An Exemplary Elizabethan Tudor

Beachside, one of the largest estates on the Westport, Connecticut, shoreline, is listed for $32 million.

By Kirsten Niper

Originally known as the Cole-Hinkel-Taylor Estate, this circa 1911 Elizabethan Tudor mansion is nestled in the exclusive Westport, Connecticut, enclave of Greens Farms. Comprising three lots totaling 7.7 acres with 365 feet of water frontage that includes a beach, the grounds are just one of the $32 million listing’s standout amenities.

“This is a country estate in the grand manner with park-like lawns and exquisitely manicured grounds offering horticultural splendor and beautiful flowering gardens along with perennial and specimen plantings,” shares listing agent Victoria Fingelly, of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

Through the wrought-iron gated entry, up the long, winding driveway and past native stone walls sits the 8,500-square-foot mansion. Recently renovated, the home retains the genteel ambiance of the early 20th century while blending seamlessly with sophisticated architectural and mechanical enhancements of modern life.

The three-level manse offers six bedrooms, seven full and three half baths, and, most stunning of all, unrivaled views of Long Island Sound and the Southport and Fairfield coastlines. Fingelly’s favorite feature of the home is “the expansive, sun-filled solarium overlooking the property, out to the beach and Sound beyond.”

The property also offers a pool, terrace and carriage house. The ideal buyer of this unparalleled offering “must have a deep appreciation for an exemplary Elizabethan Tudor mansion and carriage house on a breathtakingly beautiful property. As for the property and beach, a picture says 1,000 words,” shares Fingelly.

All photos courtesy Victoria Fingelly