Posts Tagged ‘Delafield Island’

Looking back at 2012

Monday, January 7, 2013

It has been very quiet on the real estate radar the last few weeks. Our silence is a good indicator…. when we’ve got nothing to blog about, you know it is quiet out there!  Inventory is very low right now and there is a certain level of demand which potentially sets the stage for a competitive market this Spring. (We have seen some fabulous previews and look forward to giving you an inside look as they come on).

There are a few properties from 2012 that we still really like.

24 Cliff Avenue.  A favorite of ours. This 1911 charmer has more space than you think (approximately 2000) and is close to downtown Darien and trains, and walking distance to Rowayton.  It has been on and off the market since April and they are asking $899,000. Listed by Betsy Nolan at Coldwell Banker. THIS PROPERTY IS IN CONTRACT.

Classic 1911 Colonial.

Classic 1911 Colonial.

Really nice kitchen.  Note the back splash over the stove.  It reads "Cliff Ave"!

Really nice kitchen. Note the back splash over the stove. It reads “Cliff Ave”!

Great place for a BBQ with friends.

Great place for a BBQ with friends.


106 Stephen Mather.  Just reduced, this is a great location and an even better piece of flat property. Stephen Mather is such a pretty street that offers privacy yet not isolation!  Lots of bedrooms and outdoor space for everyone!  Listed by Holly Hurd at Kelly Associates. Asking $2,499,000.

106 Stephen Mather

106 Stephen Mather

Love the front door.

Love the front door.

Great color for a living room.

Great color for a living room.

A great flat back yard.

A great flat back yard.


593 Hollow Tree Ridge Road.  If you came to our Sister Parish trunk show, then you know how fabulous this house really is!  Dress it up or dress it down, this is one our favorites.  If you haven’t already, check it out.  A very special place indeed. Now asking $2,695,000. Listed by Hannah Burge at Kelly Associates.


A beauty!






86 Delafield Island.  What a beauty.  This 1920’s gem has been loved and lived in for many many years by the same family.  The views are fabulous, and the setting makes you want to settle down…and never leave. Except on your boat from your dock!  The patina oozes and oh’s what you could do to put your own stamp on this gem!  Don’t be afraid of the work, this will be well worth it! Listed by Sheree Frank and Doug Milne at Kelly Associates. Asking $5,995,000.

A beautiful old house perched over a view to die for!

A beautiful old house perched over a view to die for!


Narnia? No, it’s Darien!


A fabulous room that captures all the special views of the property.




February officially launches the Spring market, and we will start to see a lot of new inventory come on.


Take a look. This is a winner!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

10 Tory Hole Road should be on your radar if you are out looking this Spring for something special.  It is beautifully renovated, and expanded in the most discreet way. This house is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants the best of both worlds: room for kids, dogs and “stuff ” as well as a “grown up” and gracious lifestyle.  No detail is overlooked!  Situated in a private and well sought after neighborhood of Delafield Island, the 1930’s house has  5 bedrooms/4 1/2 baths, slate roof (which we love) approximately 5200 square feet, and is offered at $2,950,000.  Listed by Kate Balanoff and at Kelly Associates.

Elegant, and beautifully established foundation plantings.

The rear view shows off a beautiful place to entertain.

Great scale and, of course, we noted the front door (love it!) Another example of an entry that is its own room.  Always a “good thing”!

The house is gracious yet comfortable. Easy to entertain in. This room is large enough for several seating areas and corners for conversation.

My favorite room – the sunroom.

Comfortable and easy. Beautifully done.

A well planned kitchen in warm tones blend beautifully with the rest of the house.

Family room filled with southern charm.

Doors in the family room lead out to terraces.



If you would like to see this property, please call us.












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