A Modern Farmhouse Preserves Its Charm In Westport, Connecticut

A Westport dwelling situated between the seaside and downtown was reimagined by a design and construct crew. They remodeled the turn-of-the-last-century Dutch Colonial into a contemporary farmhouse with luxurious updates whereas retaining the unique attraction.

The crew 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 stage, with a lobby that results in a big nice room with a gasoline hearth and 20-foot cathedral ceilings accented by dramatic pendant lights. Flooring-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 house.

The eating room, which might additionally function a comfortable household room, has French doorways that speak in confidence to the mahogany deck that sits off of every first-floor house.

Additionally on the primary flooring is an workplace, a half lavatory and a full lavatory 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 huge western-facing home windows. The first lavatory has a soaking tub and a glass-walled bathe. Two upstairs bedrooms sit beneath the house’s unique 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 lavatory 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 about again on the 1.28-acre property, which is bordered by stone partitions and a operating stream. It is roughly 2 miles to Compo Seaside, the city’s seaside 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 procuring, 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 seaside and on this a lot property is uncommon,” stated itemizing agent Julie Vanderblue of The Vanderblue Workforce 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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