Nestled on the sandy shores of Connecticut’s Gold Coast lies a private beachfront neighborhood comprised of 150 acres of distinct character, history and gorgeous homes. Known as Wilson Point, this highly sought-after, waterfront gated community contains approximately 80 houses ranging from preserved 1700s structures to recently constructed, larger properties. Despite these differences, what each residence shares is the exclusivity and privacy that the community provides, including unparalleled waterfront access, activities and offerings associated with one of Fairfield County’s best kept secrets.
Stepping onto The Point is like stepping into a whole new realm—seemingly removed from it all, yet in reality just a short distance from beautiful Darien and Rowayton, as well as a train ride away from New York City. “Every day is like a vacation day at Wilson Point,” says Darien agent Eileen Murphy, an expert on the area. “Residents can enjoy the quiet, laid back beach life the community affords, while also benefitting from the nearby restaurants and shopping.” As if that’s not enough, the association also offers a private beach club with a clubhouse and tennis courts, as well as a sandy crescent beach complete with a swim dock, kayak rack and playground along the Long Island Sound. Wilson Point is home to the Norwalk Yacht Club, which Murphy describes as a great facility for sailing programs and nautical activities of all kinds.
When it comes to living opportunities here on The Point, all current and future residents are spoiled for choice. From mid-century modern homes to Nantucket shingle-style residences, Tudors and stone Georgian mansions, a wide variety of stunning, high-end architectural properties line the streets. 10 Woodland Road, listed with Murphy, is one of these incredible structures, boasting a shingle-style exterior that is classically designed to capture traditional charm and luxurious beachfront living with gorgeous views and its own private beach. Not far away, a magnificent Tudor home located at 17 Shagbark Road features many updates and renovations while staying true to its historic integrity, as is the case with many residences on the peninsula. “The splendid history of this home is evident throughout,” says Darien agent Bruce Baker, who also frequently represents properties in Wilson Point. “Hand hewn floors, rooms of wonderful proportion and purpose, as well as tasteful detail and craft grace its interior with the distinct elegance of the 1920s.”
Another classic, antique home resides at 16 Point Road, this one constructed in 1928 and elegantly restored with the latest features and luxurious amenities. The French Normandy home, which is again represented by Murphy, contains a seamless flow with merged indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect for entertaining and taking in the surrounding water views. Lastly, Murphy’s waterfront Georgian Colonial at 12 Valley Road proves that dream homes really do come true when searching for residences in this pristine coastal community. From its nearly 3 acres of sweeping grounds and panoramic views to its grand rooms, wine cellar, infinity pool, private dock and so much more, this property is anything but ordinary.
For those who are more accustomed to contemporary-style homes, 21 Hilltop Road is a lovely mid-century modern estate located on over four acres of land with ample privacy, terraces, patios, a pool and an abundance of surrounding nature. Whether serving as a weekend and summer home, or even a permanent place of residency, this property, which is represented by Darien agent Andrea Kostanecki, is sure to impress all who are lucky enough to experience its unique wonder.
“The eclectic architecture, the overall attraction—the lifestyle,” said Murphy. “This community is both breathtakingly beautiful and friendly, offering events that range from tennis tournaments, clam bakes and high tide teas to Christmas caroling and even pot luck dinners. There’s always something to make life just a little more carefree when residing on the sparkling, fine shores of Wilson Point.”