Make Room for Compounds

A compound property can be defined by the presence of multiple houses sharing a single parcel of land. Oftentimes, there can be more to a compound, though, than the mere existence of several homes. These properties, which are frequently associated with luxury and elaborate lifestyles, can interestingly be defined by many factors beyond shared acreage.  Some compounds, for example, allow property owners to live and work from the same location by constructing converted office spaces, while others permit efficient, more eco-friendly ways to use land, additional privacy with adjacent buildings strategically serving as buffers to the property’s main house, the creation of retreat-like escapes right at home and more.

In any case, there is no denying that compound properties create a unique place to call home. Whether the property contains a guesthouse or lodge, an extravagant pool house, an ideal hobby space, or simply provides the perfect setting for the construction of additional residential buildings, the possibilities are endless. Here are two beautiful listings that bring the benefits and beauties of compound properties to life.

157 Easton Road—Westport, CT

A Mediterranean-style, riverfront residence located on 2.75 acres of land along the Aspetuck River in Westport, Conn., has the ability to make any avid fisherman’s day. This compound home, often referred to as “River Run,” is a rare architectural residence surrounded by the beautiful banks of the Aspetuck River. Constructed in 1955, the 11,000 square-foot main house has been meticulously maintained throughout the years, boasting many original architectural details while still offering a modern, luxurious lifestyle.  The extensive compound also includes a number of appealing amenities and features such as a tennis court, an indoor pool with lounge, two private bridges, two waterfalls and more.  Residents and visitors alike can especially enjoy the natural surroundings offered while residing in the property’s direct riverfront lodge—a perfect country escape right on the residence’s grounds. In addition to this unique feature, a 12-car garage presents the property with further lifestyle opportunities, especially for any avid car collector.

75 Turner Hill Road—New Canaan, CT

Although not yet a complete compound property, 75 Turner Hill Road offers the ideal chance to own a Connecticut country compound.  The renovated and expanded cape home, which is situated on 9.44 acres of sprawling land in New Canaan, was originally built in the 1920s, and still boasts many classic colonial architectural elements.  Being such an exceptional home, the property already features various lifestyle amenities, some of which include a stunning pool, pool house, carriage house and garages for 5 cars.   Adjacent to these offerings, the property boasts two approved subdivided lots that are just waiting to be transformed. Perhaps the construction of a guesthouse, office space, an art gallery or even a yoga studio is possible.  There is always great potential when it comes to completing the perfect compound property oasis.

For more information on 157 Easton Road, please contact Westport agent Todd Gibbons by phone at 203.858.8525, or by email at Tgibbons@williampitt.com.  If you’re interested in 75 Turner Hill Road, please call New Canaan agent Becky Walsh at 203.858.5909, or email her at Bwalsh@williampitt.com

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