William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Waterfront Home of Bruce Kirby, Designer of the Laser Sailboat


Rowayton, Conn. (July 19, 2016) — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced that the firm has listed the waterfront estate of sailboat designer Bruce Kirby, most known for his creation of the Laser Class sailboat. The Rowayton, Conn. residence, which overlooks Five Mile River and touches Long Island Sound, is represented by Darien agent Andrea Kostanecki, and offered at $2,950,000.

Bruce Kirby’s work history is as varied as his boat designs. He began his career as a Canadian newspaperman and eventually became editor of Yacht Racing. In addition, Kirby participated in three Olympic Games for Canada, winning two World Championships and three North American Championships. He also holds an impressive number of wins in a slew of offshore races, and is a member of several Halls of Fame. Kirby currently focuses on his impressive and innovative design career, which includes the successful boat building company, Bruce Kirby Marine. His award-winning designs range in size from small dinghies to 12-meter yachts, with his most successful project being the Laser, one of the world’s most popular one-design, small sailing dinghies.

213 Rowayton Avenue peers down over Five Mile River, a narrow inlet bordering the village of Rowayton, and flowing into Long Island Sound. The five-bedroom, two and a half-bath, waterfront home is sunlit all year round, offering sunset views and an abundance of surrounding coastal wildlife. The residence rests high above the water, yet still boasts 238 feet of direct beachfront access, as well as a deep water dock with channel dredging rights, which is extremely rare in this area. Located near local parks, tennis courts, golf courses and other community offerings, this property offers a retreat-like atmosphere, with an emphasis on all things waterfront.

“This home presents the ultimate waterfront lifestyle,” said Kostanecki. “Its features and amenities are simply magnificent, with superb panoramic views to match. I am honored to be representing such a wonderful opportunity on Connecticut’s beautiful Gold Coast.”

For more information on the property, located at 213 Rowayton Avenue, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Andrea Kostanecki

Real Estate Agent



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