There’s something timeless about a good, old-fashioned Colonial-style home. Whether built years ago, renovated, or a new construction, this classic structure never goes out of style. Here are two beautiful Fairfield County residences that epitomize the ageless appeal of Colonial living.
Resting in the Oysterman’s Row Historic District of Rowayton, CT since 1872, 6 Logan Place is one of the lovingly kept remaining homes in this coastal neighborhood in town. Originally constructed by Navy Officer William Cushman, the home is now protected under the Rowayton Historical Society and on the National Register of Historic Places. The Colonial residence, which is currently listed with Darien agent Christine Straden, and offered at $2,950,000, certainly stays true to its 19th century roots, boasting several preserved coastal qualities and antique features that embody this beloved coastal community, where oystermen, boat builders, oyster houses, crews and captains once lived.
Although completely renovated and expanded in 2011, the home features work that is respectful of its origins, making sure to pay close attention to detail and maintain a vintage feel throughout. From beautiful wide plank walnut floors to custom chestnut pocket doors with glass panels, the home is bound to bring all who enter back in time. Custom millwork and fine, hand-selected materials complete this timeless atmosphere.
Continuing on inside the house, original ceiling beams grace the living room, which boasts a gorgeous wood paneled, two-sided fireplace that opens through to the family dining room and gourmet kitchen with exquisitely handcrafted cabinetry, high quality appliances and more. Further impeccable features are displayed in the six bedroom home’s master suite, which presents residents with a fireplace, French doors, a luxurious bath, his and her walk-in closets, a dressing room and sitting room with French doors opening to a private terrace. Other home highlights include a guest bedroom suite, two offices, a first floor family room with fireplace, a study, mudroom, and fully finished third floor with an open playroom, as well as two more bedrooms and an extra bathroom.
“The reconstruction of this incredibly beautiful home has retained the charm and character of its original vintage quality and also provided all the luxurious amenities that today’s buyers desire. It’s truly a modern day masterpiece and a rare find,” said Straden. “Steps to the village, restaurants, shops and beaches, the residence provides an extraordinary backdrop for living and entertaining, and is one of Rowayton’s most exceptional residential offerings.”
Beautifully framed by secluded outdoor spaces including balconies, porches as well as a private garden with stone patio, this residence epitomizes the alluring foundation and lifestyle of a Colonial home.
Situated in the stunning Greens Farm area of Westport, CT, 30a Prospect Road is yet another timeless Colonial with an unchanging classic style. The residence, which was built and designed by noted Fairfield County architect Peter Cadoux in 1993, is represented by Westport agent Cyd Hamer, and offered at $1,995,000.
Enjoying a private setting on its one acre of land off Prospect Road, the extraordinary property includes numerous outdoor amenities such as a heated pool and spa, patio, porch and terrace. Inside the five-bedroom, five and a half-bath home, recent updates that successfully blend with its original timeless ambiance are evident on all four finished levels of the residence’s gracious living space. A stately center hall greets visitors, and leads to an expansive dining room, which steps down to a living room with arched doorways. Anyone who loves to cook will adore the neighboring brand new kitchen, which displays sleek finishes and the latest quality appliances. Additional updates can be found in two of the residence’s full baths, which are present on both the completed lower level and third floor. Other interior features include a turreted sitting room in the master suite, over nine-foot ceilings, a mudroom, sunroom and a full house generator.
“This stunning home features four finished levels of fine living and ageless style,” said Hamer. “Its ideal location in town provides easy access to the train for commuting, and is just a short distance from golf, tennis, the beach and more. This, along with its superior construction, truly provide this residence with an unbeatable quality and overall stellar living atmosphere.”