On the Market: Historic Westport home belonged to noted artist

WESTPORT — The circa-1840 home at 365 Greens Farms Road was once owned by Joseph Wakeman, a member of one of the founding families of the Westport-Fairfield area.

That it was also the longtime home of noted American Impressionist André Gisson, whose paintings are in the Smithsonian, should give the new owner plenty of cocktail conversation starters.

“This home is just spectacular,” said listing agent Sue Lieberman. “It features so many extraordinary, original design details. It’s an antique which has been expanded and restored with utmost respect for the DNA of the original home. It’s hard to find homes of this age with so many remaining, beautifully preserved historical characteristics.”

A winding driveway leads through more than two acres of expansive lawns and specimen trees to this 4,420-square-foot home in the heart of the Greens Farms estate section. High ceilings, multiple fireplaces and large windows make use of the natural light while honoring the coziness and original design of the home.

The double living room featuring two fireplaces shares the living space with a library/keeping room, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, family room, five bedrooms and two offices. A finished third floor includes a bedroom, bathroom and playroom.

Tended by the same owners for more than two decades, the grounds include cutting and vegetable gardens, extensive stonework and landscaping that provides privacy and room for entertaining. Outbuildings include a barn, a garden shed and corn crib, a nod to the property’s rich history.

This house is on the market for $2,795,000.

For details contact Sue Lieberman, The Riverside Realty Group, at 203-858-9411 or Sue@ TheRiversideRealtyGroup.com.

This story has been updated to reflect Sue Lieberman is the listing agent and her contact information.

ABOUT THIS HOUSE

STYLE: Antique

ADDRESS: 365 Greens Farms Road, Westport

PRICE: $2,795,000

NUMBER OF ROOMS: 12

FEATURES: Historic Joseph Wakeman home on 2+ acres, 4/1 baths, four fireplaces, security system, walk-up attic, underground sprinkler, barn, deck, patio, beach rights, central air, two-car garage

SCHOOLS: Greens Farms, Bedford, Staples

ASSESSMENT: $1,177,900

MILL RATE: 16.710

TAXES: $19,683

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