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Once in a while a very special home becomes available...home was originally built in 1932 & still maintains much of its original character yet has been updated, improved & expanded to appeal to all buyers. The brook fed pond, charming bridge, extensive landscaping & stunning exterior spaces can be enjoyed in all seasons. The stone sunroom, dining room with its stone fireplace & the 1st floor bedroom were part of the original structure. This 4936 square foot home offers architectural detailing, chestnut flooring on much of the 1st floor & 5 bedrooms, all with their own full baths...one located on the 1st floor. A 6th full bath is located off of the mudroom with direct access to the pool area. The updated kitchen is open to the great room & serves as the heart of the home with its built in cabinetry, a bluestone hearth & granite surround. The kitchen includes granite counters with a matt finish, Dacor 6 burner gas cooktop, Viking oven & warming drawer, Viking steam oven, Bosch dishwasher, armoire style refrigerator, U-Line wine & beverage cooler plus Anigre cabinetry, built in pantry cabinets & double sink. The center island offers a breakfast bar for casual snacks, a quick breakfast or chatting with the chef. This kitchen is perfect for the everyday cook or the professional chef. The 1st floor den with its built-in cabinetry is perfect for studying or hanging out. The heated inground gunite pool was added in the early 2000's along with extensive landscaping., The pool includes a Polaris vacuum sweep unit, built in Coverstar cover, chlorine feeder & a winter cover. The pergola located off of the kitchen extends the eating area to the outside for optimum enjoyment in the warmer summer months. Entertaining is a dream in this space both day and night. The mechanicals of the home include a newer oil furnace, newer hot water heater, newer 350 gallon oil tank, some newer windows, a newer submersible "lift" pump & added pressure tanks.The septic system was installed in 1996. There is a propane furnace which heats the upper level offices and the adjacent bedroom. This home is ideally located with easy access to all conveniences. The fireplace in the Great Room has a Travis Industries wood burning stove insert which was installed in 2015. It features a catalyst which reduces emissions and maximizes fuel efficiency. The built in fan recirculates the heated air throughout the adjoining spaces. This fabulous property is located only 5 miles to West Hartford center and 4 miles to the center of Farmington with Route 84 and Route 9 a short distance away. This home consists of 2 lots. The home at 551 Deercliff includes 3.97 acres plus the lot at 565 Deercliff with its 3.76 acres which allows for extra privacy or can be sold in the future. This home offers the best of all worlds...charm of yesterday, updates & amenities of today, and a tranquil & private setting...all within minutes of where you need to be.