February 2, 2018

Preservation Personals: Connecticut Georgian Seeks Beach-Loving Owner

  • By: Nicholas Som

You’ll find an abundance of lovely beach houses lining the shores of the Compo Beach area in Westport, Connecticut. But of all of them, only I can claim to be the oldest still standing.

Constructed all the way back in 1795 as a captain’s house, I’ve undergone several renovations over the years to ensure that I still meet the needs of modern owners. With four bathrooms, five bedrooms, and three floors of large, symmetrical rooms, I have the space to fit almost any family comfortably. Check out my exposed beams, which add a touch of rustic charm to my high ceilings, and the five fireplaces that decorate many of my shared spaces.

But you wouldn’t be purchasing me to spend all your time indoors. Just a few steps from my front door is Old Mill Beach, where you can swim, kayak, and sunbathe to your heart’s content in the warm summer months. You’ll also be in close proximity to Westport’s many entrancing outdoor spaces, such as Aspetuck Land Preserve, Saugatuck River, and Trout Brook Valley Preserve.

Of course, you don’t have to leave the property to enjoy the great outdoors. My private yard comes with a granite patio and perennial gardens. And with New York City less than an hour’s train ride away, you can easily satisfy your cravings for the concrete jungle with a quick weekend trip.

Only two families have owned me in the last 75 years, which goes to show how easily people feel at home within my walls—come on by and see for yourself! Learn more about me here.
The exterior of a Connecticut Georgian.

photo by: E. Vandorsten

Westport, Connecticut 06880.

The open kitchen of a Connecticut Georgian.

photo by: E. Vandorsten

My open-concept kitchen's wooden floors and cabinetry are a rustic touch.

The living room of a Connecticut Georgian.

photo by: E. Vandorsten

You'll find one of my five fireplaces in my spacious living room.

Nicholas Som is an editorial assistant at Preservation magazine. He enjoys museums of all kinds, Philadelphia sports, and tracking down great restaurants.


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