Waterfront - Golf Course
227 Old Kings Highway South Darien, CT
$ 5,800,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#170086382
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityDarien
  • Zip06820
  • StyleEuropean,Mediterranean
  • Year Built1936
  • Taxes72010
  • Price$ 5,800,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage9529
  • Lot Size5 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Douglas Elliman of Connecticut
Property Description

European elegance and old World craftsmanship created one of Darien's most sophisticated and treasured estates. This stunning Mediterranean Villa, built by composer Frank LaForge in 1936, complete with the original pipe organ to set the tone for the surprises that await. Set on a secluded 5 acre hillside on the shore of Gorham’s Pond, this storybook dream is brought to life by magnificent gardens and sweeping lawns overlooking the tranquility of the swans swimming across the water. Masterfully renovated to perfection over the years, seamlessly blending original details with modern elements for today’s lifestyle. The recent kitchen wing addition contains the most modern appliances, a cozy fireplace, and vaulted ceiling with reclaimed beams, yet features an extraordinary AGA stove as its centerpiece. The covered veranda, with automated screens and vaulted ceiling is open on three sides with water and garden views. The custom-built Iron rotisserie grill makes this a favorite spot to entertain in any season. 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms, wrought iron balconies, stone terraces, 11 fireplaces and a glass enclosed central courtyard atrium make this majestic home truly captivating. We are playing your song; so don’t refrain from calling for your private tour of this architectural gem just 1 hour from New York City.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Tokeneke Elementary School Middlesex Middle School Darien High School
Price History
6/11/2018 Listed $6,800,000
12/10/2018 15% - $5,800,000

General Features

Elementary School Tokeneke
Energy Features Generator
High School Darien
Middle School/High School Middlesex
Nearby Amenities Golf Course, Library, Park, Public Transportation
Neighborhood Tokeneke
New Construction Type No
Property Type Single Family For Sale
Status Active
Style European, Mediterranean
Tax Year July 2018-June 2019
Virtual Tour https://vimeo.com/273569207
Virtual Tour Yn Yes
Year Built 1936
Year Built Source Public Records
Zoning R-1

Interior Features

Appliances Included Gas Cooktop, Oven/Range, Counter Grill, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Subzero, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer
Attic Description Walk-up, Access Via Hatch, Storage Space
Basement Description Partial
Beds Total 5
Cooling System Central Air, Zoned
Fireplaces Total 11
Fuel Tank Location In Basement
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Heat Fuel Type Oil
Heat Type Hot Air, Hot Water, Radiant
Hot Water Description Oil
Interior Features Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-wired, Security System
Laundry Room 2nd Floor
Room Count 13
Rooms Additional Foyer, Laundry Room, Solarium
Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade 8220
Sq Ft Est Heated Below Grade 1309
Sq Ft Total 9529
Total Baths 6.00
Total Rooms 15

Exterior Features

Acres 5.0000
Direct Waterfront Yn Yes
Driveway Type Circular, Gravel
Exterior Features Balcony, French Doors, Grill, Gutters, Lighting, Patio, Porch-Screened, Terrace, Underground Sprinkler
Foundation Concrete, Stone
Garage Parking Info Under House Garage
Garages Number 2
Lot Description Water View, Sloping Lot, Professionally Landscaped
Roof Information Tile
Sewage System Septic
Siding Brick, Stone, Stucco
Water Source Public Water Connected
Waterfront Description Direct Waterfront, Frontage, Pond, Beach Rights


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 06820

AVG $2.49M
AVG $445,242
AVG 33
Year Built
AVG 1953
AVG 23
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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