There's such a cute house at 6 Pasture Lane in Darien -- a great lot at the corner turn of this perfect pedestrian road. The backyard abuts the field behind Hindley Elementary School -- a perfect neighbor to have -- and there's more inside.
A sycamore tree welcomes visitors to this mid-sized Cape Cod house. The relatively large lot, which includes a pool in the back, where there's also a substantial yard, is pleasantly spread out.
Two small Doric pillars, which repeat inside, greet at the short front porch. Built in 1951, the house was recently renovated, including an addition to the back. As a consequence, the interior feels fresh, but also holds some of the solidity of the history.
The living room opens wide to the left and flows off into a big kitchen and adjacent family space, and even further down the hall of a new wing. The design is smart and gives the house a feeling of sprawling space on a relatively small footprint.
Downstairs, there are a couple of fireplaces in both the family and living rooms. The latter offers French doors that can close it off from the kitchen area. This room also has several sets of large sash windows.
Straight on from the front door is a hall area that draws light from opposite glass doors and windows that complete a small wall with a nice view out toward the pool.
To the right, a hall leads past a small bedroom and opposite bath, then opens into a wide-open master suite with all the trimmings. The bathroom has a tub and adjacent glass shower -- both set in a combination of vanilla white tiles and wainscoting. There are double sinks and matching mirrors, which have a neat modern look to them.
The floors are wood in the bedroom, as they are throughout the rest of the downstairs, and French doors lead out to the pool from the bedroom as well. The room features the long, low sash windows of the era, along with a walk-in closet with a perfect desk area facing out a window to the east.
The kitchen is bright with a wealth of tract lights. A small island topped with a swirling design in polished red granite matches the counters. The six-burner Viking stove and built-in fridge and dishwasher are the top-notch touches to the room, which offers a dining area as well.
The adjacent family area has another door that leads out to the pool on the east side.
There's also a laundry room, office space and a big bedroom at the back with a bathroom and vaulted ceiling featuring two skylights and a loft space accessible through a pull-down ladder in the office behind.
Past a separate entrance and mud area west of the kitchen, stairs rise to a playroom over the attached two-car garage. The large windows fill this room with light. There is accessible storage crawl space from here too.
Up the main stairs, two bedrooms are opposite one another, with a bathroom in the hall between them, along with several doors accessing attic space.
The east side room has a balcony out the window, while the room on the west side has a dresser built into the wall. Each room also offers a corner desk built-in and facing out the window.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house, contact Robert Callahan of Halstead Property at 203-921-5059 or email@example.com.
About this house
ADDRESS: 6 Pasture Lane, Darien
YEAR BUILT: 1951
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,242
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12
FULL BATHROOMS: 4
HALF BATHS: 2
FEATURES: Two-car attached garage, skylights, terrace, pool, security system, sprinkler
SCHOOLS: Hindley Elementary, Middlesex Middle, Darien High
Friday, November 22, 2013