With a prime location close to the waterfront, 5 Fairview Ave. in Westport is a dreamlike escape as either a summer residence or a year-round home for those who enjoy cooling off in the surf, poolside, or with a quick shower out in the sunshine.
Located on 2.74 acres, the property consists of a four-bedroom, 2.5-bath main house and a guest house that also serves as the pool house. Step inside the multi-level mid-century modern contemporary, which measures approximately 3,000 square feet, and you’ll find a beautiful entryway that allows you to gaze out to the rolling backyard. Originally built in 1958, the home, which is listed at $3,200,000, has classic mid-century features that have been updated to embrace modern amenities. The white kitchen has quartz features, high-end appliances, and views of the Westport River in the distance. The warm and comfortable living room, which also has distant water views, has a beautiful Westport stone fireplace and beamed ceiling.
A few steps up the open stairway, which is in front of a two-story wall of casement windows, is the primary bedroom suite. It has a walk-in closet and original mid-century vanities that were discovered in an antique store. Continue up several more stairs, and you’ll find a fun loft space that’s great for a kids play area or a reading nook under a skylight. There are two additional bedrooms on that top level, as well as a bonus room reached by going down three steps. It has a wood-burning fireplace and is currently used as an office.
Outside the main house is a bluestone patio and lush landscaping. The 1,460-square-foot guest house is ideal for summer. It features a living room with a brick wood-burning fireplace under a granite mantel. The contemporary kitchen has horizontal windows behind the sink, allowing you to look out over the landscape. The guest house has a new full bath and a first-floor bedroom, as well as two additional rooms upstairs. It offers its own laundry room, as well as an additional kitchenette that services the new heated, saltwater swimming pool. The property also has two outdoor showers.
The property also has a tennis court, which was recently resurfaced. There is also a new garage, which has one-and-a-half bays. Both the main and guest homes have their own whole-house generators.