The most expensive property in Westport does not come with an attached garage.
In fact, parking is so far away it takes a hand cart to haul your groceries, luggage — and everything else — home.
You cross 2 bridges, open a gate, and walk down a narrow path. It’s different than most Westport homes. But the people who do it say that the walk — to Compo Cove, past Sherwood Mill Pond — makes them feel like they’re in Nantucket.
Or some place even more special.
That house can be yours. If you have $13.5 million.
The amenities — including an infinity pool with spectacular Italian marble mosaic tiles, the highest-end appliances, and much more — are amazing. The views of Long Island Sound, the Mill Pond, wildlife and nature — are astonishing.
But still … it’s $13.5 million. It takes a special person to sell a special house like that.
Sarah Stone has the listing. A broker with Douglas Elliman in Greenwich, she is used to dealing with luxury properties. Around here, that’s around $3 million and up.
Which makes #50 Compo Cove ultra-luxury.
Properties like these stay on the market much longer than your basic $2 million home, which these days can ignite a bidding war and be snapped up before the open house ends.
The marketing is different too. A realtor selling a home like this aims far beyond traditional buyers. For Compo Cove, Elliman’s Knight Frank affiliate has reached out to wealthy buyers across Europe, in Dubai — even (though perhaps this is a tougher sell since February 24) Russian oligarchs.
Those are the types of people, Stone notes, who have more than one home. Compo Cove may be a residence, but it’s not the only one. Catastrophes like hurricanes and floods that render a home unlivable for months may be minor inconveniences if there are several other places to live.
I’m sure those other places are spectacular too.
But I can’t imagine any of them come with their own wooden bridges and walking path.