On the Market: Vintage modern home perched high above the Saugatuck River
WESTON — A nature conservancy and 385-feet of river frontage surround the gray contemporary house at 23 Riverbank Road in the Lower Weston area. This very private setting is an ideal year-round retreat for those who love water views.
This 5,109-square-foot house sits along the Saugatuck River on a 2.2-acre level and sloping property, which includes multiple balconies and wood decks on several levels of the house and property to enjoy the views. The house was built in 1985 by renowned designer and builder, Michael Greenberg of Westport. The house was expanded to its current square footage in 1992, making it an 11-room house with an open layout of flexible-use rooms on the main level, six bedrooms and six full baths.
“This sophisticated sun-filled home is perfect for relaxing after a busy day or stimulating an artist's creativity,” according to the co-listing agents.
To access this modern house cross the bridge over Cartbridge Road and travel down the long, private cul-de-sac, Riverbank Road. Stone pillars topped with lanterns mark the entrance to the driveway, which has ample parking for residents and guests. Another set of pillars and lanterns mark the beginning of a wide slate path to the side yard, a deck, and the river bank.
The gray vertical board house has numerous windows so, even though this property is partially wooded, plenty of natural light floods into its spacious rooms. Enter the house through the long covered slate front patio. Inside, the marble foyer is open to the two-story living room, which has multiple skylights and a fireplace with a raised marble hearth.
Beyond the living room is an open sitting room with a marble fireplace with the same raised hearth. The family room features floor-to-ceiling windows and several sliding doors to a large deck. The eat-in kitchen has a center island with a breakfast bar for three and a double-thick granite counter, side-by-side stainless sinks, and high-end appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and four-burner Thermador range top on the island. Off the kitchen is the dining room, which has a vaulted ceiling, two-walls of nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors to one of the decks. The family and dining rooms have great river views.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
ADDRESS: 23 Riverbank Road, Weston
FEATURES: direct waterfront on the Saugatuck River, water views, walk to water, 2.2-acre level and sloping property, located on a private road, Westport beach rights, balconies, multiple outdoor deck, exterior lighting, patio, dry bar, three fireplaces, pre-wired for cable, attached under house two-car garage, full partially finished walk-out basement, zoned central air conditioning and heating system, private well, 2.5 miles to Aspetuck Country Club, only five minutes from the Merritt Parkway, seven minutes to Weston Town Center, six bedrooms, six full baths
SCHOOLS: Hurlbutt Elementary, Weston Middle, Weston High
MILL RATE: 28.56 mills
There are three bedrooms on the main living level and three more bedrooms, including the master suite, on the second floor. All the bedrooms are en suite. As with the openness of the main living level, which invites flexibility of the room usage, one of the bedrooms is currently used as a game room. One bedroom has built-in shelving and a built-in desk area, which means it could be an office. The bath of this bedroom has a combination tub/shower. One of the other bedrooms has a shower stall. Four of the bedrooms have a walk-in closet.
The floating wood staircase leads to the second floor, where the open landing creates a loft space that looks down into the living room. The master suite features a deep tray ceiling, cove lighting, ceiling fan, floor-to-ceiling windows, a sitting area, walk-in closet, and sliding doors to a private balcony. One wall, where the head of the bed would be positioned, comprises decorative patterned fabric and built-in floating, bed-side nightstands. The spacious marble master bath features a domed skylight, jetted tub, double vanity, and large shower with a built-in bench.
A large second floor den has wall-to-wall carpeting, a wet bar with a beverage refrigerator and Uba Tuba granite counter, a sitting area, plenty of room for gym equipment, and a door to a deck.
For more information or to make an appointment to see the house contact Jo Ann Miller of The Riverside Realty Group and Cheryl Scott-Daniels of CSD Select Homes; Miller at 203-216-1032 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Scott-Daniels at 203-200-0065 or email@example.com.