Chic Sundeck and Swimming Pool

This home in Darien, Conn., has it all: a sundeck, covered sitting areas, a swimming pool, lounge area and a long, grassy lawn -- all perfect for entertaining. Chic, contemporary-style furniture decorates each space and encourages guests to stay for a while.

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Greek Revival-Style Breezeway With Stone Columns

How pretty is this outdoor space? On their way to the pool, the owners and their guests can pass under a pergola covered with greenery. Stone columns and a patterned walkway give the space a distinct Greek Revival feel that complements the main house.
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Contemporary Backyard Complete With Pool and Lounge

French doors open to the home's backyard, where a large pool centers the lawn. Lounge chairs line both sides of the pool and give the owners a place to soak up some Vitamin D after they've swum a few laps.
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Greek Revival Home Situated on 2.89-Acre Lot in Darien, Conn.

An aerial view of this Greek Revival home in Darien, Conn., reveals just how vast this property is. Located on a 2.89-acre lot, the estate boasts a main house with seven bedrooms and six baths, a private terrace, a swimming pool and a separate carriage house for guests.
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Contemporary-Style Terrace Boasts Game Table, Sitting Area

In addition to a deck with a swimming pool and lounge, this Greek Revival home comes with a private terrace. Here, the owners and their guests can make use of a ping-pong table, a stylish sitting area or enjoy a meal and drinks at the outdoor dining table.
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Contemporary-Style Terrace Complete With Large Round Fire Pit

Thoughtful design details make all the difference on this private terrace. For example, an open railing allows the owners to watch their kids play on the lawn or enjoy the last vibrant hues of the sunset, while a large fire pit provides some warmth into the evening.
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Contemporary Outdoor Sitting Area Surrounded By Box Planters

Instead of laying the terrace with identical stone pavers, the landscape architects opted to use pieces with different patterns -- and so they transformed the floor into a focal point. Meanwhile, two weatherproof sofas, chairs and box planters overflowing with flowers create a stylish sitting area that overlooks the garden.
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Covered Patio Enlivened By Electric Blue Outdoor Furniture

This covered patio is picture-perfect, with a chic black pendant light hanging over some stylish outdoor furniture. The electric blue sofa and chairs are particularly bold and pop against the home's neutral siding.
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Greek Revival Home Features Lush Green Lawn With Trees

Though only a short drive from downtown Darien, Conn., this Greek Revival home feels quiet and secluded, with tall trees serving as a barrier between the road and the property. A rolling green lawn encourages the owners to take a stroll in the evening.
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Greek Revival Home Includes Carriage House for Guests

In addition to a main house with seven bedrooms and six baths, this expansive estate boasts a carriage house for guests on the edge of the property. Here, visitors can enjoy their own living room, kitchen and two bedrooms with an attached bath.
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Greek Revival Home Includes Kid-Friendly Yard With Swing

Because this Greek Revival home sits on a sloping lot, the owners can enjoy drinks on the patio and still keep an eye on kiddos rolling and tumbling down the hill. To make the yard even more family-friendly, the landscape architects added a swing to one of the property's sturdiest trees.
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Greek Revival Home Complete With Motor Court and Gardens

Built back in 1908, this Greek Revival home in Darien, Conn., continues to wow visitors with its stately architecture and exquisite formal gardens. Lush planned perennial beds and carefully trimmed hedges surround the motor court and offer a glimpse of the grandeur to come.
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Hedges, Stone Walkway Create Formal Entrance to Greek Revival Home

With its immaculate landscaping and smooth stone walkway, the approach to this Greek Revival home says everything you need to know; though apt for modern living, the estate exudes Old World charm. At night, twin lanterns can be lit to increase visibility and enhance the elegant aesthetic.
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Stunning Transitional Foyer With Patterned Hardwood Floors

Though recently renovated, this foyer still has all the hallmarks of a historic home: tall ceilings with crown molding, patterned hardwood floors, a grand staircase, etc. By outfitting the space with artwork and accents in teal and coral hues, the designers were able to update the interior without compromising its character.
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Transitional Foyer Features French Doors to Private Terrace

On the other side of the foyer, French doors open to the private terrace -- which is actually just one of several outdoor spaces included in this expansive property. When the weather's nice, the owners can prop open the doors and enjoy fresh air in the comfort of their home.
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Patterned Area Rug Protects Hardwood Floors in Formal Living Room

With two red leather armchairs, two upholstered recliners and two sofas (one on the wall, the other by the window), this formal living room can easily accommodate a crowd of people. Thus, the designers laid down a patterned area rug to protect the historic home's original hardwood floors and break up all the neutrals.
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Formal Living Room Showcases Coffered Ceilings, Classic Fireplace

Because bold patterns abound in this formal living room -- from the contemporary artwork to the armchairs and area rug -- a *lack* of it overhead calls attention to the coffered ceilings. In turn, when guests are seated around the coffee table, they won't be able to take their eyes off this treatment.
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Midcentury Sofa, Coffee Table Add Funky Touch to Formal Living Room

