On the Market / Perched on Yankee Hill, spacious colonial for sale in Compo Beach neighborhood
Published 11:18 am, Thursday, September 7, 2017
WESTPORT — Summer is rapidly coming to an end, at least on the calendar. The last official day is on Sept. 22. But in the Compo Beach neighborhood autumn is really just an extension of summer.
The beige colonial house at 10 Yankee Hill Road, a private road, provides an opportunity for coastal New England living year-round. The house is a short walk from Compo Beach and Ned Dimes Marina, and the front door is only steps away from all the sports offerings at Longshore Club Park including a golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, and boating launch to name a few.
Additional recreational opportunities exist on the property itself. There is a heated in-ground swimming pool, a large area of lawn that can be used as a playing field, and inside on the full finished walk-out basement there is a large bonus room that is currently used as a game room. It has about 1,000 square feet of customizable living space for a busy family. That space is included in the overall 4,898 square feet of the house.
Despite its location so close to Long Island Sound this house is at a high enough elevation that it does not sit in the local flood zone. Often houses close to the beach have to sacrifice size of the property, privacy or a pool. This house sacrifices nothing. The spacious four-bedroom house has privacy fencing and landscaping, it has the pool, and it also has convenience. It is also only minutes to shopping, dining and the Saugatuck Metro North train station.
The house sits on a level and sloping property just over one acre. It was built in 1986 and was renovated in 2006. Its curb appeal is enhanced by the carpet of manicured lawn and attractive landscaping including flowering trees and shrubbery. Belgium block lines the driveway and ample off-street parking area. Additional parking is also available on the street for those occasions when entertaining family and friends. A paving stone path leads to the covered formal front entrance with two columns and a casual entrance. The French-style front doors are flanked by sidelights, and they open into a good size foyer.
To the left is the formal living room, which has chair railing and a decorative border on the hardwood floor. On the opposite side of the foyer the formal dining room has a red brick fireplace with a white wood mantel and a large picture window. The heart of the home is the sunny, open kitchen and family room area. The spacious gourmet kitchen features two center islands. They and the perimeter counters are topped with marble. The eat-in kitchen also has an imported Lacanche five-burner gas range with a pot-filler, Terrazzo backsplash, hardwood floor, and pantry.
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The kitchen is open to the large family room, which has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and exposed milled beams. Sliding doors in the family room and another set in the kitchen both lead to the granite patio and pool area. There is an enclosed yard and there is an outdoor shower. Off the kitchen the mudroom has a terra cotta tile floor, five cubbies with storage above and below each, and access to the first of two laundry rooms.
The second one is on the second floor, where there are also four bedrooms. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling, a custom walk-in closet, and the marble master bath has a basket weave patterned floor, jetted tub, two pedestal sinks, a large glass shower, and two skylights.
There will be a public Open House on Sunday (Sept. 10), noon-1 pm.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 10 Yankee Hill Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 9
FEATURES: waterfront community, 1.09-acre level and gently sloping property, heated in-ground swimming pool, outdoor shower, granite patio, hot tub, whole house generator, walk to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, located on a cul-de-sac/private road, community association, two gas fireplaces, stone walls, privacy fencing, irrigation system, two laundry rooms, full finished walk-out basement, pull-down attic stairs, attached two-car garage, four bedrooms, three full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 16.86 mills
HOA FEE: $1,000
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Judy Michaelis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 203-247-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.