A 1936-Built Darien Villa Designed with Music in Mind Wants $6.8M



A 1936-Built Darien Villa Designed with Music in Mind Wants $6.8M

This stunning home was designed with music in mind. It was built in 1936 for composer Frank LaForge, who traveled widely as a pianist for the Metropolitan Opera. Indeed, there’s a European sensibility to the nearly 10,000-square-foot Darien villa, from its red-tile rooftops to its curved pea stone front courtyard. There’s also a double-height interior courtyard with stone floors, balconies that look down into it, and an all-glass ceiling. But the most unusual indoor amenity is the original pipe organ, set into a lofty space off the living room with decorative tiles that tell the story of Don Quixote. A choir loft is also built into the living room, along with doors onto an outdoor terrace, features that allowed LaForge to play for alfresco guests, accompanied by voices from on high. And last but not least are the five acres that roll down to the Gorham’s Pond. The property is listed for $6.8 million with William Martin and Jennifer Leahy, both of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.  

A 1936-Built Darien Villa Designed with Music in Mind Wants $6.8M

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520 Captains Neck Lane, Southhampton, NY
At the end of Captains Neck Lane, this 3.2+/- acre estate, with 350+/- ft. of direct frontage on Taylors Creek includes its own dock, creek-facing 44'x20' heated Gunite pool, tennis court, 19th century shingle-sided main residence, and separate tennis house. Bordering the 31-acre Ruth Wales DuPont Preserve, this property offers incredible privacy, and feels like its own peninsula..

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