Taking the LONGVIEW

Julia_Pic4.jpgJulia Broder -- Greetings from The Riverside Realty Group in beautiful Westport, CT! I am so enjoying my first week working as an affiliate agent with this great group of luxury property professionals.

Take a Peek? Luxe Property Lovers . . . we share the common enjoyment of peeking in on great properties, don't we? It's only natural to want to see how other people live!

My Luxe Properties column is your showcase for a new, special luxe property every week . . . luxury listings from the best independent boutique firms, of course! Learn all about luxe areas and beautiful residences that are for sale . . . ready for a wonderful buyer like you . . . then give me a call and we'll have fun shopping for your new home together.

Just North of the Big Apple! Luxe Lovers, let's hop in a car or take the train for a short 55-mile ride north of Manhattan . . . to the beautiful shore of the Long Island Sound . . . and lovely Westport, Connecticut!!! My Riverside Realty Group has this incredible listing . . . and let's head up to see it right now!

compowedding07230501.jpgWestport! My backyard has been home to many famous artists, writers, and stars. Residents get exclusive access to lovely Compo Beach (photo at right is a wedding scene on the beach, a gathering place for everyone in town).

My backyard has been home to many famous artists, writers, and stars. Residents get exclusive access to lovely Compo Beach (the photo above is a wedding scene on the beach, a gathering place for everyone in town).

It's a wonderful mix of old and new worlds . . . a haven from the busy Wall Street lives of many families! In this community you combine Theater . . . Fine Dining . . . The Arts . . . Sports . . . and a wonderful Community Spirit which you can see in so many get-involved civic opportunities. Westport is a cocktail of the best New England has to offer -- so drink up!

Play & Eat: The Westport Country Playhouse . . . some of the most interesting and fabulous theater outside of New York comes to Westport! Playhouse programs are featured in their wonderful new state-of-the-art $30.6 million building! And don't miss dining at the fantastic Dressing Room, A Homegrown Restaurant -- the creation of eco-chef Michel Nischan and actor/philanthropist Paul Newman.

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The Greats! Over the years, Playhouse apprentices have included composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, screenwriter Frank Perry, television host Sally Jessy Raphael, composer Mary Rodgers, actor Carey Elwes, and actress Tammy Grimes. Many notable performers have graced the Westport Country Playhouse stage, from 1930 to the present . . . the legendary Billie Burke, fab Liza Minnelli, diva Eartha Kitt, astounding Gene Wilder, national treasure Paul Newman, timeless James Earl Jones . . . and the list goes on and on . . . Ruth Gordon, Kitty Carlisle, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Olivia de Havilland, Eva Gabor, Michael Allinson, and Jane Fonda.

Civic Pride? Looking for a place where residents are proud to belong? Westport's can't-miss venues make this a super community to live in! Levitt Pavilion for outdoor free concerts in the summer, so luxely situated on the scenic Saugatuck River . . . lovely modern Westport Library, also on the Saugatuck and celebrating its 100th birthday in 2008 . . . The Westport Arts Center is a fantastic expression of community creativity, and I am so proud to have been a founding member!

SHYC_aerial20oval.jpgActive!!! I can recommend many Westport outdoor activities to all Luxe Lovers. Longshore's Sailing School, where you can learn how to sail or rent a kayak or catamaran . . . or just watch the boats come in. Multiple public tennis courts . . . Longshore Country Club and fabulous golfing and ice skating for Westport residents . . . and so many private yacht and golf clubs locally to check out!

Earth Place, a 62-acre wildlife sanctuary . . . sports great hiking trails . . . an amazing interactive natural history museum . . . live wildlife for all to see inside the museum -- it's all so much fun for the kiddies and a real family favorite!

Til You Drop! Too much culture and nature for you? For all Material Boys and Girls, there is so much fabulous shopping in Westport. Oh, yes, I am speaking from personal experience here, Luxe Lovers! Lots of luxe-brand stores, boutiques, and charming specialty stores await your discerning eye.

Design Diversity: Westport has striking design diversity. You have diverse natural surroundings . . . the River . . . the Sound . . . multiple sparkling beaches . . . and beautiful countyside estates. Everthing here excites even the most discerning luxe buyer. And there's diversity in housing stock: you have Stone and Clapboard Colonials . . . new Grand Newport Shingle-Style homes . . . smaller exquisite architecturally-significant residences . . . Waterfront Contemporaries . . . Classic Residences . . . and the clean, new, fresh Modern style, represented by this week's special Luxe Property!

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Our Westport Featured Luxe Property: Introducing beautiful LONGVIEW. . . a fab Contemporary located on a prestigious cul-de-sac at Campo Beach in Westport . . . a special scoop for my Luxe Lovers!

Moments from all Westport recreational amenities . . . yet enveloped in complete privacy . . . this work of art exemplifies functional beauty at the highest level! At the end of your busy day, can't you imagine stepping outside and gazing at the breathtaking sunsets from one of the highest elevations in the area?

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LONGVIEW Highlights:

Architecturally significant mid-century modern

Important home design by celebrated Manhattan architect W.F. Pedersen

Panoramic vistas of the Compo Beach area in Westport

Open, spacious floor plan . . . for enjoying grand-scale entertaining and a refined lifestyle

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Almost 5,200 square feet

4 beautiful bedrooms

5 full bathrooms and 1 powder room

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2 fireplaces

Cathedral ceilings

Expansive walls of glass

Expansive updated gourmet kitchen

Beautiful gardens and stone patios surround the oversized gunite pool

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Stroll to Compo Beach or walk to Longshore and go sailing! At LONGVIEW, you are literally located minutes to town and to the train!

Give Julia Broder a call at 1-203-247-7500: Ask me for more information about the LONGVIEW luxe property, and we'll arrange for you to get your own private tour! As an affiliate agent with The Riverside Realty Group, our luxe property listings in Westport and surrounding areas is second to none! And call me for advice on how to help you list and sell your beautiful home . . . or help you find a new home for 2008. I'm your go-to agent for luxe properties . . . and luxe clients . . . nationally and abroad.

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Till next week . . . I'm getting my next luxe property ready to showcase, and we'll travel together to another fantastic community!

All the best,

Julia Broder

 

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Photo Credits: Westport Country Playhouse, Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club, Westport Now

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