Direct waterfront home on Darien’s Brush Island
If you are looking for a home that lives as well as it looks, 19 Brush Island in Darien will fit the bill. Custom designed and built for the original owner, it is made for family living with a central living area comprising a large custom kitchen that opens to an over-sized family room with fireplace.
Additionally, the 2010 single-family has two offices off the kitchen – one office with a custom walnut wrap-around counter, built-ins, and file cabinets and another study area, equally outfitted with ample storage spaces and bookshelves, for the children. Homeowner Beth Degnan said the second floor of this 2.18-acre home contains a customed designed, hand-crafted maple library complete with fireplace and plenty of room to serve as a third office, if needed. The library, Degnan said, is directly off the primary bedroom suite, which has a sitting area, private balcony, and two walk-in closets. “The spacious oversized shower and Baine Ultra whirlpool tub make it easy to relax and recharge,” Degnan said.
The 1,346 square feet of finished basement space with walk-out stairs to the terrace seems to go on forever as it contains a gym, award-winning craft room, oversized television area, custom bar (with lockable cabinets), and game area. Additionally, Degnan said, there are approximately 1,300 square feet of unfinished basement space, providing generous storage and a second exercise area complete with a raised, sprung dance floor with a barre and mirrors.
The five-bedroom, five bath home has 7,049square-feet of living space and a three-car garage. “The attention to detail and craftsmanship of the cabinetry, moldings, and construction of this home are unmatched. No expense was spared,” Degnan said. 19 Brush Island Rd.,
Features: Finished basement includes gym, awardwinning craft room and game area; fine architectural detail and lots of sunshine; abuts the Darien Land Trust property.
Listing Agent: Nancy Dauk, Brown Harris Stevens, 203-858-1146, NDauk@bhsusa.com.
While the home was built in 2010, Degen said, “it feels and looks like a brand-new house with every possible bell and whistle from the geothermal heating/cooling to the mono poured engineered foundation.”
Surrounded by water – Long Island Sound to the front and Holly Pond to the back – this wonderful home has the feeling of being its own private oasis with plenty of space for the entire family to work and to play inside as well as outside.
This private natural waterfront setting is filled with abundant wildlife, including herons, egrets, and ospreys, with waters just waiting to be explored. During the past year, this was an especially important feature with everyone studying and working from home; yet this property remains ideal for entertaining large and small groups of people of any age, Degnan said.
With just over two acres of land professionally designed and landscaped abutting the Darien Land Trust property, the house is located on Brush Island Road, one of Darien’s premier locations, known for its privacy, as well as its convenience to the town’s growing amenities and easy commute to the train station and New York City.