Photo: Daniel Milstein Photography
If you are looking for a wondrous home with a sense of neighborhood in the private and exclusive Tokeneke Association, then 5 South Trail is for you.
Surrounded by trees and seven minutes from downtown Darien, this exquisite home has it all, according to homeowner Evan Clark.
“It was such a great home for my three children to grow up in,” said Clark, who has lived in the home for 20 years. “The home has great karma, it has great curbside appeal and fabulous neighbors.”
Events within the association, she said, include an annual Easter egg hunt, a Halloween party and a winter cocktail party.
The 1917 colonial sits on 1.35 acres and has a basement, main level, second level and attic.
Address: 5 South Trail, Darien
Price: $3.495 million
Schools: Tokeneke Elementary, Middlesex Middle, and Darien High School.
The living room with architectural detail is on the right of the main level, Clark said. The living room comes complete with a large 6-foot fireplace with a bay window and a bay window seat. There are also two French doors going out to a screened-in porch and windows on both sides of the room.
“It’s very appealing,” Clark said. “The screened-in porch is one of my favorite features of the house. It’s a great place to entertain. We eat dinner out there all summer. We take naps and read in the afternoon.”
The dining room, she said, has six full-length windows and a French door.
“It’s a step-down dining room,” she said.
After the dining room is a den with a bar and fireplace. It includes an antique game table, bookshelves on both sides, two large bay windows and window seats.
Then, there is the renovated eat-in gourmet kitchen.
The kitchen has a butler’s pantry and wet bar. It also has stainless steel appliances including a Viking stove and refrigerator. It seats eight comfortably and can seat three in the island.
“I love that the kitchen gets the morning sun. It has that contemporary feel,” Clark said. “I also love that my house has the kitchen separate from the den because after dinner I do not like looking at the mess of the kitchen.”
The first level also includes a mudroom with five large closets connected to a three-car heated garage.
Above the main level is a large lofted space and study area with built-in desks and a guest suite, Clark said.
The upper level, she said, has four bedrooms including the master suite.
The master has two French doors to an upstairs porch, a large fireplace and a sitting area. There are also four windows with north and south exposure.
The master bath, she said, has been renovated with cathedral ceilings. There is also a private tub looking out to the private backyard.
The three other upstairs bedrooms are all nice sized, Clark said.
The full attic has lots of storage space and covers the length of the entire second floor of the house.
Ashley O’Neil, Halstead Connecticut, (203) 656-6576, firstname.lastname@example.org and Mary Seiler, Halstead Connecticut, (203) 249-2543, mseiler@