Gold Coast Royalty
What would you pay for a four-bedroom, one fireplace, 4,907-square-foot cottage built over 100 years ago? How about $25 million? You might if it was sitting on over seven acres of direct waterfront on ground sacrosanct to Westport—almost. It’s the remaining parcel of the original Bedford Estate, which covered hundreds of glorious acres along Beachside Avenue and has been in the same family, until now. It is the largest, single waterfront parcel on the stretch of road in the pristine Greens Farms neighborhood. If it helps, it comes with guest house, potting shed, greenhouse and pool.
The Good Life
Realtor and lifestyle expert Mar Jennings is donating part of his commission of Sunset Haven, a custom-built, luxury estate with uninterrupted views of a country club, a harbor and L.I. Sound. Listed at $5,950,000, the $50,000 donation goes to the buyer’s Connecticut charity or chapter of choice. He says, “It’s the right thing to do!” For its broker’s open house, he hosted a book signing with Olympian and famous commentator Dick Button.
Want the country feel without the pickup truck? Wilton. One gem is the Enoch Gilbert House, c. 1825. Located on leafy Nod Hill Road and adjacent to historic Weir Farm, it boasts a pond and a handsome barn. The three-bedroom home has fireplaces in the living room, dining room and study and hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has new cabinets and countertop and high-end appliances, so it’s quaint, but not use-a-butterchurn quaint.
Antique For Today
You love historic yet contemporary, hidden yet accessible. Consider 66 Cedar Road, Wilton. Built in 1774, the home is nearly 3,680 square feet on more than two acres of peace and quiet, from its gated entrance to its stone terrace in back. The home was recently renovated with an eye to retaining the historic appeal. Modern amenities include the state-of-the-art kitchen with vaulted ceiling and professional appliances.