With spectacular water views and unobstructed vistas of Fairfield Beach and Penfield Lighthouse, three levels of glorious living await in this exquisite home boasting masterful craftsmanship, meticulous attention to detail and high-end finishes throughout.
When the current owners purchased the home, there was much work to be done as the builder had to sell prior to completing the interior. Their passion project took over 12 months to complete, as they transformed this blank canvas into their dream home.
“What they found was an expansive first floor footprint unlike any other house in the beach area with amazing water views from almost every bedroom,” says listing agent Julie Vanderblue. “Every detail was carefully considered to accentuate a feeling of casual luxury in a sophisticated design style that balanced traditional, warm elements with modern amenities and a functional approach to family living.”
Located steps to the beach yet on a very quiet street, owners will enjoy the beach life — paddle-boarding, boating, sunrise yoga at the pavilion and sunsets over the Sound.
Throughout the home, distinctive doors add function and unique architectural design elements in places that are usually unnoticed. Antique pocket doors open to combine or separate the dramatic foyer with the formal living room, which flows seamlessly into the dining room through custom barn-style wood and glass doors. A SubZero wine refrigerator and beverage drawers offers ease of entertaining in the formal dining room which opens to both the chef’s kitchen and family room.
The kitchen leaves nothing to be desired among all new professional-grade SubZero and Wolf appliances, a two-tiered island with bluestone counters, stone floors and a walk-in pantry. An antique NYC brownstone Dutch door leads to the foyer.
A relaxing space in which to unwind, the family room features a striking stone fireplace, beautiful coffered ceiling and French doors to the expansive patio and yard. “It’s the perfect setting to entertain or enjoy an evening under the stars,” says Vanderblue. “You can view the Fourth of July fireworks right from the back yard and the outdoor shower makes it easy to wash off the sand after a day at the beach.”
A stunning cupola provides a dramatic accent to the generously sized bonus room which is also ideal as a media room, playroom, gym or office.
The second floor has six bedrooms, including two that share a Jack-and-Jill bath, an in-law or nanny suite with en-suite bath and a separate wing with three bedrooms. “There are plenty of options for family, guests, au-pair, in-laws or a blended family, and nearly every room has an amazing view of the water,” Vanderblue adds.
The third level is comprised of the tranquil master bedroom suite, where expansive windows and two private balconies take in the glorious panoramic seascape. Indulge among multiple closets including a walk-in with its own island, along with a spa-like en-suite marble bath, complete with every luxury imaginable. An adjacent space with kitchenette can suffice as a dressing area, office or nursery. Step out onto either balcony and bask among the fresh sea breezes and salty air.
“This was the owner’s private sanctuary,” Vanderblue explains. “Enjoying coffee on the balcony while watching the sun rise or soaking in the master bathroom jetted tub as the boats sail by.”
Additional amenities also include a sun-drenched office with bay windows, built-ins and a gas fireplace, and mudroom with bench seating, cubbies, travertine flooring, wainscoting and sliding glass door.
Listing agent: Julie Vanderblue, Vanderblue Team, The Higgins Group, (203) 257-6994, julie@