Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Laurel Lodge, Westport

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Photo credit: Lampel Photography 

Laurel Lodge was designed in 1912 by noted Architect John Vredenburgh Van Pelt (1874-1962) at the peak of the Arts and Crafts movement. Commanding 2.3 acres directly on the Saugatuck River it has sweeping views of the Long Island Sound. The master bedroom, called the "Japanese Room," is a small masterpiece with an original suite of custom-made furniture.  The fervent teardown culture in Westport, (go to www.WestportNow.com “Tear Down of the Day” for a sampling), poses a real threat to his desirable waterfront property.  Michael Glynn Architects has prepared a detailed restoration budget to aid interested buyers.  Asking price: $4.995 million. 

Contact: Emily Gordon atColdwell Banker / Riverside, 472 Riverside Avenue Westport, CT  06880Cell: (203) 451-6432, Office: (203) 227-8427.