With views of the rising and setting sun, this Westbrook home is a hidden gem.
“It’s just beautiful wholesome living,” seller Kelly Simpson-Angelini said.
The road where this house is located is easily missed, said listing agent Sue Cohn Darmon with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
“The area is a hidden gem,” she said. “Most people don’t know this street exists.”
Built in 1974 by a couple from New York as their retirement home, the year-round house is at the end of the road and designed for easy living with maximum comfort and minimum care, Darmon said.
“They designed it around the water, so you feel like you’re on the water, kind of giving the illusion of being on a ship,” she said. “What I love is when I go in and open the sliders and you have the screens, you get this wonderful sea breeze and you hear the waves crashing as they hit the shore.”
Simpson-Angelini, the second owner of the property, has been there for about 16 years and is moving because her family has outgrown it.
The waterfront property has 95 feet of frontage on Long Island Sound and offers panoramic water views, including of the rising and setting sun.
Simpson-Angelini lived there year-round for a couple of years while she was getting her business off the ground. After that, it became a summer home and gathering spot for family and friends.
The family enjoys activities on the water and likes walking over sandbars at low tide to Salt Island.
“It’s really neat on sunny days to have 100 people walking out to that island at the same time,” Simpson-Angelini said. “They go crabbing, fishing, exploring, taking pictures, jump off the other side and swim around, hunt for crabs.”
The enormous two-level Ipe deck with a hot tub on the lower level and a retractable awning on the upper level is an amazing place for lunches and dinners with friends and neighbors. It’s also a great spot to watch fireworks, especially at the Fourth of July.
“There’s just fireworks everywhere across the shore,” Simpson-Angelini said.
The house is great for entertaining and every year, the family had end of the year school parties with neighbors and friends.
“We would host a day of fun filled events — jet skiing, kayaking, swimming and building sand castles,” Simpson-Angelini said.
The top floor of the three-story house is dedicated to the master suite with vaulted ceilings, a bath with a tub and shower and a balcony facing a marsh. A door from the suite leads to a landing overlooking the two-story great room, which has a cathedral ceiling, a stone fireplace and walls of sliders.
The kitchen and baths have been updated with baby blue glass designed for the house and imported from Italy, giving the house an upscale European flare.
“It does remind me of what you see in multimillion dollar homes in Europe,” said Darmon, who has sold houses in Europe.
Flowing into the dining room, the chef’s kitchen with panoramic views is open and great for entertaining. It has Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and beautiful granite.
The main level also features two bedrooms and a full bathroom and the street level has a family room with a fireplace and a full bath.
The bright, window-filled house is drenched with natural light and has a beachy but elegant feel, Darmon said.
“You kind of feel like you’re on the water,” she said. “You just want to sit there and relax and the views are spectacular they’re panoramic.”
Listing agent: Sue Cohn Darmon, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 860-707-6879, sdarmon@