Westport, Conn. | $2.899 Million
A 2007 house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.5-acre waterfront lot
This house was conceived to take advantage of the property’s more than 100-foot frontage along Sherwood Mill Pond, with water views from almost every room; the architect, Roger Bartels, was recognized by the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Connecticut for his design. The house is a few miles from Sherwood Beach, a public beach at Sherwood Island State Park, where there are designated places to fish and swim.
Westport is about an hour and 10 minutes from New York City by commuter rail, and just under two hours by car. It is a half-hour drive from Stamford, Conn., and about 45 minutes from New Haven, depending on traffic.
Size: 3,236 square feet
Price per square foot: $896
Indoors: A front door with iron strapping opens into a foyer with hardwood floors and a view of the water, through glass doors that open to a terrace. A half bathroom is just off this space.
The hardwood floors continue into a living room to the left of the foyer, anchored by a poured-concrete fireplace with built-in benches on either side; another built-in in a corner of the room holds bookshelves and a bar. Opposite the fireplace is a wall of windows facing Sherwood Mill Pond and, beyond, Long Island Sound. A wood-paneled semicircular study off the living room has hardwood floors and more windows.