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hot property Idyllic maritime estate located on scenic Saugatuck Harbor

October 1, 2018

Revel in the unparalleled Westport lifestyle where every day feels like vacation. The scenic Saugatuck Harbor serves as the backdrop for this sensational, gated waterfront estate affording 270 feet of frontage and located just one mile from the train and Interstate 95 for convenient commuting.

This dazzling home takes full advantage of the sweeping water vistas with well-planned interior and exterior spaces that encourage a smooth indoor-outdoor flow.

“This home has so many special features including a maritime waterfront setting,” listing agent Michelle Genovesi said. “There are custom details throughout including a stainless steel kosher kitchen and an incredible master suite featuring a spa bath and sauna. It is truly a staycation!”

A dramatic two-story entry hall topped by a clerestory cupola introduces this impeccably redesigned home lined with Brazilian teak floors, ship-inspired detailing, high ceilings and custom finishes.

Gracefully arched front doors provide a direct site line right out to the harbor. On the opposite side, glass doors access the back yard overlooking the salty waters and the reeds and billowing grasses that provide a haven for a variety of birds, fish and wildlife, including great blue heron, egrets and nesting swans.

A gas fireplace anchors the expansive, sun-drenched living room outfitted with custom bookcases, recessed wood paneled walls and a fabulous wall of windows framing the extraordinary view. A French door opens to the patio and side yard, where one can spend hours watching the boats come and go in the lively marina.

The dining room affords a refined environment for friends and family to gather, showcased by custom grass cloth covered walls and a coffered ceiling.

One of the home’s most striking features is the chef’s kitchen, which is designed to echo the look of a ship’s interior and is graced with a striking mahogany barrel ceiling.

“You feel like you are on the Food Network in this dream kitchen,” Genovesi said.

The state-of-the art kitchen offers commercial-grade Gaggenau appliances, rich mahogany cabinetry, a wet bar and a breakfast bar.

A light-filled, hexagonal breakfast room offers a quiet respite and is open to an inviting lounge area with access to the backyard terrace overlooking the sound and yacht club.

Relish the sun and sea breezes from the private deck, a wonderful space to enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails while watching the sun set on another day in paradise.

A private home office sits adjacent to a custom walk-in bar with refrigerator drawers and granite countertops. A well-equipped mudroom with full bath, in addition to a powder room with pebble-lined floor, completes the main level.

Breathtaking vistas of Long Island Sound await on the second-floor landing. Restore your sense of wellbeing in the secluded sanctuary of the multi-room master suite. A soaring vaulted ceiling and French doors to an impressive deck define the enticing sleeping quarters.

Walk-in closets line the entry hall, while the luxurious marble-clad spa bath is highlighted by a walk-in shower and sauna designed with porthole-inspired windows. The bathroom also boasts a soaking tub, two vanities and water closet with bidet.

The master suite extends into a home gym, which is also well suited as a sitting room, with a hexagonal alcove affording panoramic views and access to the widow’s walk and deck.

“Owners have their very own front row rooftop seat to the extravagant Fourth of July fireworks displays in Westport and Norwalk,” Genovesi said.

A half-flight of stairs leads to a large playroom or second family room with a fireplace and an en-suite bedroom. Three well-scaled en-suite bedrooms, two of which share a balcony, complete the top floor.

Listing agent: Michelle and Company, William Raveis Real Estate, (203) 454-7653, michelle@michelleand

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