Westport's iconic Minute Man statue has stood vigil at the intersection of South Compo Road and Minute Man Hill for just over a hundred years, and in the last year he has watched over the construction of a Nantucket shingle-style colonial house.

The 15-room, 7,600-square-foot house sits at One Minute Man Hill directly across the street from the famous statue. Also witness to the construction progress were the dozens of motorists, dog-walkers and joggers, who passed by daily and who now can admire the finished product, which was built by a HOBI award-winning Westport builder. 

This home represents a rare opportunity to own new construction on a 1.23-acre parcel near the beach. According to the Realtor, it has been years since a newly constructed home was available on such a large property so close to the beach. 

Because of its proximity to Compo Beach, the house was built to cater to an outdoor beach lifestyle. It boasts a wrap-around veranda and a large screened-in porch with an outdoor fieldstone fireplace. Despite being within easy walking distance of Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, both of which offer swimming opportunities, the property does contain an approved pool site. There is also a secondary possibility for an in-ground pool but that area of the yard has not yet been approved for a pool. 

Amenities and details abound right from the entrance into the two-story foyer, which features floor-to-ceiling recessed paneled wainscoting, a low-relief coffered ceiling and an electronic chandelier lift for easy cleaning and bulb-changing. The diamond-paned windows are a nod to Watch Hill and Newport classic summer cottage-like homes.

The house has front and rear staircases. Like the formal front entrance, the side entry is also two stories. The formal living room features a masonry wood-burning fireplace with a herringbone-patterned firebox and true coffered ceiling. The family room, which serves as the heart of the home, also has a coffered ceiling, a fieldstone fireplace and French doors to the screened porch and patio. The office or study has cherry paneling and a gas-fueled fireplace. 

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ABOUT THIS HOUSE TYPE OF HOUSE: Nantucket Shingle Style Colonial ADDRESS: One Minute Man Hill PRICE: $5,425,000 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15 AMENITIES: new construction in the heart of the Compo Beach area, views of Gray's Creek and Long Island Sound, easy walk to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, beach rights, wet bar, five fireplaces, security system, custom built-ins throughout, butler's pantry with a service sink, gourmet kitchen, screened porch with outdoor fireplace, balcony, 1.23-acre level property, approved pool site, wrap-around veranda, coffered ceilings, central vacuuming system, balconies, handcrafted millwork, professional landscaping, au pair or in-law suite, zoned air conditioning, patio, deck, circular driveway OTHER INFORMATION: six bedrooms all ensuite, six full and two half baths, three-car attached under house garage, basement crawl space, zoned gas heat, sewer system, city water, hardwood floors throughout house, vaulted ceilings, nine-foot ceilings, walk-up attic, laundry room, mud room, wood roof, exterior sprinkler system, exterior lighting, polished nickel fixtures  SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High  ASSESSMENT: to be determined TAX RATE: 17.430 mills TAXES: to be determined

There is a wide, four-column entrance from the family room to the cavernous, eat-in gourmet kitchen, which features two sizable center islands, one for prep work and one for service; one with a Calcatta Gold marble counter top and one with a walnut counter. Other kitchen amenities include two Sub-Zero refrigerators, a microwave drawer, pot filler, and under- and inside-cabinet lighting. 

Between the kitchen and the side entrance is a small room referred to as "command central." It has a built-in desk, drawers, cabinets and cubby holes. It's meant to keep clutter from the kitchen. The butler's pantry outside the formal dining room has a full-size wine refrigerator and a hammered satin nickel sink. 

The master bedroom suite includes a sitting room, large walk-in closet, fireplace, and balcony. The master bath features Calcatta Gold marble vanities, a frameless glass steam shower with a bench seat, free-standing jetted spa bath and heated floors. 

There will be an open house on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. 

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, call Elayne Landau of Coldwell Banker Westport-Riverside at 203-722-3101 or email her at elayne@westportctrealty.com.

 

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

TYPE OF HOUSE: Nantucket Shingle Style Colonial

ADDRESS: One Minute Man Hill

PRICE: $5,425,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 15

AMENITIES: new construction in the heart of the Compo Beach area, views of Gray's Creek and Long Island Sound, easy walk to Compo Beach and Longshore Club Park, beach rights, wet bar, five fireplaces, security system, custom built-ins throughout, butler's pantry with a service sink, gourmet kitchen, screened porch with outdoor fireplace, balcony, 1.23-acre level property, approved pool site, wrap-around veranda, coffered ceilings, central vacuuming system, balconies, handcrafted millwork, professional landscaping, au pair or in-law suite, zoned air conditioning, patio, deck, circular driveway

OTHER INFORMATION: six bedrooms all ensuite, six full and two half baths, three-car attached under house garage, basement crawl space, zoned gas heat, sewer system, city water, hardwood floors throughout house, vaulted ceilings, nine-foot ceilings, walk-up attic, laundry room, mud room, wood roof, exterior sprinkler system, exterior lighting, polished nickel fixtures 

SCHOOL: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High 

ASSESSMENT: to be determined

TAX RATE: 17.430 mills

TAXES: to be determined