Larchmont, Rowayton, Byram and New Canaan are four of the most desirable communities to buy a home right now in the Westchester/Fairfield area. So, each week, we’re showcasing one of those towns and a hot property currently on the market there. With insider information on what you can expect from each area, you’ll be better informed than ever on making the best move for your family.

Today we’re looking at a beautiful six bedroom home in Rowayton, CT. Christine Straden, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, fills you in on everything you need to know about making a move to the picturesque beach town of Rowayton:

Residents: 4,000

Avg. Home Price: $1,300,000

Highlights of living here: Rowayton, one of Connecticut’s most picturesque beach towns, is located just east of Darien along the stunning coastline of Long Island Sound and the Norwalk Islands. The active, family-oriented community is the perfect weekend escape destination, as well as an enticing place to settle down and plant roots.

The lifestyle in Rowayton: Relaxed and sophisticated. Surrounded by water on three sides, Rowayton is a water-sport enthusiast’s dream, offering countless opportunities for boaters, sailors or beachcombers. Traditional town events include the Fourth of July fireworks, River Ramble, Shakespeare on the Sound and the summer concert series.

Ideal buyer for the area: Rowayton attracts a wide range of buyers, from young families and singles to downsizers and retirees. It’s also quite international. It offers a lifestyle which can be found in many European towns where you can run your errands by bike and children can walk to school or to their sports events. It almost feels that the town becomes an extension of your backyard.

Favorite spots in town: That’s a secret! There are many great spots you can enjoy year-round. My favorites include having breakfast on the deck of the Rowayton Market overlooking Five Mile Harbor, brunch at Sails, cocktails on the deck of the Rowayton Seafood restaurant, ice cream at Brendan’s 101, attending a class at the Rowayton Library or a reception at the Art Center, or simply strolling down to Bayley Beach for a game of boule after dinner. I also love an evening sail watching the beautiful sunset! Once you have discovered Rowayton, it’s hard to ever leave.

Contact: Christine Straden, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 203-655-8234 x389, williampitt.com

6 Logan Place

Bedrooms: 6

Baths: 4 full, 1 half

Square feet: 6,307

Price: $ $2,950,000

6 Logan Place in Rowayton, CT
This Colonial-style home, built in 1872 and renovated in 2011, melds original architecture with modern upgrades. The central feature of the family dining room is the wood-panelled, two-sided fireplace shared with the living room.
6 Logan Place Rowayton, CT
The house is situated in the Oysterman’s Row Historic District, near the waterfront. Outdoor elements include balconies, a private garden with stone patio, a potting room and an attached garage.
6 Logan Place Rowayton, CT
The sunny kitchen is outfitted with handcrafted cabinetry, a marble-topped island, an Ilve Majestic oven range and hood and radiant floor heating.
6 Logan Place Rowayton, CT
The third floor hall has a cozy built-in daybed.

Photographs by: Daniel Milstein