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Top 10 Reasons You Want This House: 6 Hillandale Lane, Greens Farms Westport CT

If you’re in the market for a new home in Westport Connecticut but aren’t sure which one’s right for you, here are the top 10 reasons this may just be the best new construction in town!

6 Hillandale Lane, Westport CT

6 Hillandale Lane, Westport CT

  1. Location, location, location!  (Okay, that’s three, but we’ll only count it as one!).  Situated just around the corner from the Post Road and right off prestigious Turkey Hill South near Martha Stewart’s previous residence, 6 Hillandale Lane is a prime location.  A protected wooded space buffers the property from any sites or sounds from the Post Road, yet the convenience to all the local amenities is there.  The home is also just four minutes from Greens Farms Station and 10 minutes from Saugatuck Station.  It is minutes from renowned Greens Farms Academy, Burying Hill Beach and the vibrant downtowns of both Westport and Fairfield.

    Greens Farms Station

    Greens Farms Station

  2. Neighborhood – The homes on Hillandale Lane each have a unique character and style.  Each is sited differently on its lot with attractive complimentary landscaping.  The neighborhood is lovely with residents of all ages and includes numerous multi-million dollar homes.
  3. Schools – People relocate to Westport from many places for the sought-after top-notch schools.
  4. Setting – Hillandale House is truly the centerpiece of the cul-de-sac on Hillandale Lane.  It has a commanding yet gracious presence from both Hillandale Road and Hillandale Lane.  At the same time, the home is tucked into the scenic private property and graced by a blend of skillfully designed and nature’s best landscaping that delivers the feel of country living. 6 Hillandale Lane Romantic Setting
  5. Views –  This special romantic setting extends its bonus to the indoors, offering stunning views of natural beauty from every room!
  6. Design – The home exhibits transitional style maintaining a timeless traditional silhouette while adding an upscale modern edge.  Windows are positioned to invite maximum natural light and scenic views.  Materials are top of the line and state of the art, such as Caesarstone countertops that are virtually indestructible, and epoxy flooring in the garage that resists dust, protects the slab, and looks super cool!
  7. Construction Team –  Coastal Construction has been building homes in Westport since 2003 and has built more than 80 luxury homes in Fairfield County. They have fine-tuned the art of quality home construction by providing careful attention to site design, layout, architecture, craftsmanship and the right location.
  8. Use of space –  The design team knows how people like to live.  So they incorporated the perfect blend of open-flow, separate private areas, and spaces for convenience. That’s why the Kitchen with large island with seating is open to the Great Room and the Breakfast Area. 6 Hillandale Ln Kitchen The Breakfast area is spacious enough to fit a dining room sized table and looks out to the backyard and patio.  This open-flow area offers many options for casual dining and entertaining.  The Formal Living and Dining Rooms offer a more intimate ambiance. The Mudroom features a walk-in pantry, walk-in closet and Powder Room for additional utility.  Four bedrooms reside on the second floor, and an additional bedroom with full bath is situated on both the third floor and walk-out lower level.  This provides privacy for various sleeping quarter arrangements.  6 Hillandale Ln Terrace from PatioThe walk-out lower level also includes a private zen-like Garden Terrace offering another separate sanctuary.  If a pool is added, this terrace also serves as access to the full bathroom downstairs. The well-thought-out design offers something for everyone and every occasion.
  9. Garage – Perfect for organizing your extra toys, furniture, bonus fridge, etc. this garage offers an extra half-bay for all your stuff.  With a door into the Mudroom off the Kitchen and a door straight to the backyard, this is the ideal hub to keep the fun times coming.  Did I mention the super cool epoxy floor?6 Hillandale Ln Garage
  10. Great backyard – If you crave a property that has both utility and undisturbed beauty, this is your place.  The backyard is wide, level, dry and fabulously scenic with a lovely wooded barrier, unlike the contrived, rigidly rectangular yards that snugly abutt their neighbors.  The pool can go just outside the walkout lower level with full bath.  The patio is the platform for enjoying a meal or watching the backyard happenings.  Whether you invite your friends or keep it to yourself, this is the perfect backyard for playtime and relaxation time alike. 6 Hillandale Ln Back Yard

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Take Advantage of the Port Jeff Ferry, Plus an Update on our Local Housing Markets

Within convenient driving distance from Fairfield and Westport is the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry, which runs year-round from Bridgeport Harbor to Long Island.

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Many commuters use the ferry and enjoy its Internet access while traveling daily to and from work. But the ferry also makes for a fun ride across the Sound: and Port Jefferson on the other side offers a host of great restaurants and shops for an entertaining afternoon. Plus, kids ride free. If you have family across the water, as I do, you may already be a frequent sailor!

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And now for a word on our local real estate market – 

“The market’s not that bad!” Bill Raveis CEO of William Raveis Real Estate said recently.

Westport sales year to date at the end of Q3 showed some improvements compared to last year even though the median price dipped a bit to $1,090,000 from $1,125,000. Sales increased by almost three percent and the months of supply dropped twenty-two percent from 15.5 down to 12 months.

In Fairfield the median sale price improved by more than seven percent by the end of Q3. The months of supply also improved, moving to 10.8 months from 12.4. Unit sales were down almost eleven percent as was the inventory.

The percentage of homes for sale with an accepted offer (binder) gives an idea of the activity to come and also a good reference to compare to the previous year. Accepted offers at the end of October were at the same level as in 2010 in both towns.

Four percent of the listings had binders in Westport and five percent in Fairfield. Binders peaked at nine and thirteen percent in Westport and Fairfield going into the spring market in early April. So binder activity was consistent last month with what we saw last year, and we should expect another spike before April next year. Take a look at the attachments to see the numbers and a list of third quarter sales.

As we approach the holiday season, we don’t expect to see peak numbers typical of springtime quite yet, but overall, sales and prices have been holding relatively steady. In support of a good season to come, Fairfield just earned second place ranking behind Greenwich in Connecticut Magazine’s “Rating the Towns” issue that was recently released. Westport is sure to follow suit in the next issue that ranks smaller towns. So it’s likely that sellers will find their buyers this season, and buyers will find their new dream home for the coming year!

Source: Raveis.com Local Housing Data, CMLS

Originally Posted on Fairfield Patch November 10, 2011 at 5:20 am