Cable Sherwood Home – Westport at the Beach (c.1795)

$ 2,550,000
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Contact Agent
Contact nameE. Vandorsten
Contact phone203-451-2157
Year built1795
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area5,066 sqft
Lot Area0.33 acres
Half Baths1


The original home accompanying the grist mill and tidal pond, this Captain’s house was built in 1795, and was the homestead of John Cable and William Sherwood, early settlers in the Compo Beach area. Sherwood Mill Pond, located directly across the street was home to the grist mill powered by waters of the large tidal pond that still exists today.

The home represents an elegant example of old world charm blended with modern sensibility; a warmth and sense of character not found in today’s construction. Home features: three levels of flexible living space, five fireplaces, large symmetric rooms, high ceilings and excellent flow thru-out the home. Completely restored and renovated in 1990, steel beams were installed in the basement for enhanced structural integrity. The home has been exceptionally well-maintained by the current owners since purchase in 1990 with a major addition to the home in 2009 and several periods of updates and renovations thru to present.

With water views northeast to Sherwood Mill Pond and southeast to Long Island Sound, the property sits high across from Old Mill Beach yet just steps to the sand. This unique beach setting is enhanced by a wonderfully private, fenced yard with granite patio, perennial gardens and evergreen hedging. The twelve spacious rooms provide ample space and privacy for family members and guests. Plenty of on site parking. There is a full, dry basement with walk-out. The home is FEMA compliant since 1795!

An adjacent, conforming building parcel is also available for purchase. The parcel can either be kept with this property for further expansion of the home and the addition of a large pool (plans are available). Or the parcel may be purchased to use as a separate, approved building lot or investment.

The Cable Sherwood home (c.1795) at Compo Beach is steeped in the history of our country. The post and beam structure is a fabulous example of Yankee craftsmanship and ingenuity featuring American chestnut hardwoods and cedar shakes that have proudly withstood the test of time. As a town, Westport, Connecticut, once a farming community “in the country”, has over the centuries grown into a unique coastal hamlet with a chic suburban vibe, all within a one hour commute by train to NYC.

Excellent school system, convenient location, outdoor living year round, a great home for entertaining. It’s a wonderful Westport life when you can bike, kayak, or swim steps from your front door and stroll along the beach every day of the year.

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