Waterfront colonial slated for mid-summer opening
Published 2:06 pm, Thursday, May 26, 2011
Builders Joseph and Frank Tomas of Wilton spent the past two years erecting a spacious waterfront colonial at 1 Stony Point West in Westport. They anticipate completing it by mid-summer, and the house went on the market this month, providing the public with its first opportunity to view this estate.
According to the home's agents, this taupe Nantucket-style cedar shingle and stone house is the only new construction with direct frontage along Westport's saltwater coastline currently for sale. The house, which has 7,000 square feet of living space within four stories, sits on a 1.72-acre property on a cul-de-sac. The way in which the house is sited, high on a promontory overlooking a Long Island Sound inlet, provides water views from most of its 14 rooms. The house is in a gated community in the Saugatuck section of town.
It is part of the private 21-house Stony Point Association located behind the brick wall and pillars across from the arrival side of the Saugatuck Train Station. That proximity to the train station is one of its many attractive features.
The association offers its members a small private boat dock from which to launch kayaks or to moor a 25-foot boat in one of the six boat slips, as they become available. Whether the home's owner enjoys boating or not, this house and property will afford them relaxing waterfront living.
More InformationABOUT THIS HOUSE TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial ADDRESS: 1 Stony Point West, Westport PRICE: $5 million NUMBER OF ROOMS: 14 AMENITIES: water community, beach rights, water frontage, water views, new construction, about two months away from completion, outdoor fireplace, in-ground heated pool, gated community, dock, convenient to public amenities, walking distance to Westport train station, 1.72-acre level and sloping property, cupola, six interior fireplaces, three wet bars, enormous garden level media room with kitchenette, four Ipe decks, located on a cul de sac, zoned central air conditioning, gourmet kitchen with numerous amenities, central vacuuming system, security system OTHER INFORMATION: six bedrooms all en suite, seven full and two half baths, attached three-car garage, full finished walk-out basement, zoned hydro air gas heat, sewer system, city water, walk-up attic, laundry room, crown molding, built-in shelves, breakfast nook, pantry, laundry/utility room, exterior sprinkler system, exterior lighting, wood shingle roof, hardwood floors throughout most of the house SCHOOL: Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High ASSESSMENT: * $1,863,100 TAX RATE: 14.850 mills TAXES: * $27,667 * There is no final assessment yet because the house is still under construction
The grounds include stonework walls, open-air stone patios, covered terraces and a wood deck. There is also an in-ground heated swimming pool and a full bath and outdoor fireplace that are only steps away from the pool. Throughout the property there are four Ipe decks, one of which is off the master bedroom suite, adding to the outdoor living options and the appeal of the home.
The two-story entrance foyer has a cupola skylight featuring a "beehive" paneling pattern with high-gloss white paint. Features include patterned wood flooring, paneled walls, decorative moldings on the ceilings and baseboards, and many built-in cabinets.
Included in the floor plan are a sun room, an office or computer room as well as a library or study, a rec or play room, and staff quarters.
There are six fireplaces inside. In the family room the stone fireplace goes from floor to ceiling. Throughout the house there are varying ceiling heights.
On the first floor they are 9.5 feet. The second floor has 9-foot ceilings, and some rooms have vaulted ceilings. In the master bedroom suite there is a 15-inch tray ceiling with Newport-style trim.
This suite also features a morning kitchen, sizable walk-in closets, a spacious, luxurious bath and a balcony.