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Darien News-Review

Seaside Cottage With Famous Roots

The historic home on the former estate of the late aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, offers several hundred feet of direct waterfront in a darling seaside cottage.

The couple lovingly referred to their cottage as "Tellina," and though they moved throughout the years, they often returned to this cottage, where Anne wrote many of her books.

Built in 1963, the coastal cottage on Tokeneke Trail is sited on 1.5 acres of idyllic waterfront property. Positioning it on the aviator's favorite spot of their dreamy Connecticut seaside estate, the property offers sweeping views of Scott's Cove and Contentment Island.

A stone path swoops up to the cottage, where visitors are greeted by the smell of the sweet flowering trees combined with the tinge of salty air. Beds of sea grass fringe the property and sway in the gentle breeze coming off the cove.

Inside the cottage, a formal living room is bathed in light through a large picture window framing coveted water views. A cozy built-in window bench offers perhaps the best seat in the house alongside a wood-burning fireplace. A small writer's desk is flanked by built-in shelves on either side, offering plenty of space for displaying books or collectables.

A kitchen outfitted with Carrara marble counters includes all of the essentials: a classic farmhouse sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator and four-burner Wolf range. A primitive-style dining table with two benches provide plenty of seating room and built-in shelving offers storage for cookbooks.

The master bedroom -- painted in a soothing blueish gray hue -- features three windows and polished nickel wall sconces. A master bath, wrapped in a sea of blue tiling, features a pedestal sink built on a polished chrome base, and a frameless glass tub brings adding a modern touch to the space.

Upstairs, two charming guest rooms feature built in dressers and shelving and deep closets for plenty of storage. Both rooms include two double beds. The guest rooms share a full hall bath, featuring another pedestal sink atop a sleek polished chrome base and a frameless glass tub. A large linen closet offers additional storage.

The lower level houses a laundry area, a full hall bath with a step-in shower, and bedroom that could also be a den or family room.

The 1,500-square-foot home comes fully furnished.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Julie Bauer of Halstead Property at 203-858-7344 email her at

More Information
ADDRESS: 21 Tokeneke Trail
PRICE: $9,750
STYLE: Cottage
ACRES: 1.5
FEATURES: Stone terrace, built-ins, fireplace
SCHOOLS: Tokeneke, Middlesex Middle School, Darien High School

Friday, September 26, 2014