By the sea in Fairfield County

Fortunately, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty counts many waterfront properties in its Nutmeg State portfolio. Like the one on Westport’s Canfield Island, an oasis on the Long Island Sound with only 13 residences.

A gated bridge leads to this private enclave and custom-built contemporary Colonial, which was built in 2001 on just over an acre of land. The home, listed at $2,750,000, offers year-round views of the sound and Canfield Creek, with direct access to a beach shared by just five homes on the island.

With panoramic water views from every room, the three-bedroom, three-bath residence boasts a fully equipped cook’s kitchen, soaring cathedral ceilings, two-story windows and a separate office or artist studio. The property also features multiple decks and patios surrounded by professionally landscaped perennial gardens.

“This one-of-a-kind property is… worlds away yet just over an hour from New York City by train,” says Molly O’Brien Watkins, a Darien agent for Sotheby’s. “Kayak on Canfield Creek to Bermuda Lagoon, swim and sun at the beach, or relax on the deck and take in the abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. From sunrise to sunset, there is something for everyone at this extraordinary residence.”

Additional amenities include a nearby golf course, yacht club, public beach, playground, park and access to shopping, public transportation and other Westport town offerings.

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Beachside Common [2] offers a home that boasts seven bedrooms, seven full baths and 7,757 square feet of space, perfect for entertaining. The Colonial, built in 2002, rests on more than two acres of waterfront land in the Greens Farms area of Westport and enjoys vast views of Sherwood Island, Connecticut’s first state park.

Greens Farms is the oldest neighborhood in Westport, dating from 1648 when the town officially gave five farmers, one of them being John Green,  permission to settle on the fertile land of the Pequot people. The settlers eventually bought the land from them, expanding the Fairfield County community.

Highlights of the home include six fireplaces, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, a spacious family room, a living room with coffered ceilings, a media room and a game room. Perhaps the most impressive room of the house is the master suite, which boasts his and her walk-in closets, a private balcony, a fireplace and a sitting area. A fully equipped gym with a bath and sauna, as well as an in-ground pool, completes the residence.

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The contemporary-style home on Grove Point Road [3] lies on direct waterfront land in Westport’s Compo Beach neighborhood, overlooking Compo Mill Cove. A cottage-style, historic area of Westport, Compo Beach is popular among families.  F. Scott Fitzgerald once owned a summer home here, gaining much inspiration for his work from its beautiful location and community.

The 1,980-square-foot-home enjoys sunrise views across the water, which are visible from the master suite. Originally built in 1950, the residence has been thoughtfully expanded and updated, now boasting a great room as well as a newer kitchen and bathrooms. Other features include wide plank oak floors, an expansive deck overlooking the water, French doors and walls of glass.

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The 1920s Tudor on Shagbark Road [4] has been called Fairfield County’s “Best Kept Secret” for a reason. It’s located in the private waterfront community of Norwalk’s Wilson Point, a peninsula of about 150 coastal acres, bordered on the east by the Long Island Sound and on the west by Wilson Cove. There are more than 80 houses in the area, ranging in age and size from an original farmhouse built in 1749 to recently constructed, larger properties. The neighborhood is also home to the Norwalk Yacht Club.

While the house has since been updated, the owners have made sure it stays true to its historic character. Especially interesting is the great room, which was once an artist studio. The room maintains various original features, including 22-foot, vaulted ceilings, wide-planked wood floors, a large fieldstone fireplace and French doors that lead out to a back stone patio. A large loft additionally overlooks this spacious room, which is rumored to have once housed an organ used to entertain the artist’s guests as they viewed his work. Other highlights include an up-to-date chef’s kitchen, large sun-filled windows and an elevated deck. In total, the home includes five bedrooms and four baths.

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