A quiet, little-known cul-de-sac off Hillspoint Road contains a newly constructed stone and shingle colonial house that sits on a quarter-acre lot, and the house at 11 Edgewater Hillside features some amenities rarely found in residences so near to the beach.

The house, in the Compo Beach section of Westport, has a two-car garage and a driveway long enough to accommodate several cars, which makes entertaining easy. Most houses near the beach have postage stamp-size yards and few have garages or long driveways. Fewer still have the privacy that this yard enjoys.

One of its many features is the year-round water views of Mill Pond and views of Long Island Sound from the master bedroom suite. Even the master walk-in closet has attractive water views.

This house caters to the outdoor beach lifestyle and can work as a seasonal vacation home or a year-round vacation home. It is walking distance to a private beach as well as to public places like Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve and Mill Cove Beach. Compo Beach is only about a mile and a half away, and Longshore Club Park is also close by. The house location is also convenient to the Saugatuck train station.

The outdoor living continues with a large backyard patio that includes an outdoor fireplace. There is also a balcony, accessed from the third floor, which provides relaxing water views and a place from which to watch sunrises, sunsets and holiday fireworks.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial ADDRESS: 11 Edgewater Hillside, Westport PRICE: $2,495,000 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10 AMENITIES: new construction, water community, beach rights, walk to beach, water views, cul-de-sac, four finished levels, coffered ceiling, two wood-burning and one gas fireplaces including an exterior one, gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, butler's pantry, wet bar, spa bath with radiant heated floors, reading nook with window seat, skylights, balcony, security system, bluestone patio, sod lawn, in-ground irrigation system, professional landscaping, .23 acre level property, multi-zoned central air-conditioning OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, two-car attached under- house garage, laundry room with utility sink, multi-zoned state-of-the-art gas heating system, mudroom with bench and storage, walk-up attic, full finished basement, sewer system, city water, French doors, crown molding SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High ASSESSMENT: To be determined TAX RATE: 17.43 mills TAXES: To be determined

Some rooms have walls of windows that bring the sunlight in and provide water views. "Every room emphasizes bringing the outside in," the agent said.

There are beautiful gardens and stone walkways -- one from the street and one from the driveway, both of which lead to the front door of the gray house trimmed in white.

Inside, there one 4,100 square feet of living space on four finished levels. The flexible floor plan would work for a variety of families from a young couple just starting a family to empty-nesters.

To the right of the foyer, there is a long open room that could serve as one space or could function in multiple ways. It could be one large family room or a partial divider allows it to work as a formal living room in one area and a study or office in the other. At one end of the room, on the wall along the backyard, there is a fireplace with a cobble stone firebox, built-in ash dispenser and a Black Absolute honed granite surround and a white detailed millwork. The back of this chimney houses the outdoor fireplace.

The interior fireplace is one example of the skilled work that was completed on site by the in-house carpentry staff using a special carpentry station set up by the builder. All elements of the house, including the millwork and other trim, were created on premises.

Honed Carrera marble decorates the gourmet kitchen. It tops the center island and counters and serves as the backsplash. The marble counter on the island is two inches thick, double the thickness on the other counters. The Viking Professional gas range has a pot filler.

Throughout the house there are character oak floors, which are actually new hardwood floors made to replicate the look of reclaimed antique wood.

There will be an open house on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, call Julie Haroun of Westport Residential at 203-856-2616 or email her at julieharoun@yahoo.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE OF HOUSE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 11 Edgewater Hillside, Westport

PRICE: $2,495,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10

AMENITIES: new construction, water community, beach rights, walk to beach, water views, cul-de-sac, four finished levels, coffered ceiling, two wood-burning and one gas fireplaces including an exterior one, gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, butler's pantry, wet bar, spa bath with radiant heated floors, reading nook with window seat, skylights, balcony, security system, bluestone patio, sod lawn, in-ground irrigation system, professional landscaping, .23 acre level property, multi-zoned central air-conditioning

OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, two-car attached under house garage, laundry room with utility sink, multi-zoned state-of-the-art gas heating system, mudroom with bench and storage, walk-up attic, full finished basement, sewer system, city water, French doors, crown molding

SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: To be determined

TAX RATE: 17.43 mills

TAXES: To be determined