A Shingle-Clad Colonial Beckons Along The Connecticut Seashore

Exterior view of the home
The charming shingle-clad home in the Shorehaven area of East Norwalk, Connecticut, was recently renovated and enhanced. Asking price: $3.399 million. (The Higgins Group Private Brokerage)

With the Atlantic coastline, a river and islands, Norwalk, Connecticut, has much to offer in terms of natural beauty. There are also Greek, Scottish and oyster festivals; lighthouses, museums and an aquarium. Its history runs deep.

This renovated residence in the Shorehaven area of East Norwalk sits on more than an acre along a quiet residential street. Steps from Long Island Sound and Calf Pasture Beach, the shingle-clad Colonial and attached guest cottage take in views of a tidal inlet and the sunrise. Water birds and wildlife thrive in the seashore environment.

Ideal for extended family, guests or remote working, the nearly 8,200 square feet of living space includes six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A screened-in porch extends the living area outdoors, as does the wrap-around deck.

Windows at the sides and top of the entry door bring natural light into the two-story foyer, where wood-plank floors extend into the open plan living space.

The roomy kitchen centers on a long two-level island with bar seating and a cooktop. Windows encircle the dining room, which has 270-degree views.

Corner fireplaces anchor two of the main living areas. The primary suite opens to a balcony.

There’s a kitchenette and dining space in the guest cottage, which sits directly off the pool area with a built-in grill and a large patio. It’s attached to the three-car garage.

The recent refurbishment of the house, built in 2001, included the addition of glass railings and new lighting.

A heated freeform pool sits at the back of the house. Lawn, trees and mature landscaping complete the grounds.

Danna Rogers and Jennifer Kass of The Higgins Group Private Brokerage are the listing agents for 7 Shorehaven Road, Norwalk, Connecticut. The asking price is US $3.399 million.

The property is near a private golf club, a yacht club and a residents-only dog park. Schools, restaurants and shopping are all close at hand.

The Higgins Group Private Brokerage is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.


During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.

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