On the Market: Westport home offers quiet beach living

WESTPORT — The home at 42 Fairfield Ave. combines the fun of beach living with the quiet and convenience not usually found so close to the sand, said listing agent Linda Skolnick, of Coldwell Banker Realty.

“I love that this house is only a few homes in from Compo Beach, where you can bring your coffee mug in the morning and enjoy breakfast on the beach wall in your robe if you like,” Skolnick said. “There are so many conveniences that one does not typically enjoy with a beach house.”

Originally built in 1954 on what is now a triple-sized beach lot, the home is set at the end of a cul-de-sac on a private section of road that allows on-street parking for guests. The home also offers two options for a primary bedroom, making one-floor living possible, Skolnick said.

The seven-room colonial has more than 2,550 square feet of living space set in a thoughtful open floor plan. Both the kitchen and the home’s bathrooms have been remodeled to reflect current tastes.

A large second-floor bedroom includes a walk-in closet and white marble bath and there is also a first-floor bedroom suite with a full bath. The second could easily morph into an office or playroom.

The home boasts sleek hardwood floors throughout, as well as a two-car garage, also a rarity along the beach. It also comes with an outdoor shower and generator.

This house is on the market for nearly $2 million.


STYLE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 42 Fairfield Avenue, Westport

PRICE: $1,999,000


FEATURES: Walking distance to the beach, private road, master bedroom suite options, newer kitchen and baths, on-street parking, larger-than-usual lot for beach neighborhood, central air, two-car garage

SCHOOLS: Greens Farms, Bedford, Staples

ASSESSMENT: $1,446,200

MILL RATE: 16.71

TAXES: $24,166

For details contact Linda Skolnick, Coldwell Banker, at 203-246-0088 or Linda@GoAskLinda.com.