Westport home on Christmas Lake listed for nearly $3M

Set back from the street on 8 Marilane in Westport is a clapboard colonial. It is surrounded by trees on its 1-acre lot, but the home has more to its landscape than just the shrubbery.

Listed for $2.995 million, the Marilane home is situated on a cul-de-sace and has access to Christmas Lake, a small body of water that borders several homes on Marilane, Wilton Road and Christmas Lake Lane. According to the listing, the lake can be used to “canoe, kayak, fish, bird watch, ice skate and play hockey.”

The home on 8 Marilane in Westport, Conn. has direct access to Christmas Lake. 

The home on 8 Marilane in Westport, Conn. has direct access to Christmas Lake. 

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Built in 2001, the home has seven bedrooms that are all en-suite and more than 7,000 square feet of living space. According to listing agent with The Riverside Realty Group Mary Ann Lindwall, the home is “optimized to accentuate a setting unique to Westport” with its oversized windows on the first floor that have views of the lake, as well as the saltwater pool and its waterfall spa. The lake views and access are what Lindwall noted would be a draw for prospective buyers.

“The ideal buyer for this home is someone who is looking for water views and a lake lifestyle, but craves the privacy that this home provides,” she said in an email.

Inside the home on the main level, the listing notes there is a first-floor guest suite, as well as a kitchen with an oversized island, breakfast room and pantry. The family room features “antique wood beams,” a tin ceiling and a “handcrafted river rock fireplace,” according to the listing. Additionally, Lindwall noted that the home has 10-foot ceilings, as well as wide-plank flooring on the first floor. Other features inside the home include an office and a media room. 

Westport  is one of many towns and cities in Connecticut to have seen its average home values increase in the past two years. Between January 2020 and January 2022, home values in Westport’s 06880 ZIP code jumped $327,344, marking an increase of 29.43 percent. According to national real estate brokerage Redfin, home prices in Westport’s 06880 ZIP code increased 43.4 percent in March 2022 compared to the same month in 2021. The average sale price Redfin recorded for March 2022 totals $2 million.

While prices increased, Redfin notes the number of homes sold in March 2022 decreased compared to the same time last year by 78, marking a 30 percent decrease year over year. The median number of days a home in Westport spent on the market also decreased in March 2022 compared to March 2021, with a home spending an average of 61 days on the market in 2022 versus 65 days in 2021.

The 8 Marilane home is listed by The Riverside Realty Group and is presented by Mary Ann Lindwall (203.451.9502).