Perched atop the highest point in Westport is a majestic custom-built colonial home at 4 Michele Lane that boasts the best views in town and beyond. From the front lawn of the house, and several vantage points from inside, one has a panoramic view that includes parts of Weston, Westport and even Norwalk on a clear day.

As captivating as the view is the house itself, all 6,729-square-feet of it; and that doesn't include the additional 2,796-square footage of the full, finished walk-out basement. If one can tear their gaze away from the scenic view and sunsets long enough they will see the property features a heated in-ground Gunite swimming pool and the two-plus-acre property abuts six acres of Aspetuck Land Trust property.

Built in 2005 in Westport's Coleytown section, the house has an architecturally thematic design of waves, curves and arches. They are visible starting from the long winding driveway to the exterior façade and continuing throughout the main portion of the house. On the exterior of the gray shingle and stone house with white trim, the shingles on the upper levels are installed in such a way that they create a wave pattern.

A gentle curve above the front entrance gives way to the double rounded doors of that entrance. Inside, the theme repeats in the columned and arched entranceways going from the dramatic two-story foyer into the formal living and dining rooms. Each arch has a keystone. The foyer also features limestone flooring, a graceful bridal staircase, and a chandelier on a hydraulic wire for easy bulb changing and cleaning.

The first of two offices has a coffered ceiling and French doors to a balcony. Between this office and a billiard room there is a wet bar with glass front cabinets, granite counter and stainless sink. The billiard room has the first of three fireplaces, this one comprising antiqued red bricks.

A wall of windows and French doors in the living room provide visual and actual access to the bluestone veranda and patio to the pool and spa, which can be controlled from indoors or outside. It also has a marble fireplace.

The cavernous gourmet kitchen has a two-tiered granite peninsula, six-burner Wolf range with a pot-filler, Wolf double ovens, warming drawer, walk-in pantry, and a large granite-topped center island. A tumbled marble backsplash and decorative mosaic provide old world Italian charm. There are three sinks -- the regular one, a large preparation sink on the center island and another one in the large butler's pantry.

The family room has a fireplace and two sliding French doors to a screened porch.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial ADDRESS: 4 Michele Lane, Westport PRICE: $3,499,000 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16 AMENITIES: Water community, beach rights, river views, walk to river, 2.11-acre property abutting six acres of Aspetuck Land Trust, panoramic views, home theater, billiard room, gym, heated Gunite pool and Jacuzzi that can be controlled from inside or out, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, two offices, bluestone patios, private screened porch, three fireplaces, butler's pantry, wet bar, gourmet kitchen, front and rear staircases, zoned central air conditioning, fully automated sprinkler system, marble baths, limestone foyer, balconies, two laundry rooms, stone walls OTHER INFORMATION: Five bedrooms, six full and two half baths, heated three-car attached under house garage, full finished walk-out basement, hardwood floors throughout, zoned oil heating system, septic system, city water, numerous French doors, mud room, oversized walk up attic SCHOOL: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High ASSESSMENT: $2,426,100 TAX RATE: 17.43 mills TAXES: $36,028

On the second floor there are five bedrooms, all en suite. The master bedroom suite is located in its own private wing and features an adjacent room that could be used as a nursery, secluded balcony, his and hers walk-in closets, and a marble master bath with a staging room, steam shower, jetted tub and water closet.

A second laundry room -- the first is off the mudroom near the kitchen -- has a built-in ironing board and its own sitting or TV room.

The lower level can be reached from either the front or back staircase or from two outside locations, and it features a home theater, game room, and gym. There is additional unfinished space already plumbed for an extra kitchen.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, call Linda Skolnick of Prudential Connecticut Realty at 203-246-0088 or email her at Linda@GoAskLinda.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 4 Michele Lane, Westport

PRICE: $3,499,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16

AMENITIES: water community, beach rights, river views, walk to river, 2.11-acre property abutting six acres of Aspetuck Land Trust, panoramic views, home theater, billiard room, gym, heated Gunite pool and Jacuzzi that can be controlled from inside or out, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, two offices, bluestone patios, private screened porch, three fireplaces, butler's pantry, wet bar, gourmet kitchen, front and rear staircases, zoned central air conditioning, fully automated sprinkler system, marble baths, limestone foyer, balconies, two laundry rooms, stone walls

OTHER INFORMATION: five bedrooms, six full and two half baths, heated three-car attached under house garage, full finished walk-out basement, hardwood floors throughout, zoned oil heating system, septic system, city water, numerous French doors, mud room, oversized walk up attic

SCHOOL: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $2,426,100

TAX RATE: 17.43 mills

TAXES: $36,028