Traveling down Red Coat Road in the Coleytown area of town, it would be easy to overlook the small, unobtrusive street sign that marks the entrance to Winker Lane, but it's worth keeping an eye out for the sign and making the turn down that quiet cul-de-sac.

Near the end of the street on the right side is the latest architectural creation of local builder Andy Frank. The newly constructed Colonial at 6 Winker Lane was built in 2014 and features three finished floors comprising 8,406 square feet of living space, which includes 2,210 square feet in the lower level.

It sits on a 1.18-acre level property that, in the town's early days, was part of an agricultural field where sheep roamed. Now, in addition to the upscale house, the lot has plenty of room for an in-ground swimming pool and a guest cottage or in-law apartment, the latter of which is grandfathered, although under time-sensitive terms.

This neighborhood is an ideal location. The cul-de-sac is not well traveled and only a half mile from the Merritt Parkway, as well as the Red Barn restaurant. The new Westport Weston Family YMCA is less than a mile away.

The front of the cedar shingle house has a long covered porch with four columns and a barrel ceiling of bead board leading to the front door, which has sidelights. The two-story center hall foyer is wide and provides access to the formal living and dining rooms and gourmet kitchen. There are 10-foot high ceilings throughout the first floor and four-inch oak flooring in most of this level.

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The living room features a gas-fueled yellow brick fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves and a door to a sun room, which can also be used as an office. It has its own fireplace with marble surround, a wall of windows, built-in bookshelf and a door to the backyard. This sunroom can also be accessed from the family room, which is open to the kitchen and has a marble fireplace.

In the dining room, there is a deep tray ceiling with crown molding and Wainscoting on the lower walls. A butler's pantry sits between the dining room and kitchen. It has a sink and beverage refrigerator.

Unlike most kitchens, this one has two center islands, both topped with 2-inch-thick Calacatta Gold marble, as are the counters. One island has a prep sink. The other has a breakfast bar that accommodates four. Appliances include a dual fuel six-burner Wolf range, full-sized Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer, two Asko dishwashers and GE Monogram refrigerator drawers. The backsplash is made of rectangular gray glass tiles.

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Colonial (new construction)
ADDRESS: 6 Winker Lane
PRICE: $2,945,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16
FEATURES: generator, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, easy commute to Westport center and Saugatuck train station, 1.18-acre level property, partially fenced, located on a quiet cul-de-sac, proximity to the new Westport Weston Family YMCA, professional landscaping, stone wall, covered porch, gym, four fireplaces, central vacuuming system, walk-up attic, raised bluestone patio, private balcony, well water, four-zoned gas heating system, Smart House system, six bedrooms, six full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT/TAXES: New construction, not yet set
TAX RATE: 17.91 mills

The eat-in area has a door to the large, raised bluestone patio, which can also be accessed from the mudroom, a rather large space with an over-sized walk-in pantry, built-in cubbies and coat closet.

On the second floor there is a generously sized wrap-around landing with a sitting area. Wainscoting covers the lower half of the walls in the landing and hallway. There are six bedrooms on this level, most en suite. Two rooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath.

The master bedroom suite features its own sitting room, marble fireplace, his-and-hers walk-in closets, and a door to a private, covered balcony. The master bath has a free-standing soaking tub, marble double vanity, heated marble floor, water closet, and over-sized marble shower with frameless glass door.

The finished, walk-out lower level features a play or game room with a natural stone fireplace, an optional media room, gym, full bath and additional space for a potential wine cellar, cedar closet and movie theater. The gym has a wall of mirrors and rubber flooring.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Jillian Klaff of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-858-2095 or email her at Jklaff@Jillianklaff.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Colonial (new construction)

ADDRESS: 6 Winker Lane

PRICE: $2,945,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 16

FEATURES: generator, convenient to the Merritt Parkway, easy commute to Westport center and Saugatuck train station, 1.18-acre level property, partially fenced, located on a quiet cul-de-sac, proximity to the new Westport Weston Family YMCA, professional landscaping, stone wall, covered porch, gym, four fireplaces, central vacuuming system, walk-up attic, raised bluestone patio, private balcony, well water, four-zoned gas heating system, Smart House system, six bedrooms, six full and two half baths

SCHOOLS: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT / TAXES: New construction, not set yet

TAX RATE: 17.91 mills