A modern-day Colonial at 328 Wilton Road sits partially on a stone foundation, the only remnant left from the original house built on that lot in 1910.

The footprint was enlarged considerably to construct a 3,628-square-foot residence suitable to today's life styles. Although this house was constructed in 1991 it has many features that pay homage to the past and present. It has an open floor plan and vintage details.

Some of the interior doors are distressed, reclaimed, vintage five-panel doors. The hardwood flooring is unusual in that all rooms have the same color and stain, but in each room the boards are different widths. In the sunken formal living room there is a wide-planked floor. The formal dining room has random-width boards. The second floor bedrooms have narrow planks.

The other unusual feature of this house is its multiple entrances, one on each of its four walls plus a separate entrance by the two-car attached garage to a part of the house that could accommodate a home office. The entrance facing the main road has a long, covered porch. The main entrance is only visible after traveling the crushed stone driveway lined in Belgian block to the ample parking area. This covered front entrance has sidelights and leads to a brightly illuminated foyer.

French doors in the living room open to a bluestone patio that provides access to the backyard, which is flat, partially fenced and lined with mature trees. On the north-facing side of the house there is another door between the living room and kitchen. This back hall serves as a mudroom with a wall of built-in storage cabinets.

The living room has a fireplace with a honed granite surround and a large alcove with two walls of built-in bookshelves. In the kitchen, features include a long, two-tiered peninsula that houses the Jenn-Air four-burner and griddle range top.

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One room off the kitchen has flexibility. It could be a den, family room, office or study. It could even be a guest suite if needed, as it has a full bath with a marble floor.

There is a second foyer in this area of the house, which has a separate staircase to a large room over the garage. This room features a knotty pine cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and a ceiling fan. This room could be used as a home office, art studio, or play or recreation room. It could be another bedroom if needed. Like the den downstairs, it has a closet and a full bathroom.

The second floor in the main part of the house has three bedrooms. There is a balcony in the master suite that looks out on the backyard, a two-story cathedral ceiling, and marble bath with double vanity, jetted tub and shower.

A third floor loft is a good size with three distinct spaces. One could be used for sleeping and another is large enough for exercise equipment. There is a half bath and skylights in the loft.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial
ADDRESS: 328 Wilton Road
PRICE: $1,199,650
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8
FEATURES: 1.09-acre level property, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, easy commute to Westport center and Saugatuck train station, bluestone patio, covered porches, grape arbor, balcony, insulated windows, some window treatments, skylight, large loft with half bath, screens/storm doors and windows, exterior lighting, breakfast nook, one fireplace, storage shed, room for an in-ground swimming pool, four bedrooms, four full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Saugatuck Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT: $741,800
TAX RATE: 17.91 mills
TAXES: $13,307

The basement has two distinct spaces, one is a large room with a wall of built-in bookshelves and the other is in the original part of the property's first house with the stone foundation. It houses a workbench/workshop area, utility sink, lots of storage and a mechanicals room.

The house is just south of Newtown Turnpike in the Coleytown neighborhood. It has easy access to the Merritt Parkway, downtown Westport and the Saugatuck train station.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Laurie Crouse or Lori Printz of Coldwell Banker, Crouse at 203-984-8154 and Printz at 203-216-5185.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 328 Wilton Road

PRICE: $1,199,650

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8

FEATURES: 1.09-acre level property, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, easy commute to Westport center and Saugatuck train station, bluestone patio, covered porches, grape arbor, balcony, insulated windows, some window treatments, skylight, large loft with half bath, screens/storm doors and windows, exterior lighting, breakfast nook, one fireplace, storage shed, room for an in-ground swimming pool, four bedrooms, four full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Saugatuck Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $741,800

TAX RATE: 17.91 mills

TAXES: $13,307