On the Market: Award-winning artist’s home in Westport comes with shell fishing rights

WESTPORT — Surrounded by a nature preserve and with Sherwood Island State Park across Mill Pond, it’s no wonder 17 Meadow Lane is currently the home of award-winning marine artist Leonard Mizerek.

Built in the 1920s and completely renovated in the 1980s, the original beach cottage was expanded to a 1,513-square-foot, year-round property by the previous owner, an architect, who took advantage of light and water views from nearly every window.

“You walk up a flight of stairs into the great room and you’re immediately transported into this majestic, marine sanctuary,” said listing agent Rob Grodman, of The Riverside Realty Group. “It’s absolutely exquisite. The views are unparalleled. You have ultimate tranquility and privacy and yet you are minutes from Compo Beach and all that the area offers.”

On the market for the first time in more than 30 years, the two-bedroom home features an open plan great room with living, dining and kitchen space. A large master bedroom offers a gas fireplace and walk-in closet.

The flexible floor plan allows for a third bedroom or office.

About This House

STYLE: Contemporary

ADDRESS: 17 Meadow Lane, Westport, Conn.

PRICE: $1,199,000


FEATURES: Contemporary set amid acres of nature preserve and waterfront on cul-de-sac, two bedrooms, two full baths, waterviews, skylights, deck, security system, central air, attached garage

SCHOOLS: Greens Farms, Bedford, Staples

ASSESSMENT: $437,900

MILL RATE: 16.71

TAXES: $7,317

In 2011, the current owners oversaw a major quality remodel that included the replacement of all windows, skylights and doors to hurricane quality and a new roof and siding. The home includes a deeded right of way to Mill Pond that allows for kayaks and canoes. The owner has one acre of shell-fishing rights that will also go with the house.

This house is on the market for nearly $1.2 million.

For details contact Rob Grodman, The Riverside Realty Group, at 203-952-6117 or rob@theriversiderealtygroup.com.