Wood beams salvaged from ships feature prominently in the construction of the living room and front patio of this 2,920-square-foot splanch-style Sands Point home set on 1.01 acres. The asking price is $5.5 million.
The waterfront property is lined with protected wetlands and has 100 feet of sandy beach.
Vintage doors and rustic beams are among original features preserved in the English-flavored five-bedroom, 3 1⁄2 -bath brick and stucco home that dates back to 1948. Its wood-paneled living room has hand-carved European nude statuary and a fireplace — one of three in the home — with paneling sourced from a church.
The covered slate front patio opens through separate doors to the living and formal dining rooms. A kitchen with a tiled island is open to a large family room. Water views are found throughout the home; from the backyard, there are Connecticut skyline views.
Outside, a deck contains a circular seating area with cushioned benches. The deck steps down to a gated, heated in-ground pool surrounded by a brick patio and foliage. A nearby cabana includes a full bath.
The home’s lower level includes a sitting room with a brick fireplace, two bedrooms and a full bath. An attached 3 1⁄2 -car garage was formerly an airplane hangar, says Mohammad Pasha of Realty Connect USA; in years past, now-grassy land between the home and the wetlands was a landing strip.