Rare Building Opportunity By Beach

“06880” is not in the habit of posting real estate listings.*

But this one — on 0.12 acres, with a listing price of $2.45 million — caught my eye.

One of the last residential construction lots available in Compo Beach … (available) for new home construction or home/office combinational use … Ideally suited for an ultra-modern home with ample room for parking. Ideal for someone looking to build in CT who works in area or even commutes (bus/train shuttle service on doorstep) into NYC via Metro North. Ideal for someone looking to build a wonderful home in a great community…

There was this photo too:

Recognize it?

Neither did I.

That’s because it doesn’t exist. The image is actually an artist’s rendering of what could go there.

So where is this magical lot?

The listing also says:

Property is dual-zoned and owner operated a seasonal business for ,over 20 years … Existing structure has some history within the town and is 1,424 sq. ft. with detached two car garage.

That’s putting it mildly. The existing structure does indeed have “some history with the town.”

It’s 222 Hillspoint Road.

Though you probably know it as Elvira’s.

*It’s probably not a bad idea. It could be a great source of income. Especially if I ask for finder’s fees!

18 responses to “Rare Building Opportunity By Beach

  1. Ideal location for a much-needed nail salon, bank branch or Starbucks.

  2. Kenny Montgomery and his mother would roll in their graves 🙁
    Spent a lot of money with Ken over my 45 years at the Cove

  3. Is that the same as Grubbs?

  4. The town should take it under eminent domain to benefit the preservation of the neighborhood. Enough!

  5. Perhaps we can grandfather in a few tables and coffee!! Will really miss Elvira’s!!!😭

  6. Trish Lawrence

    worth every penny!

  7. Stephanie Bass


  8. Just what I thought…Kenny’s Store back in the 50’s & 60’s. Didn’t dare buy anything not wrapped…we’d ride our bikes up Minuteman Hill & cut thru someone’s backyard then down the hill with side baskets full of soda bottles to cash in for 2 cents ea. We’d treat ourselves to Twinkies & a bottle of Coke = 10 bottles. Fireballs for a penny each. Back then we burned so many calories after school, no one was concerned about the sugar we consumed.

  9. ughhh

  10. Confused, can it be sold “commercial” which is what it is?

  11. Nope. I believe I know this as Kenny’s. And t to if I am correct, to call this a “Compo Beach” location is quite a stretch, but it would be accurate to call this a Compo Road property.

    • PS. The Minuteman Hill Route was past Hagel’s, (Wendy),through MacKenzie’s (Angus and Jim, over the stone fence and through McNamee’s (Huck) or Hagey’s (Barbara) and down Bluewater Hill. How’s my memory?

      • Peter – Compo Hill Road – not Compo Road – and Hillspoint Road is actual street address – and when you cut through Huck’s yard you then were on Buena Vista Drive, the top cross street off Compo Hill Road. We had our family home on Burnham Hill/Sterling Drive ended at our stone wall in our back yard – it’s sad to see how all these things have changed since the early ‘60’s – Westport as an artist and writers community full of NY City commuters! The good old days…

  12. You mean Ken’s store?! Might become a house? Yikes. I remember getting ice cream there as a kid in the mid 60’s. My dad, who was Cap Allen’s son “Bub” (real name: Walter Ethan Allen), would walk with me through the woods around the Mill Pond, from our house on Grove Point, through his parents’ yard (Lida Nash and “Cap” Walter Dewitt Allen) to Ken’s. I’d get my ice cream and then we’d go visit grandma (Lida) (“Cap” was dead by then) and check in on the Clam House. Those were the days, but I guess change is inevitable. It would be nice though to see a new store/coffee house go in there.

  13. Deborah Johnson-Ball

    Sadly all of our childhood memories of Westport are disappearing one by one.

  14. Barry Tashian

    Our first house in Westport was on Sterling Drive. Probably 1950. I was very young but during a storm my Dad took me down the hill to see the storm waves washing over the restaurant across the street. We stood on the front porch of what was Elvira’s, which was then Kenny Montgomery’s mother’s store I believe. The restaurant across the street was Leo Williams’.
    By 1951, maybe earlier (this was seven years or so before the thruway was built.) Kenny was running the store at the crossroad of S. Compo and
    Bridge Street. He had one employee by the name of George.