March 12, 2020 | Gretchen Peck

Old Greenwich homes serve up views and limitless pastimes

Old Greenwich homes serve up views and limitless pastimes

At 4 Little Cove Lane, Old Greenwich, a five-bedroom colonial is situated waterfront on a 0.3-acre lot looking out to Greenwich Cove. As part of a private association, the home also enjoys amenities like a private beach and a launch for kayaking and paddle boarding. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, New England Properties, is the listing brokerage for the $3.2 million property.

The four-bedroom contemporary-styled home at 20 Meadow Marsh Lane in Old Greenwich is listed by Compass Connecticut for $2.695 million. Located in the Shorelands Association, this property has 280 feet of frontage on Shorelands Cove and a permitted dock.

With a waterfront location and a private association setting, 20 Meadow Marsh Lane is well suited to full-time living or as a weekend/summer retreat. For more images please click VIEW MORE.

There’s a shared secret among people who have lived on the coast: Once you have, it’s hard to live anywhere else. Having a home with a waterfront perspective allows for magnificent views and sunrises. There are changing tides, passing boats and wildlife to ponder, and a long list of water- or water-adjacent activities to enjoy.

Two distinctive waterfront homes — currently listed for sale — are perfect examples of how a coastal home enables an active, engaging lifestyle.

The first property is 4 Little Cove Lane in Old Greenwich, a home that encapsulates some of Old Greenwich’s best attributes — incredible views, direct access to the water, a neighborhood and community vibe.

Dena Zarra, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Greenwich brokerage, is the listing agent for the $3.2 million waterfront property: A five-bedroom, 3,224-square-foot updated colonial on a 0.3-acre lot, right on Greenwich Cove.

“This home has unparalleled water views, where one can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets,” Zarra said. “The expansive views of Greenwich Cove, Long Island Sound and Manhattan can be seen from almost every room. The private Little Beach Association has a kayak launch, as well as a small beach.”

“The home is set on the parcel for the homeowner to enjoy the endless waterfront views,” the listing agent noted. “The builder — Wheelhouse Properties — wants to ensure that this home truly has serene waterfront living at its best.”

An expansive deck sits off the rear of the house, accessed through a span of French doors incorporated into the open-plan kitchen and family room. It offers a vantage point to enjoy the fascinating, ever-changing view.

“There are several balconies off the back, with Nano doors to give you the feeling of bringing the outdoors inside,” Zarra said “Sunlight streams into the living spaces, with captivating views. This home has been designed to have a unique and masterfully executed blend of custom sophistication and elegance, with architectural details for an amazing Long Island Sound waterfront lifestyle.”

Comfortable on the Cove

Located in the private Shorelands Association, 20 Meadow Marsh Lane — a four-bedroom contemporary-inspired home situated on Shorelands Cove — has 280 feet of water frontage and a permitted dock. Broker Robin Kencel of Compass Connecticut is representing the seller of the $2.695 million property.

“I call this property a ‘boomerang waterfront,’ as the land juts out into the cove, so you have water on two sides,” Kencel explained. “It is set in the Shorelands Association, down a short lane, so it is very private and peaceful. Besides having your own private dock, the owners also have access to Shoreland Association’s beach and dock. It is a very unique spot on the water.”

Given the nature and setting of the home, Kencel points out that it is equally suited to full-time residency or as a weekend or summer retreat. The house has 3,650 square feet of living space, with lightly finished hardwood flooring and lots of glass — oversized windows, French doors and skylights — to take full advantage of the remarkable location.

“Daily life is very outdoor and nature oriented,” Kencel suggested. “Kayaking, bird watching, or just enjoying the serenity of the water is very much a part of everyday life.”

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