Some people celebrate the red, white and blue with picnics, parades and fireworks. Another American tradition is homeownership and, just in time for Independence Day, there are red, white and blue houses on the market in town.
The houses vary in styles and prices from a charming cottage to historic estate.
The red and white stripes of the American flag are represented by the Historic Preservation Award-winning William Meeker House, a white Colonial Farmhouse at 113 Cross Highway built circa 1830, and its red outbuildings, including a barn. They combine to create 5,121 square feet of living space, including a barn lounge. A restoration seamlessly blended New England vernacular architecture with 21st-century living in the 11-room house, which sits on a 1.67-acre property near North Avenue. This site is believed to have been Westport's first filling station.
Representing the white stars is a charming seven-room cottage at 143 Roseville Road that was built in 1920. The 1,918-square-foot house sits on a 1.34-acre sloping lot with direct water frontage. The park-like setting has a pond, stream and waterfall. The living room has a cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace. A private wing includes a flexible space that could serve as a studio/guest/au pair quarters (needs some TLC)
The blue field of the American flag is always a dark blue, but the Colonial-style house at 367 Main St. is a pale blue. The 11-room house was built in 1929 and has 3,024 square feet of living space currently used as a two-family, but conversion to a single-family home would be easy to do.
FIRECRACKER DEALS FOR THE 4TH
- RED & WHITE HOUSE
ADDRESS: 113 Cross Highway
STYLE: Colonial Farmhouse
FEATURES: 1.67-acre level partially-fenced property, authentic historical details, Preservation Award-winning house, featured in Architectural Digest for best home office, barn, potting shed, heated in-ground Gunite swimming pool, patio, deck, outdoor lighting, bucolic meadow, four fireplaces, zoned geothermal and radiant heat, exposed beams, sun room, porches, insulated windows, wide-planked wood floors, five bedrooms, three full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: Coleytown Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
CONTACT: Billy Nistico of William Raveis Real Estate at 917-626-8588 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WHITE HOUSE
ADDRESS: 143 Roseville Road
FEATURES: direct water frontage, pond, park-like setting with a waterfall, stone-lined stream, specimen plantings and trees, deck, patio, porch, exterior lighting, vinyl siding, perfect retreat for the week-end or year round, all window treatments, two fireplaces, nine-foot ceilings, three bedrooms, one full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Long Lots Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
- BLUE HOUSE
ADDRESS: 367 Main St.
FEATURES: corner fenced lot, walking distance to 323 Restaurant and shops, convenient to downtown, 0.32 of an acre level lot, freshly painted outside and much inside, spacious rooms, front and back stairs, one wood-burning fireplace, patio, porch, near public transportation, not far from the Merritt Parkway, four bedrooms, three full baths
SCHOOLS: Saugatuck Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
CONTACT: Karen B. Curtis of Halstead Property at 203-820-3941 or email her at email@example.com.