Earthplace and Sherwood Island nature centers are not the only places in Westport to enjoy bird-watching. A 1-acre property at 6 Pamela Place seems to be on the radar of every indigenous species of bird in the state.
The owners of the split-level house at that address enjoy sitting in the family room at the back of the house and doing their daily backyard bird-watching. On a recent afternoon, the view included no fewer than a dozen kinds of birds, among them cardinals, a downy woodpecker, gold finches, nuthatches and black-capped chickadees.
This property isn't just for the birds. This is an attractive house with an appealing location, amenities and price. It is only minutes from downtown and the Saugatuck train station. Also nearby is Winslow Park, which has walking trails, a bike path, picnic area, gardens and off-leash dog area.
Built in 1963, the house has four levels of living space totaling 2,448 square feet. Despite its smaller size, at least compared to contemporary construction, the house has a flexible, open floor plan and a good flow for entertaining.
The house sits on a cul-de-sac and is set back from the road. The front edge of the property is marked by a fieldstone wall. There is an open front lawn and landscaping along the front of the house. Large, established hydrangea plants flank the slate path from the driveway to the front door, which is punctuated by an arched, beveled glass window.
The foyer provides access to the formal living room and kitchen. Sandwiched between the two is the dining room. Rounding out this first level is the family room. The living room has one wall of brick painted off white, which houses the only fireplace. It has a raised hearth and slate top. Other features include exposed beams, built-in bookshelves and a large picture window. The dining room has access into the living room, kitchen and family room, the latter of which has a vaulted ceiling, wall of built-in bookshelves, skylights and door to a large, raised wood deck.
By today's standards, the kitchen would be considered small and it could use updating, but it is perfectly functional as is. It has an eat-in area, white ceramic tile floor and a pass-through window into the family room. Appliances include a General Electric range, Whirlpool refrigerator and KitchenAid dishwasher.
The upper level has four bedrooms, including the master suite. All four have wall-to-wall carpeting.
The first lower level contains an office with a closet and a main room that has flexible use. Both have ceramic tile flooring. The main room has a sliding door to the wood deck and backyard. It also provides access to the two-car garage, a half bath and laundry room.
Below this, there is one more level, which comprises the full, unfinished basement. It features a workroom with a utility sink, peg board and built-in workbench. There is an under-the-stairs closet and lots of other storage areas including a storage room that is large enough to be converted into a media or play room.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Helen Cusa of Halstead Property at 203-451-7731 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 6 Pamela Place
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 10
AMENITIES: beach rights, private setting on a cul-de-sac, minutes to downtown Westport and Saugatuck train station, one-acre level and sloped property, one fireplace, large wood deck, brook with footbridge, skylights, vaulted ceilings, sliding doors, security system, breakfast nook, insulated Thermopane windows, some window treatments, exterior lighting, flexible open floor plan, walls of glass, mature trees,
OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, two full and one half baths, two-car attached under house garage, baseboard hot water oil heating system, full unfinished basement, hardwood floors and wall-to-wall carpeting, workshop, laundry/utility room, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Saugatuck Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High
TAX RATE: 18.07 mills