Westport home with views of Sherwood Mill Pond listed for $2.6M

One Westport home for sale has views of several of the town’s most notable geographical features. 

Listed for $2.6 million, the home on 21 Grove Point Road is accessible by a private road that overlooks part of the Aspetuck Land Trust, according to the listing. The Aspetuck Land Trust has land preservation areas in Westport, Fairfield, Weston and Easton, and the Grove Point home overlooks the Allen Salt Marsh preserve, which was donated to the Land Trust in 1984, according to Aspetuck Land Trust. The marsh is named after Walter “Cap” Allen, an operator of a clam and oyster shack on Mill Pond in the early 1900s, and the land was donated by relatives of Captain Allen, the Land Trust notes. An additional half-acre of land was added to the marsh following a donation in 1989. 

In addition to the osprey population the marsh attracts, the site of the Grove Point home also overlooks Sherwood Mill Pond, which still has active shellfishing operations, according to the Land Trust. On the other side of Sherwood Mill Pond are the shores of Sherwood Island State Park, Connecticut’s first state park and a popular summer beach destination. 

The patio and fire pit off the back of the home on 21 Grove Point Road in Westport, Conn. 

The patio and fire pit off the back of the home on 21 Grove Point Road in Westport, Conn. 

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The kitchen in the home on 21 Grove Point Road in Westport, Conn. 

The kitchen in the home on 21 Grove Point Road in Westport, Conn. 

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Inside the home on 21 Grove Point Road in Westport, Conn. / Realty Plans / Contributed Photos

The flora and fauna surrounding the Grove Point home are only part of its amenities. Originally built in 1925, the listing notes that the home was “extensively renovated” to more than double its original size. The 5,077 square-foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms, along with a living room, family room, game room and exercise room. 

The kitchen features an oversized island and has year-round views of Sherwood Mill Pond, the listing notes, and a bluestone patio and fire pit are accessible through the kitchen. In keeping with its land-trust surroundings, the home has energy-efficient amenities, including a geothermal heating and cooling system, as well as a “rain garden and water containment system.”

Westport  is one of many towns and cities in Connecticut to have seen its average home values increase in the past two years. Between January 2020 and January 2022, home values in Westport’s 06880 ZIP code jumped $327,344, marking an increase of 29.43 percent. According to real estate website Redfin, home prices in Westport increased 6.3 percent in February 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. The average sale price Redfin recorded for February 2022 totals $1,517,500. 

While prices increased, Redfin notes the number of homes sold in February 2022 decreased compared to the same time last year by 26, marking a 38.1 percent decrease year over year. The median number of days a home in Westport spent on the market also decreased in February 2022 compared to February 2021, with a home spending an average of 55 days on the market in 2022 versus 66 days in 2021.