REAL ESTATE

A MAGICAL SANCTUARY WITH DEEP WATER DOCK

A .37-acre waterfront retreat with deep water dock, elegant 6,000-square-foot residence, and 180 degree breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound, Cockenoe Island, Bermuda Lagoon, Canfield Island, and Shorehaven Golf Club awaits.

29 Covlee Drive, Norwalk, Connecticut
$5,995,000

JESSICA HALL

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Along the peaceful Saugatuck Shores is a private, enchanting sanctuary where house and nature blend harmoniously. One can enjoy captivating daily sunrises, sunsets, and panoramic views of Long Island Sound and beyond. The location is stellar, with an easy commute to NYC and a five-minute drive to country and golf clubs, fine dining, and exquisite shopping centers. For one fortunate family, the .37-acre, 6,000-square-foot, 16 room idyllic retreat at 29 Covlee Drive in Norwalk, Connecticut, is now available courtesy of the current owners, who are recent empty nesters. "This home offers an extremely rare opportunity." explains listing agent, Julie Vanderblue from The Vanderblue Team, Higgins Private Brokerage. "The desirable amenities include: Deep water dock, private yard, private beach association, coveted quiet neighborhood, end of cul-de-sac, panoramic views from sunrise to sunset, elevator to all three floors, first floor in-law options with no steps, private pool, minutes to Westport or East Norwalk train, and the list goes on."

Choose between an elevator or spectacular staircase to navigate the three-level marvel. Thoughtfully designed and elegantly appointed, this grand home can handle the most elaborate to intimate gatherings. When greeted in the Great Room, your guests will be in awe of the soaring cathedral ceilings and the wall of glass doors leading out to an expansive deck that allows you to take in 180-degree sweeping water views.

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The open-plan layout is ideal for entertaining or keeping a watchful eye on the little ones. Guests can flow effortlessly from the Great Room to the kitchen. The dramatic kitchen is spectacular, containing every chef's dream from high-end appliances, custom cabinetry, breakfast bar, and more. However, it's the view that is the pièce de résistance. There are expansive views of the water and natural flora and fauna from the kitchen, with easy access to the outdoor dining deck for alfresco dining. An elegant dining room, living room, butler's pantry, and two generous-sized guest en-suite bedrooms complete the second level.

Journey one level up, and here you will find the ultimate primary suite encompassing the entire third floor. It is truly a sanctuary within a sanctuary that once again captures the lovely surrounding views. The built-in breakfast bar is an excellent spot for a morning cup of coffee or tea. Then meander to the private deck to watch the sunrise over Long Island Sound, enjoy the sounds and sights of egrets, herons, and osprey fishing for a morning snack, and maybe grab your mat and enjoy early morning yoga in paradise. On cool nights, cozy by the fireplace, unwind, watch a movie with a flip of a switch, or take in a good book in the sitting room across the lofted hallway. The spa-like bath features dual vanities, sea-blue raised glass vessel sinks, an oversized steam shower for two, a free-standing hydro tub set under a light-filled vaulted ceiling, skylight windows, white marble floors, and a discreetly placed washer/dryer. Dual closets offer ample space for the most elaborate wardrobe. Completing this level is a flex space that can become a nursery, gym, or third closet.

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The ground level features an expansive Family Room with a gas fireplace and breath-taking views as soon as you step in the door. The private, inviting guest en-suite bedroom would be ideal for live-in staff or in-laws. The study with walls of glass overlooking the water and an additional office creates an inspiring place to work from home or homeschool. A well-appointed laundry room, mudroom with ample storage, elevator to the second and third floors, and a two-car garage conclude this level's features.

Outdoors defines relaxation and fun. The covered patio is an ideal spot to unwind, while the custom heated Gunite pool is perfect for an extended swim season. One can observe the splendor and grace of the migratory birds who populate the sea in your backyard's nature preserve. Hop into your boat from your private deep-water dock and cruise across the Sound for dinner on Long Island, or take the family clamming for the day on Cockenoe Island. Rinse away the sand after a day at the beach in the outdoor shower. End the day on one of the multiple decks admiring the awe-inspiring sunsets.

"It's perfect for raising a family or for weekenders coming to escape the city," explains the current owners. "Because there is a neighborhood association that shares a small, private beach and boat dock, it is easy to meet everyone or keep to yourself in your own secluded sanctuary. It is a beautiful neighborhood in Saugatuck Shores, and the association makes an effort to bring interested families together quarterly for an outdoor barbecue, holiday party, or nature lecture. They recently brought in an expert from Audubon to talk about ospreys nesting off of the shared beach. We have an osprey couple that comes back every year. Over the last two years, they have had three baby fledglings. They are magnificent to watch and we can fish right in our backyard!"

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One lovely family will be able to continue the story of 29 Covlee Drive. Will it be you?

29 Covlee Drive, Norwalk, Connecticut, is now offered at $5,995,000

For more information and to set a private showing, please contact:

The Vanderblue Team

Higgins Group Real Estate

Julie Vanderblue

T: +1 203.257.6994

E: julie@vanderblue.com

Christina McVaney

T: +1 203.293.5190

E: christina@vanderblue.com

Ellen McNees T: + 1 203.451.5121

E: Ellenmc@vanderblue.com

www.vanderblue.com

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