The colonial house at 4 Lamplight Lane in Westport is as much a year-round vacation home as it is a comfortable residence.

Built in 2003 on a quiet cul-de-sac off Hillspoint Road, this nearly 5,000-square-foot home has seasonal water views because of its proximity to Long Island Sound. It is within walking distance of Mill Cove Beach, Longshore Club Park and Compo Beach. On those days when the family prefers privacy to public beaches, this property has a large bluestone patio lined with Belgian block in the backyard.

The .60-of-an-acre, level property is shrouded by trees offering privacy, which is often difficult to come by on properties with this proximity to the water. There is also an approved in-ground pool site. The perimeter of the property is lined with a restored stone wall.

The home's floor plan is perfect for today's living. It has a large, open family room and kitchen for gathering, as well as a separate, cozy living room and a private office, study or den by the kitchen. The entrance foyer has the first of two staircases to the second floor. The lower portion of the walls in the foyer and the formal front staircase have detailed paneling.

In the two-story family room, there are two sets of double French doors with transoms to the patio and backyard. Light floods into this room through the two floors of numerous windows.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial ADDRESS: 4 Lamplight Lane, Westport PRICE: $2,550,000 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12 AMENITIES: water community, beach rights, walking distance to Mill Cove Beach, close to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, approved pool site, zoned central air conditioning, five fireplaces, .60-acre level property, bluestone patio lined with Belgian block, au pair or guest suite, gourmet kitchen, walk-in pantry, front and rear staircases, crown molding, hardwood floors throughout the house, stone walls, walking distance to Positano's Waterfront Italian Restaurant and Elvira's Old Mill Market and Deli OTHER INFORMATION: five bedroom suites, six full and two half baths, two-car attached under house garage, laundry room, full partially finished walk-out basement, finished attic, forced hot air oil heating system, sewer system, city water SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High ASSESSMENT: $1,318,300 TAX RATE: 17.43 mills TAXES: $21,727

Throughout the house there are five fireplaces; three on the first floor in the living room, dining room and office/den. The fireplace in the living room has a marble surround. On the second floor, there are two more; one in the master bedroom and the other in a second bedroom.

The gourmet kitchen features double Viking Professional ovens, and a Viking range with a decorative mosaic tile centerpiece above the range. The same tiles are used in the backsplash. The counters and top of the center island are covered with granite. Also found in the kitchen are a walk-in pantry and an eat-in section with a built-in desk and a French door to the backyard. This door has a transom. The center island has a vegetable sink.

On the second floor, there are four bedrooms, all with their own full bathrooms and large closets. The master bedroom has a deep tray ceiling and a cavernous master bath has a walk-in shower and a jetted tub encased in decorative ceramic tiles and sitting in front of side-by-side double-hung windows topped with an arched window, giving it a Palladian effect.

The laundry room is located on the second floor. There is a sizable fifth bedroom with its own bath on the third floor.

In the finished, walk-out basement there is an au pair or guest suite with its own full bath, and a play room. This lower level has a ceramic tile floor and French doors to the backyard.

There will be an open house on Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, call Judy Michaelis of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, at 203-247-5000 or email her at judym@optonline.net.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 4 Lamplight Lane, Westport

PRICE: $2,550,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12

AMENITIES: water community, beach rights, walking distance to Mill Cove Beach, close to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, approved pool site, zoned central air conditioning, five fireplaces, .60-acre level property, bluestone patio lined with Belgian block, au pair or guest suite, gourmet kitchen, walk-in pantry, front and rear staircases, crown molding, hardwood floors throughout the house, stone walls, walking distance to Positano's Waterfront Italian Restaurant and Elvira's Old Mill Market and Deli

OTHER INFORMATION: five bedroom suites, six full and two half baths, two-car attached under house garage, laundry room, full partially finished walk-out basement, finished attic, forced hot air oil heating system, sewer system, city water

SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $1,318,300

TAX RATE: 17.43 mills

TAXES: $21,727