A Modern Farmhouse Preserves Its Charm In Westport, Connecticut

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

The workforce of designer Bob Costanza, architect Doug Cutler and builder Oscar Leal of Beachwalk Properties 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 fire and 20-foot cathedral ceilings accented by dramatic pendant lights. Ground-to-ceiling home windows on two sides of the room herald 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 house.

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 house.

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 main suite with a vaulted ceiling, two walk-in closets and huge western-facing home windows. The first rest room has a soaking tub and a glass-walled bathe. Two upstairs bedrooms sit beneath the house’s authentic roofline. Apart from the first suite, two of the bedrooms have hooked up bogs 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 Seaside, the city’s seashore on the Lengthy Island Sound, and to the Westport railroad station for entry to New York Metropolis through Metro-North. It is also near the primary enterprise district, with purchasing, 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 Personal Brokerage.

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

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

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