In 1996 the New York Times described life in Darien, Connecticut’s Tokeneke neighborhood as being on permanent vacation. Twenty years later and the neighborhood still offers beauty and peaceful life on Long Island Sound.

99157920-24This home was built in 1900 on Contentment Island, which is full of Tudor and Norman mansions, Spanish villas, and rambling seaside cottages. The area’s settlement dates back to the 1640s and the area takes its name from a Native American chief.

DCIM100MEDIADJI_0021.JPGThis  waterfront Tudor home located in the private Tokeneke Association is on 3.2 wooded acres at the end of Contentment Island with extra lot potential. A dock and tennis court make this a perfect setting to enjoy outdoor activities on Scott’s Cove and L.I. Sound.

99157920-5Built in 1900, the architectural integrity remains while updates have embraced its waterfront location and surrounding trees. Large picture windows, French doors, a seaside terrace and covered porch bring the outside in to this gracious home.

99157920-9Upstairs are 5 bedrooms, a family room and an office with a view all its own. Sea breezes fill the master suite with sitting room. A one-bedroom waterfront cottage is above the 3-car garage.

This home is listed for $11.2 million with Halstead Property and is showcased on Luxury Portfolio.