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163 Pear Tree Point Road – Darien, CT

Offered at: $18,900,000

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Old World meets New in this timeless prewar home on the coast of the Long Island Sound. The residence began its life in 1915, with an archetypal European roofline, clad in handsome slate, and a cream-colored stucco façade draped with emerald ivy. More recently, a sophisticated contemporary addition enhanced its floor plan, creating an enchanting variety of light-filled spaces for stylish living and entertaining. At every turn, expanses of windows take full advantage of the panoramic water views.

The impressively scaled public areas include formal living and dining rooms; an impeccably outfitted chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry; a family room and adjoining playroom; a library, a yoga or meditation studio; and an outdoor living area with dramatic steel ceiling beams, a fireplace, and tranquil vistas of Noroton Harbor.

On the home’s second level are the eight restful bedrooms and several stylish baths. Chief among them is an opulent master suite, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows offering enviable views, his and her dressing rooms and marble baths, French doors to a sunny deck, a fireplace, a sitting area, and an office. Four bedrooms are located in a private wing, accompanied by en suite baths and a laundry room. In an ideal configuration for guests, three bedrooms share a kitchenette and bath. Beneath the cathedral ceilings of the uppermost level are a delightful game room, a fitness center, a miniature basketball court, an art studio or office, and a convenient half bath.

The idyllic 4.2-acre property encompasses swaths of lush rolling manicured lawn, an English perennial garden, a private dock, a tennis court, an alluring swimming pool surrounded by a sun-soaked terrace, and numerous alfresco living and entertaining areas with views of the water’s edge.

Listing Agent: Shelly Tretter Lynch