A Modern Farmhouse Preserves Its Charm In Westport, Connecticut

A Modern Farmhouse Preserves Its Charm In Westport, Connecticut

A Westport house situated between the seashore and downtown was reimagined by a design and construct group. They reworked the turn-of-the-last-century Dutch Colonial into a contemporary farmhouse with luxurious updates whereas retaining the unique allure.

The group of designer Bob Costanza, architect Doug Cutler and builder Oscar Leal of Beachwalk Houses labored collectively to maintain the unique basis and curved roofline, and added trendy wings to the footprint, increasing the house to five,400 sq. toes.

An outsized porch wraps round the primary degree, with a lobby that results in a big nice room with a gasoline hearth and 20-foot cathedral ceilings accented by dramatic pendant lights. Ground-to-ceiling home windows on two sides of the room usher in loads of lighting and a wall of sliding doorways result in the yard.

The kitchen options cabinetry from UK-based Wren Kitchens and a 10-foot grey island topped with marbled white quartz counter tops, together with Wolf and Sub-Zero home equipment and loads of seating area.

The eating room, which might additionally function a comfy household room, has French doorways that confide in the mahogany deck that sits off of every first-floor area.

Additionally on the primary flooring is an workplace, a half rest room and a full rest room with entry to the yard, with room and plans for a pool.

The second flooring has 5 bedrooms, together with a major suite with a vaulted ceiling, two walk-in closets and enormous western-facing home windows. The first rest room has a soaking tub and a glass-walled bathe. Two upstairs bedrooms sit below the house’s authentic roofline. Except for the first suite, two of the bedrooms have hooked up loos and walk-in closets. The 2 remaining bedrooms share a corridor rest room and there’s a laundry room on this flooring.

The house is outfitted with customized white oak flooring and options 4 zones for heating and cooling. There may be room for 2 automobiles within the outsized storage with glass doorways with entry to a mudroom with benches and storage.

The house is ready again on the 1.28-acre property, which is bordered by stone partitions and a working stream. It is roughly 2 miles to Compo Seashore, the city’s seashore on the Lengthy Island Sound, and to the Westport railroad station for entry to New York Metropolis by way of Metro-North. It is also near the primary enterprise district, with buying, eating, the Broadway-caliber Westport Playhouse and a drive-in movie show, and to eating places within the waterfront Saugatuck space.

“To be this near the seashore and on this a lot property is uncommon,” mentioned itemizing agent Julie Vanderblue of The Vanderblue Crew on the Higgins Group Non-public Brokerage.

Vanderblue notes that as a result of the builders maintained the unique basis, the taxes stay decrease than a totally new construct.

The house is available on the market for $3.295 million.


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