Traditional shingle home on the water in Old Saybrook on the market for $3.5M

With its breezy cottage feel, custom architectural details and in-ground pool – a rarity for the prestigious Fenwick enclave – the house at 549 Maple Ave. is a “gem” of Old Saybrook, said listing agent Colette Harron of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

“It’s at the end of the golf course. It’s got beautiful views of Long Island Sound,” she said. “It’s one of my favorite houses.”

The house at 549 Maple Ave. in Old Saybrook is on the market for $3,575,000.

The house at 549 Maple Ave. in Old Saybrook is on the market for $3,575,000.

Peter Harron

Built in 2003 to the exacting standards of the historic commission, the cedar shingle home offers four bedrooms, five full baths and a powder room. 

The first floor features a screened porch and two open porches with Dutch doors. The open gourmet kitchen includes custom cabinets, a glass-paneled pantry, a center island with white marble counters, a Wolf gas stove and informal dining area with banquet. A formal living room offers a large wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-ins.

The second-floor suite features built-ins and a white marble bath with Jacuzzi and water views, as well as French door access to an open-ceilinged porch. A wood-paneled third floor stretches the length of the house and feature a large palladium window and a full bath.

Outdoors, a heated, in-ground saltwater pool is surrounded by a bluestone patio enclosed in boxwood on more than a quarter-acre of property. A lattice gate leads to the outdoor shower. 

Fenwick Borough residents have access to the golf course, tennis, swimming and the yacht club.

This house is on the market for $3,575,000.

For details contact Colette Harron of William Pitt Southeby’s International Realty at 860-304-2391 or

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