A Historic Southport, CT Home Near the Beach Asks $5.6M
With the country’s hot real estate market nearly a year old, the spring season is, essentially, a continuation of the same theme—housing inventory is at an all-time low, sellers are getting their asking prices (or more), and everything is selling. Plus, as a sign of old things to come, Realtors are starting to offer in-person open houses again, along with virtual tours, which they say are here to stay.
If you’re looking to buy in Connecticut, the desirable village of Southport with its first-class yacht and golf clubs, is tucked between Westport and Fairfield (and is properly part of the latter). Pequot Avenue runs along the beach and into town, where it’s lined with jaw-droppingly gorgeous antique homes. And one of the avenue’s classic Colonials has just been listed for $5.6 million, a two-acre property with direct views to Long Island Sound and within walking distance to the beach.
The now-5,044-square-foot main house was built in 1929, on the eve of the Great Depression. No expense was spared when constructing the home, which offers a main bedroom with a private deck, and five additional bedrooms. This time of year, the gracious grounds are also a draw, featuring a swimming pool, a rose garden, a vegetable garden, an herb garden located just off the kitchen, and an exterior garden “room” sheltered by tall privet hedges.