Address: 230 Byram Shore Rd.
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,577
This home has a unique location, just a few steps away from Hawthorne Beach. “Hawthorne Beach is 2.5 acres of beachfront, deeded to 15 property owners,” says Karen Coxe, listing agent at Sotheby’s International Realty. “Byram shore’s natural surroundings are relatively unchanged and provide a glorious backdrop that contributes to the desirability of the living in this community.” Byram shore is known for its recreational activities and historic waterfront settlement.
The house (above)—one of seven residences with unobstructed views of the Long Island Sound—was built to face south, giving it the widest panoramic views of the water.
The living room has French doors leading to the deck, as well as interior French doors that open to the dining room.
The second-floor family room has knotty pine cabinetry, a wet bar and a fireplace.
Built in 1978, the house was completely gutted in 1998. The master bedroom has a fireplace, vaulted ceiling, private deck and new luxurious master bath. “This home would appeal to those who love the water. It captures a wide audience: a family looking for a year-round home, those seeking a weekend beachfront summer place or a couple downsizing to a manageable house yet with more than enough bedrooms and bathrooms for family and guests,” says Coxe.
The kitchen has gourmet appliances, granite countertops, a breakfast nook and island.
Millwork throughout gives an elegant look to the formal dining room, which can seat 12.
The deck overlooks half an acre of landscaped flat yard, great for garden parties or a children’s play area. Plus, the property has a private deep-water dock on the Byram River—it’s just a short boat ride through the channel to the Long Island Sound.