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Classic Home In Tokeneke

DARIEN — From the beautiful, stone exterior to the charming interior, the enchanting storybook home at 5 Cross Road offers a rare opportunity to own a classic Frazier Peters home in the sought-after Tokeneke Association.

Revered for a unique fieldstone wall construction method, as well as the home’s spatial organization and sensitive placement in the surrounding environment, Peters designed his homes to complement their natural surroundings.

Segregating each room with its own separate and unique identity, using varied building materials, typically stone and tiling, Peters creates interesting transitions and special details throughout.

And this particular home in Tokeneke is no exception.

Marrying the house into its park-like setting, ribboned with stone walls and romantic perennial gardens, Peters turned a very traditional home into something unique.

A stone courtyard leads into a formal entry with floor-to-ceiling paneling flanked by arched door casings leading into the formal spaces of the home.

At right of entry is a formal dining room with two arched windows overlooking the perennial gardens. At left of entry is a formal living room with an oversized, wood-burning fireplace and plenty of windows with deep tiled sills, a traditional Peters design feature.

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TYPE: Cape Cod

ADDRESS: 5 Cross Road

PRICE: $ 2,649,000








NOTABLE FEATURES: Two fireplaces, central air, mudroom, two car attached garage, wine room, stone terrace, Tokeneke Association, stone courtyard, first floor master suite

SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School

TAX RATE: 15.35

TAXES: $20,449

A first-floor master suite features two, walk-in closets and a lovely master en suite with a travertine dual vanity, sunken tub with a heated Waterworks towel bar and a frameless glass shower.

A timeless white country kitchen features a heavily detailed coffered ceiling, white cabinetry with nickel hardware and a white, subway-tiled backsplash.

Appliances include a SubZero refrigerator, a Viking four-burner range with a griddle and a Bosch dishwasher.

A center island topped with a limestone counter offers everyday seating, while an eat-in breakfast room can accommodate a full-size dining table alongside a wet bar with a beverage refrigerator and copper vessel sink.

An everyday workstation offers a convenient space for a command center or homework area with access to a stone terrace.

The kitchen opens seamlessly into a wainscotted family room, added on by current owners, that features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and French doors leading to an outdoor terrace.

The first floor also includes a recently added mudroom equipped with custom organizational cubbies, a laundry room with a farm sink and butcher block counter, and a powder room.

There are three family bedrooms on the second floor that share two full bathrooms as well as a home office.

A two-car attached garage includes a temperature-controlled wine room and plenty of storage space in an above loft.

For more information or to see the property please contact Casey Lange of Halstead Property at 203-656-6568 or email her at

Wednesday, June 29, 2016