A Circa-1740 Home in Westport Blending Old and New Seeks $5.25M

The Exterior of a Westport Colonial HomeThis circa-1740 Westport Colonial named Driftway is a perfect blend of old and new, and fresh on the market. Nowhere is that balancing act performed better than in the kitchen, part of a new addition to the otherwise antique home. It features wide, distressed floorboards and exposed beams, along with an antique fieldstone wall. But between floor and ceiling, the appliances and fixtures are the most stylish and high-quality that today’s dollars can buy.

The quartzite-topped island has a concrete farmhouse sink and a modern base crafted from walnut. There’s also an oversized Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf range—along with an easy flow to a breakfast room, as well as a handsome family room with a stone fireplace and five sets of double French doors. While you could pretty much spend your waking hours among those rooms, you’ll want to check out the six bedrooms, including a first-floor master suite with 10-foot ceilings, a Kohler soaking tub and a dressing room. And on the 7.34-acre grounds: A pool, a landscaped terrace, a circa-1811 English hay barn and a carriage house, now a guest house.

It is listed for $5.25 million with Leslie Clarke of Leslie Clarke Homes, affiliated with William Raveis.