To make this living room feel a little less formal and a little more approachable, the designers balanced the coffered ceilings and fireplace with fun, midcentury furniture and a funky coffee table. Two red leather chairs add even more personality to the space and complement the pillows on the sofa.
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Transitional Family Room Centered By Stone Fireplace

French doors connect the formal living room to this comfortable den, allowing the owners to double their entertaining space whenever they host large gatherings. Here, two light yellow chairs, an indigo sofa and an orange-and-white ottoman provide extra seating, while a stone fireplace makes the room feel cozy.
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Transitional Family Room Shines With Crushed Velvet Sofas

Alternatively, the owners can also use this den as a space for reading books or watching movies as a family. Two crushed velvet sofas, two armchairs and cushioned window seats ensure that everyone has enough elbow room, while built-ins keep books and DVDs in reach.
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Gaming Corner Pairs Small Wooden Table, Studded Chairs

With just a small wooden table and two studded chairs, the designers transformed this nook between the family room and conservatory into a spot for playing backgammon. Thanks to its prime position by the window, this corner gets plenty of sun and ensures that both players can see their side of the board.
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Sunroom Features Tufted Sofa Tucked Between Two Palms

One major perk of owning a historic home? You might just score a gorgeous sunroom. With soaring ceilings, glass windows, a tufted sofa and two cushioned chairs, this spot is ideal for raising plants and enjoying views of Mother Nature.
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Sunroom Centered By Midcentury Coffee Table

If ever it's too hot or even storming outside, the owners and their guests can just sip their drinks in this cool sunroom instead. Here, a large area rug softens the stone floors, while a tufted sofa and two cushioned chairs provide comfortable seating around a midcentury coffee table.
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Floral Wallpaper Meets Blue Trim in Formal Dining Room

This formal dining room looks fun and feminine thanks to a bright blue window trim and floral wallpaper. A large wooden table centers the space, with pink-and-cream slipper chairs making room for about eight people.
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Patterned Slipper Chairs Add Touch of Whimsy to Formal Dining Room

With their watercolor-esque design, these slipper chairs seem a bit whimsical -- and so fit right in with the room's floral wallpaper and contemporary artwork. Meanwhile, a traditional chandelier and wood table bring some structure to the space.
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Transitional Chef's Kitchen Includes Eat-In Island

From this side of the room, guests can see that the kitchen also boasts an eat-in island with two barstools. Meanwhile, white walls and cabinets help call attention to the bold striped floor down below.
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Transitional Chef's Kitchen With Two Sub-Zero Refrigerators

This open kitchen is a chef's dream, with floor-to-ceiling cabinets, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, a stainless range, prep sink *and* an island that can be used to prep food or serve it buffet-style. Recessed lights and a series of pale blue pendants illuminate the space from above and ensure that it's always bright enough to work in.
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Midcentury Breakfast Nook With Red Leather Banquette

On the far side of the kitchen, those striped hardwood floors transition to tile and delineate the owners' breakfast nook. Here, a red leather banquette and funky chairs bring some midcentury style to the space and visually connect back to the living room.
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Transitional Powder Room With Floral Wallpaper and Wainscoting

When guests need to freshen up, they can make use of this pretty powder room, which features floral wallpaper, wainscoting and a pedestal sink. A raw stone wall brings some rough texture to the space and balances out the more feminine elements.
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Bright Blue Library Pairs Tufted Sofa, Zebra-Print Rug

Turning right off the foyer leads guests into the owners' personal library. Wanting this space to feel carefully curated -- as though all the odds and ends were collected from travels abroad -- the designers combined a tufted sofa, traditional side table, floral armchair and a zebra-print rug. Walls painted bright blue help showcase the traditional wainscoting.
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Transitional Landing Comes to Life With Gallery Wall, Striped Runner

This landing comes to life with large pieces of contemporary art and a coral-and-teal striped runner. As guests ascend the stairs, they'll also be able to admire the wall of windows, a gold chandelier and wood banister -- the last of which was lovingly restored.
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Eclectic Master Suite Anchored By Graphic Black-and-White Rug

Pale blue walls make this master suite feel soft and soothing for sleep. And yet, to ensure that the space was still visually interesting, the designers brought in a graphic black-and-white area rug and layered on furniture with bold shapes and lines.
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Eclectic Master Suite Includes Sitting Area With Modern Table

On the other side of this master suite, a traditional sofa and orange armchair create a comfy sitting area by the fireplace. A modern white coffee table completes this corner and gives the owners a spot for their books and evening essentials.
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Transitional Master Bath With Coffered Ceilings

This master bathroom might seem simple, but it's actually rich with classic design elements like coffered ceilings, wainscoting and mosaic tile flooring. Two chrome towel racks flank the shower door so the owners don't have to go far for their towels.
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Small Transitional Bathroom With Painted Wood Paneling

Despite its small stature, this guest bath has a ton of storage: a floating cupboard, medicine cabinet and a vanity with drawers offer plenty of room for towels and travel-sized products. Meanwhile, a quartz topper and white-painted wood paneling infuse the space with some history and charm.
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