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    Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Quintessential Coastal Living

    This five-bedroom Nantucket-style colonial offers indoor-outdoor living, spectacular water views and an active amenities-rich community
    Located in the Groton Long Point community, 38 E. Shore Road, Groton, debuts on the market tomorrow, Saturday, April 20. The listing agent is Nancy Budd, with William Raveis Real Estate.

    By Gretchen A. Peck

    Debuting on the market tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th, is 38 East Shore Avenue, Groton. Located in the coastal Groton Long Point community, the property is listed by Nancy Budd, a Realtor with William Raveis Real Estate.

    The 5,420-square-foot Nantucket-style home was custom built in 2002 by a long-time Groton Long Point family. They enlisted Architect Mark Comeau and Builder Bob Wood to bring the vision to life.

    “It’s a beautiful custom-built home, with exceptional woodwork and quality craftsmanship, evident in details like the moldings and the paneled office,” Budd said.

    The 10-room Nantucket-style home was custom built in 2002. It has five bedrooms, seven baths, 5,420 square feet of living space, three fully finished levels, outdoor living space and an attached three-car garage.

    “I call it an ‘overbuilt’ house, because the owner took a no-holds-barred approach to the design, precisely as he wanted it. He really poured his heart into the home, as did the builder and architects,” Budd remarked.

    Because of the way the house is situated on the 0.27-acre lot and designed with an abundance of windows, there are water views from nearly every room in the house.

    “When you’re in the house, you almost feel like you’re on a boat, because every window you look out, you see either the Sound, the ocean beyond it, or the marsh. It’s the only house on this block, so that’s why you get this surrounding of water—extremely unusual in Groton Long Point,” Budd noted. “The feeling is unique and calm.”

    The kitchen is designed with granite countertops, a custom tile backsplash and high-end appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a six-burner gas range, two Bosch dishwashers, two refrigerator drawers, an icemaker and a beverage/wine chiller.

    The kitchen flows into a dining room and family room. It is designed with granite countertops, a custom tile backsplash and high-end appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a six-burner gas range, two Bosch dishwashers, two refrigerator drawers, an icemaker and a beverage refrigerator.

    The main level also affords a dramatic foyer with a sweeping staircase that ascends to the second level, a formal living room and a powder room.

    “The scale is perfectly done. It’s not cavernous, like some new construction. It has a very welcoming feel, no matter where you are in the house,” Budd observed. “Every room flows beautifully from one to the next, and there’s an elevator that services all three floors.”

    The house is owned by a family who’ve called Groton Long Point home for many years. They enlisted Architect Mark Comeau and Builder Bob Wood to create this dream home for their family.

    There are two dedicated home offices — the first-floor mahogany-clad library/office, and a second office with fresh, white décor and water views on the second level.

    There’s a bedroom suite on the first level, which is privately situated in the floor plan, making it well suited for guests, in-laws or live-in staff, such as an au pair.

    Four additional bedrooms are on the second level, including the primary suite, with double-height ceilings, two walk-in closets, a sitting room, private bath, and a balcony overlooking the water.

    The property has a wealth of amenities. There’s the association beach a few steps away. Groton Long Point residents may also choose to be members at the Groton Long Point Yacht Club. “It’s a boater’s dream,” Budd said.

    The house has two options for home offices—a first-floor mahogany clad office and this second-level office with magnificent water views.

    The community is active and social. Neighbors get together to play Mahjong, pickleball, tennis and volleyball. Decades ago, it was once a predominantly second-home and seasonal community, but Budd said that, increasingly, full-time residents have made their homes here year-round.

    Incorporated into the house’s floor plan, there is also a built-in bar, a home theater, a wine room and space for a home gym. A Sonos sound system delivers music in the home and outdoors to the bluestone patio and wraparound IPE deck. The lower level walks out and features an attached three-car garage.

    The listing agent remarked on the water and wildlife views from the interior rooms and among the grounds. Egrets and herons graze in the marsh. The house is raised and sits high on the lot, so that the perspective looks out and over the road to the water.

    The owner, who had the house custom built, incorporated some luxury amenities, including a wine room, a built-in bar, space for a home gym, and a home theater.

    Budd is also a long-time resident of Groton Long Point, so she knows the community well.

    “Groton Long Point is kind of a hidden gem,” she said. “It’s a waterfront community, with its own volunteer fire and police department. It has a restaurant called The Fisherman at Long Point and its own post office. It has limited traffic. No one really travels through the area unless you live here or are visiting someone who does.

    The property is just 30 minutes to the casino-resorts and within easy commute to major employers and coastal destinations, like Stonington Borough, Westerly, Watch Hill and Newport.

    “It’s a unique community, close to Mystic and Groton, but you are kind of in your own little world on this peninsula on Fishers Island Sound. It’s beautiful, with great fishing, boating and sailing. Even though you’re halfway between Boston and New York City — and closer still to Hartford and Fairfield County, you feel like you are miles and miles away, in your own little enclave on the water.”

    The asking price is $2.899 million.

    The 0.27-acre lot has been beautifully landscaped, with perennial flower gardens for a brilliant display of seasonal color.

    Property: 38 E. Shore Ave., Groton

    Bedrooms: 5

    Baths: 7

    Square Footage: 5,420

    Acreage: 0.27

    Asking Price: $2.899 million

    Listing Agent: Nancy Budd, William Raveis Real Estate; Mobile: (203) 984-8922; Office: (203) 762-8300; nancynbudd@gmail.com

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