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Step Back In Time At 18th Century Coastal Commander's Southport Home

608 Harbor Road, Southport, Conn. Photo Credit: Contributed
608 Harbor Road, Southport, Conn. Photo Credit: Contributed
608 Harbor Road, Southport, Conn. Photo Credit: Contributed

SOUTHPORT, Conn. -- Built in 1808, the Captain Jeremiah Sturges House on Harbor Road in Southport overlooks the picturesque Southport Harbor, offered elegant coastal tranquility for more than two centuries.

"This home is in one of the most beautiful locations in Southport and has been wonderfully preserved," said Victoria Fingelly, a real estate agent at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing the home.

Once belonging to Captain Jeremiah Sturges, a leader of Connecticut's coastal defenses during the War of 1812, the home was built when Southport was little more than a small port for farming and local trade. During the conflict, the Long Island Sound played host to a series of battles, forcing Fairfield County residents to establish their own coastal protection, several of which Sturges commanded.

Priced at $5,995,000, 608 Harbor Road in Southport offers views of the historic harbor and Sasco Hill. The classically Federally styled house features quintessential period details such as columns spanning the expansive porch, oval windows and a second story terrace. Other amenities include a wine cellar, a conservatory, a swimming pool, a fire pit and 4,084 square feet of living space.

Containing four bedrooms, four full baths, a living room, library, formal dining room, a spacious sleeping porch and master and guest bedrooms complete with fireplaces, 608 Harbor Road offers modern appeal. Sitting on nearly half an acre of land in an ideal location, homes in the neighborhood have become prized by buyers seeking history, modern luxury and waterfront views.

"Upon entering the house, you receive the full impact of the superb quality of construction and architectural materials as well as the expert design elements of renowned interior designer Tom Scheerer throughout each room," said Fingelly. "Of special note, is Interior Designer, Tom Sheerer's iconic kitchen 'Plate Backsplash.'"

Despite being more than 200-years old, the house remains modern and very livable. The home’s interior has been renovated and now features beautiful hardwood flooring and a large updated kitchen. "This home is built so well and has such amazing detail," said Fingelly. "The combination of the historic significance and the overall beauty is sure to delight anyone."

Click here to find out more about 608 Harbor Road or other listings by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

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