Despite its name, Compo Parkway is actually a quiet cul-de-sac, not a busy thoroughfare, in the Compo Beach area just blocks from Westport's shoreline.

At 28 Compo Parkway is an updated beach house that provides a private, relaxing setting and it is only steps away from numerous public recreational activities.

The house is within walking distance to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, the entrance of which sits right at the foot of Compo Parkway.

The park features golf, tennis, swimming, sailing and, in winter months, ice skating.

The white clapboard Colonial house was built in 1987. The house sits back from the road on a half-acre level property. Visitors to this property are greeted by a large patch of landscaping with many plantings that attract butterflies.

The interesting front entrance is marked by two stone pillars topped with lanterns. The steps to the double front doors are gently curved, first in one direction and then the other.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial ADDRESS: 28 Compo Parkway, Westport PRICE: $1,849,000 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10 AMENITIES: Water community, beach rights, walk to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, 0.5-acre level property, located on a cul-de-sac, large wood deck, bluestone patio off breakfast room, four fireplaces, skylight, vaulted and 9-foot-tall ceilings, walk-in pantry, central vacuuming system, central air conditioning, hardwood floors throughout, room for a pool OTHER INFORMATION: Four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, two-car attached under house garage, full partially finished walk-out basement, zoned hot air oil heat, sewer system, city water, SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High ASSESSMENT: $1,073,500 TAX RATE: 17.91 mills TAXES: $18,711

That configuration offers a hint of the interesting architecture and layout of the 3,825 square feet of living space inside.

The entrance foyer has a marble floor, a cathedral ceiling and two double-door closets.

Then there are four steps up to the main level, which features an open floor plan with large rooms that are off a wide main hallway, allowing for an easy flow throughout the main level.

The formal living room is almost more like a sunroom with its many windows that bring in lots of natural light.

This room also has a marble fireplace.

The sunken, spacious family room also has a wall of windows and sliding doors that lead to a large wooden deck from which the backyard can also be accessed. This room features another marble fireplace, built-in cabinets and shelves and a cathedral ceiling.

There are two other fireplaces in this house, one in the formal dining room and in the master bedroom. Each of the four fireplaces features a different kind of marble.

In the kitchen, the color of the granite counters and backsplash as well as the stone floors call to mind the nearby shore.

A long, curved counter peninsula separates the operational side of the kitchen from an eat-in area.

That area includes built-ins with glass-front cabinets and a sliding door to a small slate patio.

The kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, GE double ovens and GE dishwasher.

Rounding out the first floor is an office with a built-in desk and drawers along one wall.

On the second floor, there are four bedrooms.

The master bedroom suite is flooded with natural light through a large Palladian window on one wall and a bay window on another wall.

In addition to the fireplace, this room features an alcove sitting room and a cathedral ceiling.

The master bath also brings in natural light through a skylight.

There is a long double vanity with a granite counter and a sunken jetted tub.

The ceramic tile floor has decorative mosaic tile insert in various earth tones, which is repeated in the backsplash around the tub, both of which again mirror the natural beach surroundings.

In one of the two remaining bedrooms, there is a built-in desk that curves across parts of two walls.

The full, partially finished, walk-out basement has one small room with a tile floor and a larger room with wall-to-wall carpeting.

It can be used as an exercise or play room. Because it has a full bath and closet, it can also serve as an au pair suite. There is also room for storage and access to the two-car garage from this level.

The property includes many trees that provide a screen from neighbors, adding to the privacy of the setting.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, call Pat Shea of Coldwell Banker at 203-895-0280 or email pat.shea@cbmoves.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 28 Compo Parkway, Westport

PRICE: $1,849,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10

AMENITIES: water community, beach rights, walk to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, 0.5-acre level property, located on a cul-de-sac, large wood deck, bluestone patio off breakfast room, four fireplaces, skylight, vaulted and nine-foot-tall ceilings, walk-in pantry, central vacuuming system, central air conditioning, hardwood floors throughout, room for a pool

OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, two-car attached under house garage, full partially finished walk-out basement, zoned hot air oil heat, sewer system, city water,

SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $1,073,500

TAX RATE: 17.91 mills

TAXES: $18,711