The real estate market may ebb and flow, but waterfront property is a solid investment as supply is limited. There are a few peninsula properties on the market, though, including these two tranquil retreats.
The home sits on a point on the east side of Bell Island
This property, a rare combination of stunning architecture and spectacular site, has been nicknamed “The Point.” Located at the tip of Bell Island in Rowayton, the home offers views of Delafield, Tavern and Contentment islands. Waterfront amenities include a beach, a private dock and mahogany deck. Built in 2007, the home features Brazilian rosewood floors, handmade Moorish tiles from Seville, antique fireplace mantles, handmade plaster crown molding and a wine room with antique doors from an Indonesian monastery. The heart of the house is a fabulous great room that combines kitchen, breakfast nook, formal dining area and family room, plus a river stone fireplace. The foyer opens onto a waterside deck, an office/library and sitting room. Five bedrooms include a master suite with river stone fireplace and rare Picasso Brazilian granite. The third floor, or Captain’s Bridge, is a hobby room. Listed at $4.650,000 with William Pitt Sotheby’s, Darien.
Located just ten minutes from the heart of Darien on Candlewood Lane, this is one of only two homes on a peninsula overlooking Scott’s Cove. Approached by bridge and bordered by woods and professional landscaping, it is a surprisingly secluded property with a Wagner pool, private dock and sandy beach. Designed by architect Ed Wallace in 1959, the yellow stucco Colonial is reminiscent of Bermuda. A semicircular staircase leads to an entry foyer with marble floor that opens onto rooms with high ceilings, large windows with spectacular water views and sliders to a deck that extends the length of the home. There’s a paneled library, a living room with glass wall and fireplace, a formal dining room with bay window and a kitchen with fireplace. Three bedrooms include a master suite with his-and-her baths and French doors to the deck and pool. The walk-out lower level, accessible by staircase or elevator, has a sitting room, billiard room and a bath. Listed at $3,495,000 with Halstead in Darien.