Rare Fairfield County Bungalows Hit the Market with Tempting Asking Prices
The tiny house trend typically focuses on custom-built homes constructed from kits, shipping containers and even disused barns and sheds. In our state, there’s a variety of vintage—and ever-so-slightly bigger homes—on the market, ranging from ranches to cottages.
It’s hard to find a lovely little house in Westport. Many of the town’s smaller homes have been torn down, to make way for manses that max out on the square footage allowed for any given lot. That makes a listing called The Bungalow (pictured above and directly below) a truly exceptionable exception. It’s part of an enclave comprised of six small homes near downtown Westport. Built in 1950 and measuring just 1,200 square feet, it has been newly renovated by Mar Jennings, the broker and home-design expert, to retain its tiny-house appeal while delivering lofty, open-plan rooms. The great room, for instance, has 15-foot ceilings and an easy flow to an all-white kitchen and a sunroom with glass window walls. It also offers an ensuite master, as well as one additional bedroom and bathroom. Jennings, of Douglas Elliman, has the $912,000 listing.
Up the coast in Black Rock, the Bridgeport neighborhood just over the Fairfield border, is a small-scale, circa-1920 bungalow with big-time views over a sandy beach and Black Rock Harbor (pictured below). Weighing in at just less than 2,000 square feet, its renovated rooms take advantage of vistas of Long Island Sound with expansive windows and a second-story deck off the master suite. In back of the house off the new kitchen, there’s also a stone terrace overlooking the petite but professionally landscaped gardens. It lists for $729,000 with Janice McGrath of William Raveis Luxury Properties.