Charming Bungalow in Black Rock Neighborhood


Charming Craftsman Style Bungalow in Historic Black Rock $459,000
295 Gilman Street, Bridgeport (Black Rock), CT
Property Details:
Circa: 1918
Style: Craftsman Style Bungalow
Type: Single Family Residential
Rooms: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3 full
Sq. Feet: 1,860
Acreage: 0.27
Est. Taxes: $9,437
Heating: Radiant/Oil
Garage: 2 car
Agent: For Sale By Owner
(203) 913-9642
Description:
The minute you step onto the broad front porch, you will imagine relaxing on the hammock and watching a sunset over Ash Creek. Once inside this beautifully-maintained home in St. Mary's by the Sea, you'll discover a completely renovated kitchen combining the best of old and new, from tin ceilings to Jenn-Air ovens. The space is friendly to the experienced chef or kitchen novice with a five-burner Dacor cooktop, LG fridge and dishwasher, and Legacy cabinets. The work space is sixteen linear feet of Pietra de Cardosa countertop and five feet of butcher-block rounded out by the addition of home office space with plenty of storage. This 1916 craftsman-style bungalow with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a second-floor laundry and 1860 sq ft of living space is warm and inviting. The light-filled interior, handsome woodwork and wood-burning fireplace add to the ambiance. The home has a new roof on the main house and garage and both have been recently painted. The new oil furnace provides even, cozy warmth through a combination of updated radiant/baseboard heat. Windows are thermal pane throughout, floors are hardwood and the original built-in cabinets have been maintained to preserve the authenticity of this period home. Outside, explore the professionally-landscaped .27 acre lot surrounded by a privacy hedge. Featured in the June issue of Money magazine, the 40 x 50' garden has been organically maintained during its 10-year history. The garden features a dining patio, raised beds, fountain, 3-tree apple orchard and rustic benches to enjoy in complete seclusion. Additional features include 2-car detached garage and deck. The location is convenient to the neighborhood restaurants and shops, local train stations, marinas and beaches. (Square Footage based on appraisal provided by seller & differs from Public Records. Verification by buyer required.)…
What I love:
Sitting on the front porch and watching the sun set over Ash Creek. Relaxing on the garden patio. Cooking up a great meal in our beautifully renovated kitchen. Soaking in the huge antique tub downstairs. Dinner with friends on the deck.
Neighborhood Description:
Black Rock is an eclectic, artsy and friendly neighborhood. The area known as St. Mary's by the Sea is situated on a peninsula on Long Island Sound. The community has lots of beautiful seaside cottages and great views of Ash Creek and the Sound. Local restaurants and night life are an easy walk to Fairfield Ave. The train station is just 5 minutes away, with NYC an easy 75-minute commute. It's the perfect place to live in Fairfield County.

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