131 Beachside Ave.
Square feet: 4,250
Naturalist and poet Henry David Thoreau would feel right at home within the walls of this minimalist beach house in Westport. “The overall vibe is beach casual, simple living but at an incredibly elevated design aesthetic,” says real estate agent Jenny Bentley of The Riverside Realty Group, co-realtor for the property with Elizabeth Steffen of Higgins Group.
The steel frame construction home was designed by Roger Ferris + Partners and was built by Sound Building, LLC. Louvred wood, floor-to-ceiling glass panels and a retractable glass ceiling leading to the roof top deck bring the outdoors in from every angle. The open concept state-of-the-art Bulthaup kitchen blends with the minimalist dining room and living room, putting the focus on the beauty of the natural surroundings and water views.
“My favorite spot is the first-floor kitchen/living room” says Bentley. “The expanse of the Long Island Sound and the neighboring pond with its wildlife provide serenity and escape from the pace of daily living.” The spacious home office checks another box on buyers’ lists.
“The ideal buyer is someone who is interested in minimalist architecture. Someone who understands that simple design elements and the condensing of content and form to its bare essentials is sublime,” adds Bentley, who referenced the architectural minimalists Ludwig Mies Vander Rohe and Sol LeWitt among those whose aesthetic to which this can be compared. She says, “One thirty one is a place of serenity and simplicity, and in a world that is becoming increasingly more complex, perhaps this home is the very place to find comfort, solace and peace.”
The Riverside Realty Group