estate, and to the left of the front entrance a large, in-ground pool sparkles – perfect for long summer days. The pool’s cabana offers shade, two private changing rooms (each with a full bath), and two kitchenettes. Formal gardens and stone terraces – one with a lovely wrought iron pergola – add additional outdoor space for entertaining.
Interiors of +6,000 sf include 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half baths (with a “bonus room” able to be converted into a 7th bedroom). An inviting foyer greets guests upon entry, with black-and-white hardwood flooring laid in an intricate pattern that runs throughout the entertaining areas. Fumed oak paneling and a curved staircase add panache to the home’s refined elegance.
Additional commons areas include a formal dining room, a light-filled living room, oak-paneled library, intimate sitting room and a kitchen complete with butler’s pantry.
Upstairs, bedrooms are spacious. Three of the guest bedrooms boast en-suite baths (uncommon for homes of the era), while two share a Jack-and-Jill bath. The remaining guest room shares a separate bath with a bonus room currently utilized as a sitting room (convertible to bedroom #7, if needed). The master suite offers a handsome fireplace, as well as his-and-hers walk-in closets.
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Property listed and sold by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty (REB.0751698). Listing Agents Amy Barsanti (RES.0792122) and Carolyn Brook (RES.0754661). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a registered Foreign LLC (ID#1263399) and licensed real estate brokerage within the state of Connecticut (REB.0792292; broker Trayor R. Lesnock: REB.0792226), performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction. Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty logo and affiliate logos are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Neither Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this event other than as required by applicable law.