Tuesday, May 23, 2017
By Dave Matlow
The house at Westport’s 15 Covlee Drive in the Saugatuck Shores area is WestportNow’s Teardown of the Day -— with an unusual history to it.
It was in 2005 that the 1952-built, two-story split gained some notoriety because its owner, Joan Raymond, was so unhappy with the way the neighborhood was changing that she erected a lawn sign outside her house: “Slow: Pre-McMansion Historic District.”
Not only did Raymond publicly display her feelings through a lawn sign, but she also taped a sign to a window offering guided tours of her disappearing lifestyle.
It said no appointment was needed for a visit to a “vintage house” of the 50s.
The house, with 2,693-square feet, is situated on a .53-acre property and changed ownership in February 2012 for $1.64 million, according to town records.
Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the Westport Historic District Commission will review the application.
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