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On the market: Once a barn, house now radiates charm

Published 1:31 pm, Friday, September 13, 2013

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  • The house at 2A Stony Point Road, once a barn, is on the market for $1.65 million. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News contributed
    The house at 2A Stony Point Road, once a barn, is on the market for $1.65 million. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Antique Colonial converted barn
ADDRESS: 2A Stony Point Road
PRICE: $1,650,000
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11
AMENITIES: Beach rights, water community, easy walk to water (Long Island Sound), easy walking distance to Saugatuck train station, walk to shops and restaurants, very convenient to I-95, boat dock possible through private neighborhood association, heated Gunite in-ground pool and spa, cabana with full bath and kitchenette, several slate patios, wet bar, original exposed beams, open floor plan, two fireplaces, 1.05-acre level property, exercise room, zoned air conditioning, nine-foot-plus ceilings, ceiling fans, numerous skylights, some window treatments, laundry room, mudroom, guest or au pair or in-law suite, partially fenced property, circular driveway lined in Belgian block
OTHER INFORMATION: Five bedrooms, four full and one half bath, two-car attached garage, basement crawl space, baseboard oil heat, hardwood and stone floors, shed, exterior lighting, exterior sprinkler system, pull down attic, partially shared driveway, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
ASSESSMENT: $811,500
TAX RATE: 18.07 mills
TAXES: $14,664
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At the turn of the 19th century into the 20th, the Saugatuck area of Westport looked considerably different.

The house at 2A Stony Point Road looked a lot different, too. It was a barn back then for the house next door at 2 Stony Point. Today, it is a 4,288-square-foot house, a restored antique Colonial barn, which has its own address. The gray clapboard house with white trim sits on a secluded 1.05-acre level property, hidden from view behind a scrim of trees and a tall, long red brick wall, which runs along Ferry Lane parallel to the Saugatuck Railroad Station across the street.

In fact, this is the ideal location for commuters, whether they take the train or drive. A red door in the brick wall provides very easy access to the train station, and Interstate 95 is only two blocks away. Despite its proximity to the train station, the house is well constructed so that there are no vibrations from passing trains, just the charming sound of the occasional whistle.

Built in 1900, this house is set well back from the road, giving it a large, open lawn that can be used as a soccer pitch, lacrosse field, croquet and other lawn games. Because the property is protected from the roadway, it creates a safe place for children to play. The recreational opportunities continue with the heated Gunite in-ground swimming pool, which has a cabana with a bath and kitchenette.

Most of the yard is in the front of the house, but there are multiple stone patios at the front, side and rear, all of which are accessed from various points throughout the house. One such semi-circular patio, punctuated with a fieldstone wall, marks the front entrance. It has a taller-than-usual forest green front door that appears thinner than usual because of its height, however, it is a standard width. The door is framed in wide sidelights and three transoms, through which ample amounts of natural light flood into the two-story stone foyer and open great room. Numerous skylights throughout the house also channel abundant light inside.

The foyer has a vaulted ceiling and original exposed beams. The great room includes the living and dining rooms. It has a stone floor, a long wall of glass-front china cabinets and bookshelves, and one wall of painted brick, which houses the wide fireplace.

Just before the entrance into the family room and kitchen there is a wet bar with glass shelves.

The family room has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and a door to a small, private stone patio. Tall outcroppings of rocks and tall trees enclose it, making it feel more like a courtyard.

The mudroom has a terra cotta tile floor and leads to the covered side entrance and into the two-car attached garage, which has a workbench area, storage and the mechanicals for the house.

Another patio is accessed from the kitchen, which has an eat-in area, a large, two-tiered center island with a butcher block counter on the main island and a granite counter for the breakfast bar. Appliances include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Kenmore range top and two wall-mounted ovens.

Upstairs, there are five bedrooms. The spacious master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling, built-in bookshelves and a sitting room/exercise room. The master bath has green marble flooring and backsplash, a jetted tub, walk-in shower, and water closet with a bidet. There are his and hers walk-in closets; hers includes a separate cedar closet.

One of the bedrooms has a fireplace and its own bath, so it could be used as a guest or au pair suite.

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Jeanette Dryburgh of Jeanette Dryburgh & Associates, an affiliate of William Raveis Real Estate at 203-246-1168 or email her at Jeanette@ct-realestate.com.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE: Antique Colonial converted barn

ADDRESS: 2A Stony Point Road

PRICE: $1,650,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11

AMENITIES: beach rights, water community, easy walk to water (Long Island Sound), easy walking distance to Saugatuck train station, walk to shops and restaurants, very convenient to I-95, boat dock possible through private neighborhood association, heated Gunite in-ground pool and spa, cabana with full bath and kitchenette, several slate patios, wet bar, original exposed beams, open floor plan, two fireplaces, 1.05-acre level property, exercise room, zoned air conditioning, nine-foot-plus ceilings, ceiling fans, numerous skylights, some window treatments, laundry room, mudroom, guest or au pair or in-law suite, partially fenced property, circular driveway lined in Belgian block

OTHER INFORMATION: five bedrooms, four full and one half bath, two-car attached garage, basement crawl space, baseboard oil heat, hardwood and stone floors, shed, exterior lighting, exterior sprinkler system, pull down attic, partially shared driveway, septic system, public water

SCHOOLS: Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $811,500

TAX RATE: 18.07 mills

TAXES: $14,664