45 South Beach Drive, Rowayton, CT
$ Click for current price
6 BEDROOMS | 6 (5 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 5015 SQUARE FEET
A rare find! One-of-a-kind seaside retreat with glorious water views. This beauty sits high on a corner lot, adjacent to open space with plenty of room to breathe.
Enticing renovated and expanded Bell Island Victorian beckons to explore beyond the charming picket over stone fencing, handsome mature landscape and expansive lawn. Relax in the comfort of the covered front porch or enjoy the wide open space on the wraparound deck. Delight in the unexpected – sun filled open floor-plan with walls of windows and first and second floor decks for taking in the views.
The 2013 renovation incorporates timeless, high end design choices with a laid-back open floor-plan an active lifestyle demands. In 1993 this home was transformed with a large addition/renovation raising the structure, opening up walls, doubling the square footage and so much more.
The living room is stylishly appointed with hardwood floors, full masonry fireplace elegantly crowned with a substantial mantelpiece and an open field of vision through the staircase on one side and the dining room on the other. This sun filled space includes three walls of windows and sliders with direct access to the full front porch and views beyond.
The kitchen, designed for efficiency and organization is genuinely the hub of the home with the commanding island, abundance of cabinets, counter space and work stations. And with the open site lines of the entire main floor including the deck, porch, views and access to all exterior doors – this kitchen delivers!
The family room area, also open to the kitchen is equipped with a wood burning fireplace, custom book cases, built-in cabinets and has direct access to the views and deck via French doors. The butler’s pantry with wet bar is housed just beyond the far corner of the room for ease in entertaining.
The style and function continues in the sizeable mudroom with a double coat closet, single closet, built-in open lockers, bench and access to the powder room and side entrance. A rear hallway leads to the garage, back staircase and laundry room furnished with cabinets, utility sink, laundry chute and folding counter.
Upstairs, the substantial Master bedroom suite is entered through a private sitting room with built-ins. Double French doors lead the way to the main portion of the suite with dazzling water views from all windows and access to a large deck through yet another set of French doors. The luxurious master bathroom is spa inspired with a magnificent glass enclosed shower, double sinks and an enticing, sculptural soaking tub. Double walk-in closets will keep you totally organized with built-in shelves and are both generously sized. Contributing to the efficiency of the home the master suite has direct access to the back staircase from the hallway located between the master closets. And located at the main entrance of the suite you have direct access to one of the secondary bedrooms – perfect for a nursery!
The second floor bedrooms are accessed through the front staircase – this includes, the Master bedroom suite and three additional en-suite bedrooms two of which have lovely water views and French doors leading to an additional second floor deck. The third floor staircase is accessed from the front second floor landing and leads to a bonus room with those same glorious views!
The back staircase also leads to the private guest suite with full bathroom and the Nanny apartment. The Nanny apartment is private with both interior and exterior access. The space consists of a large living area with kitchen and a staircase leading to a bedroom and full bathroom.
The oversized driveway leading to the two car garage provides additional off street parking for several cars. And at the rear of the home you have an additional paved area for off street parking as well as built-in racks for kayaks, paddleboards and a private outdoor shower area.
The picket over stone fencing wraps around a substantial portion of the sweeping lawn providing carefree outdoor enjoyment for you, your family and friends! And your furry friends will be thrilled with the room to roam. The playhouse equipped with a Dutch door will provide hours of fun and can also be used for housing beach toys, found treasures or used as a potting shed.
Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime!