Westbrook House Rental Photos and Description
House, Studio + Loft, 1 1/2 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Contemporary studio, sited on a five acre compound, was built by owner/architect/sculptor on the peaceful Connecticut Shoreline...Enjoy the sculpture meadow and salt marsh on the Patchogue River with direct tidal river access to Long Island Sound and the Stuart B. McKinney Nature Conservancy …Studio, featured on HGTV's program 'Off Beat America', has leaning exterior wall clad with copper scales…Wide plank oak floors milled from trees removed from the construction site… Dramatic great room with 12’ ceiling… Truly unique eating area…Stairs to loft and carved butcher block kitchen sink hand-built by the owner…Private dock on the Patchogue with benches great for morning coffee, reading, enjoying sunsets, listening to the singing bridge and viewing masts of boats from all over the world docked at Pilots Point Marina…Enjoy seasonal produce from the owners' garden...Charter a fishing boat to catch your own or purchase fresh fish at local markets...Town Beach is less than one mile (beach pass included)...Salt marsh is home to osprey, great blue herons, snowy egrets, cormorants and native song birds…Kayaking, canoing, fishing and crabbing encouraged!
Conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston…30 minute drive to Block Island, Orient Point and Fishers Island ferries…Close to Connecticut’s casinos…Vast variety of excellent restaurants featuring everything from French Bistro cuisine to fried local seafood at Bill's Seafood and Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale…Visit historic Essex Village, Mystic Seaport, Gillette Castle, Florence Griswold Museum, Good Speed Opera House...Enjoy a Connecticut River cruise and unspoiled taverns featuring live music…Convenient to Amtrak and Shoreline East train service.
Keywords: Contemporary studio
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- not suitable for children
Bob and I lived in Chelsea and worked in Manhattan when we became weekenders in Westbrook. Bob, an architect and sculptor, designed and built an artist's studio for himself which was completed in 2003. Since retiring and moving to Westbrook year round, we rebuilt the main house while we lived in the studio. It was such a unique experience that we decided to share the studio with guests during the warmer months of the year (May - November). It's been great fun for us, and we have enjoyed sharing it with visitors from all over the world. Our visitors have enriched our lives as well as theirs!
We were looking for a location on a salt marsh where 'life begins'. The five acres provided a place where Bob could pursue his passion for sculpting outdoors and Ilsa, an avid cook, could pursue her passion and grow our own produce. The site provided space for almost everything that we could dream of. We built a 75' by 5' raised bed vegetable garden and an artist's studio. An open meadow is the home of sculptures and wildflowers. This is truly a place to live with nature...but we do miss Manhattan!
'It's just one of a kind'!