The official address of a Cape-style Colonial house in the Southport section of town is 1003 Pequot Ave., but the house is actually on the private Gunston Road. Regardless of its address, this house is a winner for those who seek the quietude of life on a cul-de-sac, life near Southport Harbor and life in a small village.
This is an ideal house for commuters because it is within easy walking distance of the Southport railroad station, and also easily accessible by foot are the Pequot Library, the harbor, and village center.
It is a rare opportunity to purchase this house, as this is the first time it has been on the market in 25 years.
The house was built in 1965, and it has been updated to include more contemporary amenities. There is decorative mill work and molding throughout the house, some of it with graceful curves and arches in doorways and alcoves. In the kitchen there is a gently sloping curved entranceway into a hallway, whereas in the formal dining room there is a pronounced and deep paneled arch from one room to the next.
A slate path from the driveway leads to the covered front entrance with one white column. A side entrance features two columns. The front door is flanked by sidelights with decorative leaded glass and the entrance foyer has paneled Wainscoting on the lower portion of the walls and crown molding.
The house features 4,594 square feet of living space including a mahogany paneled library, first floor office or computer room, and a recently added hickory wood paneled family room. This spacious room has a coffered ceiling and French doors leading to the gardens where the terraced stone patio, stone walls and manicured lawn and hedge rows combine to resemble an English garden.
In the library there are exposed beams on the ceiling but of milled wood rather than rough-hewn. Three fireplaces are found in the house; in the living room, library and family room. In the library and living room the fireplaces have a marble surround, one different from the other. The living room also has a vaulted ceiling, two window seats and built-in bookshelves.
The kitchen features a hardwood floor, white ceramic subway tile backsplash, a Viking Professional six-burner range and Sub-Zero refrigerator hidden behind the same paneling of the cabinets. The walk-in pantry has glass-front cabinets. The breakfast room is separated from the kitchen by glass-paned French doors and it also has a pass through counter area with floating glass cabinets.
Also on the first floor is a large screened porch with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a slate floor, and the master bedroom. The marble master bath features a jetted tub and steam shower. There are three more bedrooms on the second floor.
In the mudroom features include a stone floor, bead board, crown molding and coat hooks.
For more information or to set up an appointment to see the house, contact Andrew S. Whiteley of On the Harbor at Al Filippone Associates, an affiliate of William Raveis Real Estate, at 203-258-1595 or email him at email@example.com.
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
TYPE: Cape Colonial
ADDRESS: 1003 Pequot Ave.
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 13
AMENITIES: water community, beach rights, less than a mile from historic scenic Southport Harbor, walking distance to Southport Village center, the Southport train station and Pequot Library, 1.05-acre level property, located on a cul-de-sac, first floor master bedroom, storm doors and windows, central air conditioning, open floor plan, French doors, three fireplaces, beautifully manicured lawn and perennial gardens, gourmet kitchen, sound system, terraced stone patio, covered porch, screened porch, exterior sprinkler system, security system
OTHER INFORMATION: four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, three-car attached garage, full partially finished basement, hot air gas heat, laundry room, wood shingle roof, attic storage, partially fenced property, stone walls, mudroom, septic system, public water
SCHOOLS: Mill Hill Elementary, Tomlinson Middle, Fairfield Ludlowe High
TAX RATE: 23.93 mills