Welcome to the coastal Connecticut town of Westport, home to the traditional shingle house. This chic, exquisitely 2016-built custom home designed by Lucien Vita takes the architectural vernacular of its inspiring seaside surrounds seriously. Boasting some of the best water views in Westport, the sprawling, 11,411 square-foot feng shui residence was oriented to take maximum advantage of the panoramas from every floor and almost every room, infusing the entire home with a sense of tranquility and positive energy.
No expense was spared and no details were missed. High-volume 10-foot ceilings grace every floor. Lacquered cabinetry, extensive millwork and unique tiling root many of the spaces in timeless authenticity. Meanwhile, an open and casual layout made for today’s lifestyle gives the home lasting livability.
A striking entry foyer provides one’s first introduction to the home with a circular two-story staircase. The chef’s kitchen boasts a substantial Calcutta 8’x8′ marble island with a prep sink and cutout for the ultimate cooking experience as top-of-the-line SubZero and Wolf appliances with refrigerated drawers and an 8-burner cooktop facilitate meal prep, whether you’re cooking for two or ten. An expansive built-in banquette seats 12. The open living room and dining room, defined by elegant pillars and coffered ceilings, provide elegant spaces for sophisticated entertaining. A media room with a projector, custom furniture and blackout shades offers yet another space to relax among family or friends. Following the flow of the floorplan, a glass breezeway is bordered by two mudrooms with cubbies, shelves and closets while a bonus room set over the 3-car heated garage with a full bath and built-in refrigerator gives the future homeowner additional flexibility. In the mezzanine, the primary bedroom suite and three other ensuite bedrooms all offer water views. The primary suite serves as a private haven with a balcony, cozy window seat and spa-like bath that rivals the finest hotels. On the top floor, a circular “zen” room stuns with vaulted ceilings. Two large private offices on the third floor boast the best views in the house, and both have half baths and a balcony. An impressive lower level contains a gym, mirrored dance studio, playroom, bedroom and full bath.
Beyond the beautiful design, you can live a walk to the beach or simply enjoy the view from your outdoor space, complete with a Gunite saltwater pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, cabana bath/shower and fireplace. This home calls you to slow down, relax and watch the sunsets in true Westport fashion.
View the complete listing by Debra Shaugnessy of Coldwell Banker Realty, Westport.
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