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On top of Briar Brae

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Classic Connecticut colonial is what comes to mind when you think about real estate in Darien.  19 Briar Brae delivers just that.  SO tidy, SO nicely set up, and and a BRAND NEW FAB MASTER BATH!  (We haven’t seen one of these since Oak Park).  The light was pouring in throughout the house on the morning I saw it.  Yes, even in January/February you feel the light streaming in. The house sits high on the hill, and has a terrific FLAT yard.  Consider this 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath house if you want something absolutely move-in ready.  Asking $1,749,000. Listed by Ellen McCue at Kelly Associates. THIS PROPERTY HAS AN ACCEPTED OFFER AND IS NOT BEING SHOWN.

Top O'Hill

Top O’Hill.  I can see a coat of Tennis Court White and some pale ocean green shutters.  Check out Farrow & Ball’s new colors this season.

front hall

There are a lot of nice details to work with, including the arched doorway into the living room.


Its a bright red, but what would Mary McDonald do?  A little black, a little orange, a little chinoiserie chic! And, note the arched door here.


This is a nice clean palate to work with for some great decorating. I was recently reminded how fabulous Brunschwig’s “La Portugaise” is. Might look great in this room. A classic that lives on.  Thank you Albert…


Fabulous size for a master bedroom. The fireplace is a nice detail, but what’s really important is the master bath that is brand new. It’s so new it wasn’t ready for the photos! I saw the space. It’s great!


Oh yes, the flat back yard! The stone wall is another detail not to be over looked.


One of the three other bedrooms. Each is in tip top shape, very tidy, very ready for all those toys (I saw absolutely no hand marks or crayon marks on the walls. WOW!)


The “great” room, off the kitchen.  Meg Braff has some gorgeous wall papers that would look fabulous in this room. She’s got one called Sporting D’ete that would be perfect. The double doors lead out to the terrace.


The kitchen is in great shape and is a good working space for someone who likes to cook. One of those Oomph lanterns would look amazing here!

It so rare to find a place that you can just move into and start decorating.  The possibilities are endless.  The other bonus here is that it is a straight shot up to New Canaan’s Waveny Park, and Elm Street shopping.  Kind of nice to have Darien’s conveniences and New Canaan so easily accessible.

The Spring market is heating up so get a move on!  Check this one out if you are looking for a house with lots of  space (and bathrooms!  there are 3 1/2!).

If you would like to see this house, please call us.  We would love to show it!

If you are currently working with an agent, this is not a solicitation.