On the market: Colonial at Compo showcases style, comfort
Published 1:10 pm, Friday, February 19, 2016
WESTPORT — The groundhogs clearly got it wrong. The region experienced three snow storms and plummeting temperatures in the two weeks after the furry forecasters predicted an early spring. But spring and summer will eventually arrive.
A newly constructed, white-cedar clapboard Colonial with black shutters at 34 Owenoke Park, in the waterfront Compo Beach neighborhood of Westport, is an ideal location to enjoy year round, but especially in warm weather months.
Built in 2016 on a half-acre level parcel on a private waterfront cul-de-sac, the 4,569-square-foot house was the creative inspiration of renowned architectural firm, the Kaali-Nagy Co. The home’s neoclassical architecture is in perfect harmony with the casually elegant beach setting. It has a classic feel inside, while it is more “beachy” outside.
Strategically placed, colonnaded-covered porches and balconies offer extensive views of Long Island Sound and Gray’s Creek. The long wrap-around covered porch stretches the length of the front of the house and on two sides. It has Ipe flooring and adds 1,047 square feet of outdoor living area.
Inside, the first floor has 10-foot ceilings and there are 9-foot ceilings on the second floor. The main living level has an open floor plan with a unique set of several islands and floating glass-front cabinets that separate the gourmet kitchen from the entry hall, living and dining rooms and the great room.
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In the living room there is a red brick fireplace with a black absolute granite surround and hearth. The study or office has two walls of built-in bookshelves and a milled beam ceiling. The walls are painted in a gray lacquer. Both the study and living room have doors to one part of the wraparound porch.
The spacious kitchen has an eat-in area, wet bar with a beverage refrigerator, and built-in desk area. The long center island is topped in two-inch thick slab Carrara marble. The other counters are leathered black absolute granite. Hundreds of silver “penny” metal tiles cover one wall to create the backsplash.
High-end appliances include the 48-inch, six-burner Thermador range with griddle, 36-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator hidden behind paneling, GE Monogram refrigerator drawers and Thermador dishwasher. There is a pot-filler above the range.
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TYPE: Colonial, new construction
ADDRESS: 34 Owenoke Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
FEATURES: waterfront community; easy walk to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park; 0.52-acre level parcel; 20 KW generator to service the entire house; 400 amp underground power service; private outdoor shower; bluestone patio; long wraparound covered porch; balconies/decks; extra insulation; Thermopane insulated windows; pre-wired for audio system throughout the first floor; master bedroom and outside; two fireplaces; community association; wood shingle roof; zoned gas heat; attic; shed; possible pool site; two-car heated attached garage; exterior lighting; sprinkler system; five bedrooms; four full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT: not set
TAX RATE: 18.09 mills
TAXES: not set
ASSOCIATION FEE: $1,000
Off the kitchen is a mudroom with built-in cubbies and storage drawers, a half bath and a walk-in pantry.
On the second floor are five bedrooms — all with water views, a large sitting room with a door to a balcony and a large laundry room with a utility sink, cabinets, counter space and Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer and dryer. Step down into one wing of the house where there are two bedrooms — one of which has two closets and a window seat — and a shared hall bath. Two other bedrooms are en suite.
A separate wing houses the master bedroom suite, which has a paneled black absolute granite fireplace with gas starter, his-and-hers walk-in closets, and a door to a balcony. The white polished Glassos quartz master bath features a soaking tub, state-of-the-art fixtures, water closet and double vanity.
The property is professionally landscaped with specimen trees and shrubs, flowering trees and perennials. An outdoor shower allows residents and guests to freshen up after a day at the beach without tracking sand inside.