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Saturday, August 19, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 265 Main St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the barn at Westport’s 265 Main St. is in process. Built in c.1900, the two-story barn has 480-square feet and is situated on a .33-acre property. The barn was heavily damaged in a fire in September 2016. (See WestportNow, Sept. 1, 2016)  Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

08/19/17 01:06 PM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, August 18, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 12 Bridge St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 12 Bridge St. is in process. Built in 1932, the one-story cottage has 572-square feet, is situated on a .51-acre waterfront property and last changed ownership, according to assessor records, in July 1995 for $140,000.. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

08/18/17 05:19 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, August 14, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 3 Ellery Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 3 Ellery Lane, near Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1955, the two-story split level has 2,822-square feet and is situated on a 1.04-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

08/14/17 01:09 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, August 07, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 34 Oak St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 34 Oak St., off Clinton Avenue, is in process. Built in 1940, the two-story colonial has 1,827-square feet, is situated on a .3-acre property and, according to assessor records, last changed ownership in January 2003. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

08/07/17 11:32 AM Comments () • Permalink

Sunday, August 06, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 4 Charbeth Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 4 Charbeth Lane, off Long Lots Road, is in process. Built in 1966, the two-story ranch has 2,313-square feet, is situated on a 1.11-acre property and, according to assessor records, last changed ownership in May 2011. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

08/06/17 08:13 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, July 31, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 36 Elm St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the building at Westport’s 36 Elm St, is in process. Built in 1900, the 1-1/2 story building has 3,866-square feet, is situated on a .15-acre property, and most recently changed ownership in February 2017 for $4.9 million. The building has housed the Villa del Sol Mexican restaurant and Design Within Reach, which has moved to 154 Post Road East. As first reported on July 13, 2017, Villa Del Sol will be moving to 170 Post Road West in space previously occupied by Peachwave. (See WestportNow July 13, 2017) Developer David Waldman purchased 36 Elm St. as part of a land swap with the town that would see construction of a retail and residential building across the street behind Lux Bond & Green. Because the building was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

   

07/31/17 05:27 PM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, July 22, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 14 Westport Ave.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Westport Ave., in the Compo Beach section, is in process. Built in 1932, the two-story conventional has 1,400-square feet, is situated on a .11-acre property and changed ownership in July 2016 for $1,250,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

07/22/17 06:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, July 21, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 101 Valley Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 101 Valley Road, between Green Farms Road and Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1924, the 1-3/4 story conventional has 1,355-square feet, is situated on a .35-acre property and, according to Town Assessor records, most recently changed ownership in April 2007 for $525,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

07/21/17 03:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

All Gone: 282 Compo Road South

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The house at 282 Compo Road South, near the Minute Man Monument, was demolished today. Built in 1965, the two-story colonial had 3,261-square feet on a .53-acre property. It changed ownership in April for $1.4 million. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on April 12, 2017.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matt Murray for WestportNow.com

   

07/19/17 02:22 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, July 17, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 16 Manitou Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 16 Manitou Road, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1955, the one-story split has 2,068-square feet and is situated on a 1.12-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

07/17/17 02:35 PM Comments () • Permalink

Thursday, June 29, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 23 Sterling Drive

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 23 Sterling Drive, in the Old Mill Beach section, is in process. Built in 1949, the 1-3/4 story cape has 2,099-square feet, is situated on a .29-acre property and, according to assessor records, last changed ownership in August 2011 for $1,475,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/29/17 05:36 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 10 Appletree Trail

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 10 Appletree Trail, in the Compo Beach section, is in process. Built in 1930, the 1-3/4 story cape has 1,345-square feet and is situated on a .12-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/17 11:05 AM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, June 23, 2017

Going Down: 20 Crooked Mile Road

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The house at Westport’s 20 Crooked Mile Road, off Cavalry Road, was demolished today. Built in 1965, the one-story ranch had 4,825-square feet, was situated on a 1.03-acre property, and changed ownership in November for $1,110,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on April 19, 2017. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

   

06/23/17 05:25 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 175A Cross Highway

