On the Market / Westport house is good for the boater and commuter
WESTPORT — Just because the calendar is telling us that summer has passed into fall doesn’t mean the end of living and entertaining on the waterfront until next year.
The natural wood-colored colonial house at 129 Harbor Road on Saugatuck Island, across from Sea Spray Road, offers a wealth of opportunities for relaxation, entertaining, and recreation along the water. In fact, this house is ideal for boaters and those who appreciate breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over Long Island Sound. It is a great location off the channel.
The brave among us will continue boating even into the winter chill. This house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac on a level property of 0.11 of an acre of direct waterfront with beautiful water views and a front row seat for summer sailing - recreational and competitive, and winter’s “frostbite” boaters. Of course, the owners of this property need not settle for spectator sports. This property comes with its own private deep water dock for boats. The 138-foot-long dock also features lights, a flagpole, and a midway wood deck for sunning, entertaining and fishing. The house itself offers great indoor-outdoor living with four levels of decks.
Inside, the house is much more spacious than its number of rooms and 2,180 square feet would infer. There are six rooms in all, three of them bedrooms. There are also three full baths. An elevator brings residents and visitors from the ground level to the main living level and the bedroom level of this Federal Emergency Management Agency compliant house. The house, originally built in 1932, was renovated and brought into FEMA compliance in 2015.
For those who prefer to use the stairs, they can access the house by walking up the steps from the paving stone driveway lined in Belgium block to the covered front porch. The driveway provides ample parking for guests and an attached, under house one-car garage. The front door features an ornately carved duck among reeds expertly crafted in and around the glass window.
In the living room there is a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The teak wood flooring is installed on a diagonal. Although there is no formal dining room, the spacious kitchen has more than enough space for an eat-in area. The kitchen also features a ceramic tile radiant heated floor, a large peninsular counter/breakfast bar, glass-front cabinetry, skylights, two sinks, and a walk-in pantry. High-end appliances include a Jenn-Air gas range. One part of the counter has a beverage refrigerator and refrigerator drawers.
A side door leads from the kitchen to a long side deck, where there is a grilling area. French doors open from the kitchen into the sizable sunroom, which has mahogany flooring, skylights, three walls of windows, and a door to a deck.
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Back in the foyer, a circular staircase leads up to the level with the bedrooms. The master suite was designed to take full advantage of the waterfront setting. The current owner has the bed facing the harbor-side wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Who could resist waking up to that view? Up above are several skylights. The master bath is quite unique with its white ceramic tile backsplash interspersed with tiles depicting shore birds - a green heron, kingfisher, mallard duck, and piping plover among them, and a shower that provides complete privacy while also giving the feeling of openness with its glassed in upper portion. The master suite also enjoys a private rooftop deck.
Underneath the house there is a workshop and an abundance of space for storage.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 129 Harbor Road
FEATURES: waterfront community, direct waterfront property, water views, walk to water, FEMA compliant, elevator, private community beach and boat launch, walk to the water, 0.11 of an acre level lot, private deep water dock, four decks, patio, porch, full house generator, balconies, underground sprinkler system, walking distance to Cedar Point and Saugatuck Harbor yacht clubs, walking distance to three private neighborhood beaches and kayak launch, neighborhood swimming platform, easy commute to Saugatuck Metro North train station and I-95, only two miles from the center of Westport, one fireplace, cable available, Thermopane windows, tank-less hot water, skylights, attached under house one-car garage, homeowners association, workshop, attic, attic fan, no basement, three bedrooms, three full baths
SCHOOLS: Kings Highway Elementary, Coleytown Middle, Staples High
MILL RATE: 16.86 mills
ASSOCIATION FEE: $790 (annual)
Despite its proximity to the water this property is shrouded by trees for privacy.
There are two public Open Houses scheduled for this house: One on Saturday (Oct. 6) from 11 am - 2 pm and the other on Sunday (Oct. 7) from 12 noon - 3 pm.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Marion E. Pietrowski of William Raveis Real Estate at 914-656-9726 or firstname.lastname@example.org; and visit her website at www.marionpietrowski.raveis.com.