The first day of summer is only a week away and that means more people will be heading to the beach to swim, fish, boat, paddleboard and soak up the sun.
The next owners of the Nantucket-style Colonial house at 7 Burnham Hill in the Compo Beach area don't have to go far to dip their toes into Long Island Sound. The house is only about two blocks from Mill Cove Beach and easy walking distance to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park.
When the sun begins to set the family can return to this gracious yet casual home to relax on the backyard colonnaded covered porch, bluestone patio or the second floor balcony/wood deck, or enjoy a movie in the lower level home theater/media room. This theater offers something that commercial theaters do not: A chance to view films by firelight in cold weather months. This theater has a large, floor-to-ceiling fireplace.
Built in 2005 on a 0.61-acre level property, this house has an unusual architectural feature for newer construction. There is a rounded turret on the front façade which houses the formal staircase that leads from the foyer to the second floor. The front door welcomes visitors and natural light through the sidelights and transom. It has a powder room with a marble floor.
The 4,794-square-foot house enjoys an open floor plan with easy flow from one room to the next. The formal living and dining rooms feature coffered ceilings, tall picture windows topped with transoms and Wainscoting on the lower walls. In the living room there is a marble fireplace and the dining room has a door to the terraced patio.
Features in the custom chef's kitchen include a center island, granite counters, Travertine backsplash, large eat-in area and high-end appliances: Viking six-burner range, Dacor double wall ovens and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Off the kitchen there is a good size mudroom with a walk-in pantry, half bath, closet, side entrance, access to the two-car attached garage and a storage room.
In the family room there is a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a wall of built-in bookshelves and French doors to the patio and porch. An office/library has a full bath giving it flexible use so it could serve as a guest room or au-pair suite instead.
The second-floor landing is large enough to accommodate a homework or computer area. All four bedrooms on this floor are en-suite. Two of the bedrooms have French doors to the balcony/deck. There are some water views from the master suite, which features a sitting room, built-in dresser drawers, custom walk-in closet and a master bath with a marble floor and double vanity, steam shower and pedestal soaking tub with Jacuzzi.
The full, finished lower level, which houses the theater, adds 2,227 square feet to the living space and it also has a game room large enough to accommodate a billiard table, a full bath, and several rooms for storage. One room has crown molding and could be a fitness room or gym.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Becky Gangemi of Raveis at 203-913-0211 or email her at email@example.com.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Nantucket-style Colonial
ADDRESS: 7 Burnham Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
AMENITIES: water community, beach rights, easy walking distance to Mill Cove Beach, proximity to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, convenient to Positano restaurant and Elvira's Market and Deli, Briggs & Stratton 15 KW generator, home theater, stone patio, porch, 0.61-acre level property, three fireplaces, balcony/deck, security system, some window treatments, audio system, nine-foot-plus ceilings, central vacuum system, mudroom, exterior lighting, exterior sprinkler system, gourmet kitchen, central air conditioning, landscaping
OTHER INFORMATION: five bedrooms all en suite, seven full and two half baths, attached under house two-car garage, full finished walk-out basement, gas hot air heating, pull-down attic stairs, laundry/utility room with sink, hardwood floors and wall-to-wall carpeting, sewer system, public water
SCHOOLS: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 18.07 mills