On the Market: Saugatuck home offers comfort, relaxation

WESTPORT — The “threads” of convenience, comfort and relaxation are woven together to create a warm and welcoming “wrap” at 36 Valley Road in the Saugatuck neighborhood.

This inviting 1.44-acre level and sloping property contains a cream-colored, nine-room farmhouse that was built in 1955. It was renovated and meticulously maintained throughout the years to offer an easy, fun lifestyle.

To that end, it features a red brick patio in front of the house, a stone patio with a meditative waterfall feature in the backyard, and attractive tiered gardens with fieldstone retaining walls. They combine to enhance living and entertaining inside and out. The property also includes a half acre on the upper level that is suitable for lawn games, child’s play and sporting activities.

If family members ever tire of the activities on their own property, they have several municipal venues just a hop, skip and a jump away. Sherwood Island State Park and Burying Hill Beach are about 2 miles away, and Longshore Club Park and Compo Beach are about a mile and a half from this location.

The house is on a quiet, not well-traveled road only minutes away from the Metro-North train stations in Greens Farms and Saugatuck Village, the latter of which also offers a wealth of restaurants and shops. Westport Main Street is less than 3 miles away. Valley Road has easy access to the Sherwood Island connector to Post Road (Route 1) and I-95.

Yellow coreopsis plants line the fieldstone wall that borders one side of the paved driveway, which is also lined with Belgium block, and widens at the top to accommodate a number of vehicles. In addition, there is an attached two-car under-house garage. The house sits amid beautiful landscaping of mature trees, shrubbery and perennial flowers, and on one side of the house stone steps lined by wood climb to the side and backyards.

Enter the 2,518-square-foot house from the ground-floor level door, through the garage, or climb the stairs to the front door that opens on the main living level, which is one floor up from the front of the house and ground level from the backyard. On the lower level the den has a fireplace. On the main level the formal living room features a marble fireplace flanked by built-in shelving and cabinets.

In the kitchen, features include a center island/breakfast bar, granite counters, double stainless sink, and a door to the patio and backyard. The kitchen opens to the dining area and family room “with large windows that capture wonderful views and natural light all day,” according to the co-listing agents.

There are four bedrooms in this house, one on the main living level and three upstairs including the master suite.


TYPE: Farmhouse

ADDRESS: 36 Valley Road

PRICE: $850,000


FEATURES: 1.44-acre level and sloping property, water feature, stone patio, exterior lighting, underground sprinkler, easy commute to Greens Farms and Saugatuck Metro North train stations and I-95, easy bike ride to local beaches and Longshore Club Park, open floor plan, cable - available, two fireplaces, shed, stone wall, wood shingle roof, attached under house two-car garage, central air conditioning, zoned oil heating system, full partially finished walk-out basement, public water and sewer connections, four bedrooms, three full baths

SCHOOLS: Saugatuck Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High

ASSESSMENT: $614,000

TAX RATE: 16.86 mills

TAXES: $10,352

The agents invite prospective homebuyers to “Come explore this unique property and feel the warmth and charm of 36 Valley Road.”

For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Helen Cusa and Ryan Loechner of Halstead Real Estate, Cusa at 203-451-7731 or hcusa@halstead.com, and Loechner at 203-856-9968 or Rloechner@Halstead.com.