Inside Composer Frank LaForge's Former Darien Home

For those looking outside of New York, this home located at 227 Old Kings Highway South, Darien, Connecticut is the perfect 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home for those who need a little extra space for $6,800,00. Set on a secluded 5-acre hillside on the shore of Gorham's Pond, this storybook dream is brought to life by magnificent gardens and sweeping lawns overlooking the tranquility of the swans swimming across the water.  

 Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Originally built for musician and composer Frank LaForge in 1936, this one of a kind Mediterranean style waterfront villa has the original Aeolian pipe organ (by the windows) on a music loft where LaForge often held concerts for his guests.  In warm weather, he would open the doors to the outdoor terrace. 

The decorative tiles under the pipes (in the rafters on both sides of the great room) tell the story of Don Quixote.  Notice the Choir Loft, (a living room balcony) accessible from the second floor.

The home also has a unique, extensive collection of ornate doors imported from around the world.

William Martin and Jennifer Leahy at Douglas Elliman are the listing agents.

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