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Friday, December 28, 2007

Before and After: 10 Covlee Drive

WestportNow presents another in its new series of before and after looks at transformed Westport properties. The house at 10 Covlee Drive in the Saugatuck Shores area was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on March 31, 2005. At the time of the demolition, Howard Mason, who owns the new house with wife, Jackie, said that he lived around the corner at 3 Covlee Drive until 1983. He said he always wanted to return to Saugatuck Shores so he bought the one-story, 1,700-square-foot, 1951-built house on 0.27-acre in October 2004 for $820,000 and planned to replace it with a 3,400-square-foot colonial. It turned out to be 3,696 square feet. Click on the photos or arrows to see the transformation. Dave Matlow for


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Pathetic.  No other words to describe it.  The house itself takes up the .27 acre lot.  I guess when they do the dishes, they can look out their kitchen window and watch the neighbors in their upstairs bathroom.

Posted by Stanley Millazzo on December 28, 2007 at 09:11 PM | #

At 2.5 stories and 3,696 sq. feet the footprint is likely the same or smaller than the original house.

Posted by Peter Jennings on December 28, 2007 at 09:48 PM | #

Mr. Millazzo,
Before you make a fool of yourself in print, you should know what you are talking about. As Mr. Jennings states, and we thank him for his clarification, the house we built is in the same footprint as the house we tore down and conforms to present zoning regulations. We were careful to design a home that is in character with the neighborhood. Our neighbors have told us that our home is a vast improvement over the house that stood here before. Lot coverage is no greater than the original house. You should have a look before you voice so negative an opinion of our home. Howard and Jackie Mason

Posted by Howard Mason on December 29, 2007 at 04:08 AM | #

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