A Magnificent Waterfront Mansion in Westport, CT Seeks $14M

This dressed-to-impress home seems purpose-built for dinner parties, equipped with a formal dining hall with room to seat 24 people. Located just off Beachside Avenue, the glitteriest of Gold Coast addresses in Westport, the 13,397-square-foot, Nantucket-style spread was designed by J.P. Franzen Associates in 2014. To keep friends and family entertained all winter, the lower level, serviced by an elevator, offers a recreation room, a home gym and a guest bedroom and bathroom.

When the weather warms, the fun moves outside—up on a nearly 1,000-square-foot roof deck (perfect for watching fireworks) and out onto a balcony that spans the entire back side of the house, with double, curving staircases stepping down onto a bluestone terrace, with a resort-sized pool and spa, an open-air pool house with a 65-inch television monitor, and a par-three golf hole with a professional sand trap. The seven-acre property is listed for $14 million with Leslie Smith Clarke of William Raveis Real Estate