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 175A Cross Highway is in process. Built in 1972, the one-story raised ranch has 1,416-square feet, is situated on a multi-dwelling three-acre property and changed ownership in March for $659,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/14/17 03:17 PM Comments () • Permalink

Thursday, June 08, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 96 Bayberry Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 96 Bayberry Lane is in process. Built in 1958, the one-story contemporary has 2,082-square feet and is situated on a 1.7-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/08/17 05:45 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 23 Old Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 23 Old Road, off Post Road East, is in process. Built in 1948, the 1-1/2 story cape has 1,532-square feet and is situated on a .69-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/31/17 10:24 AM Comments () • Permalink

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 45 Turkey Hill Road North

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 45 Turkey Hill Road North is in process. Built in 1951, the two-story colonial has 1,790-square feet and is situated on a one-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/30/17 06:40 PM Comments () • Permalink

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Covlee Drive

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.

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The house at 15 Covlee Drive is little changed from this 2005 photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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.”

Her action and the resulting WestportNow story (see WestportNow June 10, 2005) brought lots of attention to the retired dietitian. She died in July 2011 at age 82. (See WestportNow July 20, 2011)

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.

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05/23/17 09:43 AM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, May 22, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Valley Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 15 Valley Road, between Greens Farms Road and Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1955, the one-story split has 1,449-square feet, is situated on a .52-acre property and changed hands for $450,000 in March 2000, according to Town Assessor records. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/22/17 12:21 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, May 15, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 20 Bridge St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 20 Bridge St. is in process. Built in 1950, the one-story ranch has 1,256-square feet and is situated on a .72-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/15/17 12:40 PM Comments () • Permalink

Thursday, May 11, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 26 Highland Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 26 Highland Road, off Bayberry Lane, is in process. Built in 1958, the one-story split has 2,134-square feet and is situated on a one-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/11/17 10:35 AM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 26 Church St. South

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 26 Church St. South, near Hillandale Road, is in process. Built in 1950, the one-story ranch has 1,392-square feet and is situated on a .35-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/10/17 09:07 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, May 08, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 36 Minute Man Hill

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 36 Minute Man Hill is in process. Built in 1990, the 2-3/4 story custom colonial has 6,158-square feet, is on a one-acre property, and changed ownership in October 2016 for $5 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/08/17 07:02 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, May 01, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Spriteview Ave.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 15 Spriteview Ave., in the Saugatuck Shores section, is in process. Built in 1967, the one-story conventional has 1,944-square feet. is situated on a .22-acre property and changed ownership in January for $750,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

05/01/17 08:09 PM Comments () • Permalink

Thursday, April 27, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 2 Harding Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 2 Harding Lane, off Hillspoint Road, is in process. Built in 1958, the 1-1/4 story conventional has 2,131-square feet and is situated on a 1.02-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 22 Hale St.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 22 Hale St., near Greens Farms Road, is in process. Built in 1963, the one-story ranch has 1,008-square feet, is situated on a .27-acre property and changed ownership in March for $340,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/26/17 04:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, April 24, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 6 Hunting Lane

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 6 Hunting Lane, near Bulkley Avenue North, is in process. Built in 1946, the 1-1/4 story cape has 1,190-square feet and is situated on a .25-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/17 02:34 PM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, April 22, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 233 Hillspoint Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the building at Westport’s 233 Hillspoint Road is in process. Built in 1900, the two-story structure has 3,575-square feet, is situated on a .13-acre property and changed ownership in September 2014 for $2 million. Because the structure was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. Until 2015 for 15 years, it was home to Positano Ristorante, now located exit to the Westport Country Playhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/22/17 02:13 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 20 Crooked Mile Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 20 Crooked Mile Road, off Cavalry Road, is in process. Built in 1965, the one-story ranch has 4,825-square feet, is situated on a 1.03-acre property and changed ownership in November for $1,110,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/19/17 01:00 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, April 17, 2017

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 17 Stony Brook Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 17 Stony Brook Road, in the Old Hill section, is in process. Built in 1949, the one-story ranch has 1,583-square feet and is situated on a .5-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

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