HOT PROPERTY Unparalleled views at waterfront colonial in Saugatuck Shores

September 17, 2018

The ultimate waterfront lifestyle is at hand in this exquisite colonial sited on prestigious Surf Road in Saugatuck Shores. The gated compound is tucked on .65 acres with 103 feet of protected water frontage on the Bermuda Lagoon in the exclusive Bermuda Surf Association. This idyllic home affords unparalleled views and the added benefit of a deep-water dock creating a true paradise for any mariner.

“This property is the perfect ‘home port,’ being both a yachtman’s paradise and an entertainer’s delight,” listing agent Laura Sydney said. “The boating amenities are exceptional with a 40-foot floating cement dock with Brazilian hardwood pilings, water and electrical service to accommodate a 70-foot yacht or two smaller vessels. There is also a private boat ramp, putting green and approved pool site.”

Casual elegance abounds throughout the home’s 7,243 square feet, where walls of windows provide unobstructed panoramic water views. The open floor plan affords a seamless flow among a finely appointed dining room overlooking the water, a music room and a living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace that cater to gracious entertaining and comfortable living.

An expansive great room affords even more entertaining options among a fireplace, two walls of built-ins including a wet bar and a wall of windows taking in the mesmerizing views of water. This fabulous space opens to a stunning custom kitchen boasting an enormous granite island, brick fireplace and endless water views.

French doors open to an expansive patio with a retractable electric awning and enclosure. The patio overlooks the scenic surroundings, graced with stone walls, mature landscaping and even a putting green.

“The open floor plan and house’s inclusive feeling allowed us to host many large parties and wonderful holiday celebrations here,” says the homeowner. “We even held a surprise 50th birthday celebration on the patio.”

The home’s entire outdoor experience is very welcoming and the owners reveled in the amazing sunsets and endless recreational activities.

“My sons and their friends would swim back and forth in the lagoon and teen parties were frequent,” the homeowner explained. “They also had boats, sailboards and a paddle boat. By the age of ten our granddaughter was already accomplished at kayaking.”

It is the type of atmosphere that is conducive to making memories.

“Sitting on the patio around the fire pit was magical. The children loved making s’mores and catching fireflies,” the owner reminisces. “My husband was also very fond of the ducks that would visit and would feed them regularly.”

On the upper level, the spectacular crow’s nest study is resplendent with extensive built-ins and Palladian window that takes in the captivating seascape. This space also features a kitchenette and full bath, making it ideal as a possible bedroom or guest suite.

The master suite affords a private escape among a cathedral ceiling, a fireplace and a wonderful private sunroom with vaulted ceiling overlooking the water. A dressing room, two walk-in closets and luxurious marble bath with whirlpool and steam shower create a true sanctuary.

Additional conveniences include an irrigation system, security and audio systems, whole house generator, central vacuum, heated three-car garage, elevator option and outdoor shower.

“This property is clearly about the waterfront lifestyle that Saugatuck Shores affords and it is conveniently located near the trendy Saugatuck shops, restaurants and train to the city, not to mention close to all of the great Westport amenities,” Sydney said.

Listing agent: Laura Sydney, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, (203) 610-3949

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