Location

Stately Manor

Darien, CT

Auction Date & Time

Friday November 30, 2018 at 7:00pm ET

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Property Specs

6 BD / 5 BA / 3 Half BA (bonus room suitable as sitting room or 7th bedroom)

6,220 sq. ft

Built: 1938

Lot Size: +/-4.5 acres

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The Property

RECENTLY OFFERED FOR $3.475 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE!  Situated on 4.5 private acres in Darien, CT, this stately residence blends Old World elegance with modern amenities! 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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The Community

DARIEN, CT. Darien is a residential community of approximately 20,000 people spanning 14.9 square miles along the Long Island Sound. Originally settled in 1645, the town features many restored Colonial homes, adding to its charm and historical value. Conveniently located only 38 miles from New York City, commuters will find that nearby Metro North stations and airports (including Westchester, Kennedy and LaGuardia) are easily accessible via Interstate 95 or the historic Merritt Parkway. Community is key in Darien, and residents have access to a wide range of activities year-round. Darien’s outstanding public library offers films and lectures in its auditorium, while the Darien Arts Center sponsors a variety of events in the areas of music, dance, dramatics and the visual arts that appeal to all ages.

A garden club, book club, and piano group – in addition to classes ranging from financial planning to flower arranging – are provided through the Darien Community Association.

Darien is also one of the most affluent towns in America: CNN Money ranked it #2 on a 2010 list of “top-earning towns,” and Bloomberg’s 2018 “Americas 100 Richest Places” placed Darien in the top 10. A local yacht club, boat club and six private clubs cater to the ultra-wealthy in the area, but all residents enjoy the two public beaches, an ice-skating rink, and an active YMCA and YWCA.

The Location

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT. With just under a million residents, Fairfield County Connecticut is the most populous county in the Constitution State. Established in 1666 by the Connecticut General Court, the country originally included parts of what is now New York State, and the town of Ridgefield was incorporated in 1709.  Although often seen as an extension of the New York City metropolitan area, Fairfield County has thriving industries of its own in addition to being an important center for international business who prefer to have their headquarters near, as opposed to in, New York City. Clairol, General Electric, Sikorsky Aircraft and many money management firms are currently based in Fairfield County.

Only an hour from Manhattan by car, Fairfield County boasts a very different skyline: the Taconic mountain range. The natural beauty and historic charm of the region is famous, making the homes in the area a perfect weekend getaway from the city. The Property is ideally situated on the Connecticut shoreline within fifteen minutes’ drive of several Metro-North railroad stations for easy commuting, and is within minutes of some of Fairfield County’s most interesting attractions, including the Maritime Aquarium, the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences and Two Roads Brewing Company.

Property listed and offered for sale 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 with the state of Connecticut (ID#1263399) performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited. For the purposes of disclosure, Trayor R. Lesnock (President of Platinum), is a licensed Connecticut Real Estate Broker (REB.0792226). 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.

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