On the Market / Westport antique colonial has modern setup
WESTPORT — Tucked away in a tiny neighborhood of two horseshoe-shaped connecting streets is an antique colonial house at 4 Wake Robin Road.
Although this 3,413-square-foot house was built in 1880, it lives as if it was constructed closer to contemporary times. It has spacious rooms and an open, flexible floor plan allowing for a variety of uses. Rooms on the first floor are interchangeable and can be used in whatever way the next family wants or needs.
Many improvements were made to this house through the years, particularly in the last two decades. In recent years the exterior and interior of the house were repainted — including in the newer attached two-car garage, new gutters were installed, as were new windows, the garage got two wall-mounted bicycle racks, and the hardwood floors in several rooms were polished and varnished. In 2014 the house got a new boiler and two years later it received a new oil tank.
The white clapboard house with dark green shutters is in the Greens Farms community, its location quite private because of the configuration of the two neighborhood streets and its positioning on its one-acre level property. Yet, this house is only minutes away from the entrance to Interstate 95, shops and restaurants on the Post Road (Route 1), the Greens Farms Metro-North train station, and local beaches — Burying Hill and Sherwood Island State Park.
The house is set well back from the road. Unlike most houses, this one has a patio on the front of the house looking over the sizable lawn. The raised red brick patio can be accessed from French doors in the formal dining room. The home’s residents will enjoy sitting out there when they want to bask in the sun. At the rear of the house there is a large, custom screened porch from which there are relaxing views of Signal Lake. It provides a fabulous venue to take in colorful sunsets. French doors in the eat-in area of the kitchen and the formal living room provide access to the porch, where a door opens to the backyard.
Travel down the long driveway to reach the house. There is ample parking space in front of the garage and on the opposite side of the house. The casual entrance into the house is from the porch beneath the second-story living space that resembles a porte cochere and connects the main house to the room above the garage. That room has a separate entrance so it could serve as an in-law or au pair suite, or a home office or gym.
Inside, the cavernous living room features a bay window flanked by floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves. Another wall has a built-in media center with cabinetry and shelving. The library also has built-ins. The dining room has a red brick fireplace and one of the five bedrooms on the second floor also has a fireplace, although that one is more for atmosphere than function. In the kitchen features include a large center island/breakfast bar that separates it from the sizable eat-in area or breakfast room.
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On the second floor, the spacious master bedroom suite has a barn-style sliding door to its full bath. Two of the other bedrooms have built-in shelves, drawers, and a desk area. The room above the garage has a full bath, window seats, and built-in bookshelves.
Over all, this house has a great amount of storage.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Laurie Crouse of Laurie Crouse & Associates/Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at (203) 984-8154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
STYLE: Antique Colonial
ADDRESS: 4 Wake Robin Road
FEATURES: one-acre level property, patio, screened porch, water views of Signal Lake, flexible floor plan, two fireplaces, easy and quick access to Post Road (Route 1) and I-95, proximity to Longshore Club Park and Compo Beach, only minutes to two train stations (Greens Farms and Saugatuck), attached two-car garage, attic, partial basement, five bedrooms, three full and one half baths
SCHOOLS: Greens Farms Elementary, Bedford Middle, Staples High School
MILL RATE: 16.86 mills