An Italian-Style Villa in Darien Lists for $7.95M



This Mediterranean-style villa in Darien was formerly the summer home of Walter Sachs.This listing just barely qualifies as an island, accessed via a narrow causeway leading from the mainland in Darien to Delafield Island. The circa-1911, Mediterranean-style manse served since the 1920s as a summer home for Walter Sachs, a grandson of the founder of Goldman Sachs. His estate sold it a couple of decades ago to Eugene Grisanti, a former chief executive of International Flavors and Fragrances, who transformed the nearly 7,500-square-foot, 16-room interiors into his dream of an Italian villa. La-dolce-vita-style features start with the entrance loggia, graced with a fountain. A sweeping staircase leads to a two-story sitting room with a fireplace and a wall of arched doors opening onto a 50-foot-long terrace with views over Scott’s Cove and Long Island Sound. Additional pleasures include 275 feet of private waterfront, a beach, a pool and a deep-water dock. Becky Munro of Halstead Property lists the property for $7,950,000.

The elegant entry hall.

The breakfast room features an ornately painted ceiling.

The home is full of ornate detailing.

The porch looks out over the water.

Cascading terraces lead down to the pool.

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17 Searles Road
Exquisite millwork and architectural details define this light drenched generously scaled home in the heart of the private Tokeneke Association. This gracious stone and clapboard home was designed by renowned architect Nina Cuccio-Peck and built with today's luxury lifestyle in mind. Gourmet eat-in kitchen and spacious family room open to a private stone terrace. MBR suite offers a most serene retreat with stunning lagoon water views. Living in Tokeneke offers an unparalleled lifestyle with its meandering private roads, inlets and stonewalls. It's the perfect place for your family to enjoy association lobster bakes, cocktail parties and holiday gatherings.



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265 Thimble Island Road
Lifestyle & Luxury meet the sea in this 4 bedroom waterfront home with panoramic views of the Thimble Islands. This home embraces it’s surrounding & is the epitome of seaside elegance. The interior is caressed with charm & character. The walls of windows bring in the light of illuminating ocean sunrises & by evening the interior space is filled with picturesque evening sunsets. The lush side courtyard & wrap around deck both take on spectacular water views making this home the envy of the most rich & famous.

265 Thimble Island Road

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