Calcagni Real Estate Announces New Construction Listing with Sweeping Water Views of Old Saybrook
From the moment you arrive at 16 Cove Street in Old Saybrook, you are transported to a retreat from the stresses of daily life. This magical parcel of land–set on South Cove and once home to a fishing shack–has been preserved with utmost care to showcase its natural beauty.
Built by Rebuilt Companies’ Todd DiPentima and Mike Riccio (who is also a Calcagni Real Estate agent), this new construction home has received approval from the Connecticut River Gateway Commission.16 Cove Street is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live on one of Connecticut’s most beautiful sightlines to the surrounding water.
Upon pulling up the cobblestone-accented driveway, you are met with breathtaking views of Fenwick and Lynde Point Lighthouses, South Cove, the Connecticut River, and Long Island Sound. The home, resplendent with windows that allow sweeping vistas from every room in the house, features all new Maybec cedar bleaching shingles with Azek trim, capturing the timeless charm of coastal New England. As you approach the front door, you are met with a front garden fully landscaped with beach stone treatment.
Enter the front door and step onto washed white oak wood flooring with white trim and casings, the result of custom millwork specific to this home. The effect is elevated yet relaxed, creating a beach-chic aesthetic throughout. Walls of windows flank a sitting area that can be used as a living space or open-plan office; from there, enter the living room and your eye is immediately drawn to the sleek-yet- cozy sheet porcelain fireplace, complete with a 6” recessed nook for a TV or prominent piece of artwork. Off to the side of the living room, a pocket door leads to a powder room featuring textured wall paper that mimic the undulations of ocean waves.
In the kitchen, the nautically-inspired white shiplap ceiling holds recessed lighting that shines over the textured granite island and counters, creating a well-lit work and gathering space for home chefs and guests. Oversized white subway tiles create a timeless backsplash and highlight the sleek, hardware-free cabinetry with hidden push-to-open hardware. A Bertazzoni appliance package with built-in refrigerator, dishwasher and white, extra-wide 48” gas range add a beautiful yet highly functional flair. The kitchen sink, positioned in front of a window so you never have to miss out on the breathtaking view, features an on-demand hot water spigot. Across the kitchen, a driftwood wet bar houses a wine fridge–ideal for refilling glasses as you entertain guests on the deck. A glass pantry with a frameless glass door allows for practical storage without blocking the flow of natural light from one room to another.
In the dining room, an eye-catching light fixture invites guests to gather around the table and enjoy the surrounding views, visible from nearly all angles of the house.
Ascend the white oak treads of the staircase–complete with white posts and stainless steel wire stair rails–to the owner’s and guests’ suites.
Enter the owner’s bedroom and you are greeted by an actual sea glass chandelier. Roomy enough to accommodate a king-sized along one wall or a queen-sized bed that would allow for a view of Cove, this bedroom features a closet that is also framed for a 1 stop shaftless elevator, pre-wired for future (optional) installation.
This suite is fully automated, with all lights capable of being operated by voice control.
In the owner’s spa bathroom, separated from the bedroom by a pocket door, step onto timer-controlled heated tile floors and enjoy the fully self-contained steam unit with three heads. The Sonos sound system allows you to play music while in the shower, creating a true spa experience in the convenience of your own home. The two Brizo shower heads–one rain and one hand-held– mounted on the sheet porcelain walls look out to the surrounding vista from a tinted window, as frosted glass in the water closet allows for ample privacy around the Crosswater Resa Spa Toilet.
Down the hall, a two bedroom guest suite is ideal for entertaining, as it features a full wet bar, wine fridge, coffee maker, and sink for guests to enjoy morning coffee or a nightcap without disturbing the rest of the house.
Featured above is one of two wet bars in the home
In the guest bathrooms, pebble tile flooring and complimentary surrounding tile on the walls brings the outdoors in. Kohler wall-hung toilets, Crosswater 28” wall-hung vanities and Brizo faucets in the guest baths create a clean, modern aesthetic that merges seamlessly with the beachy whites, grays, and blues throughout the rest of the house.
No matter where you or your guests are in the house, sound speakers and a Sonos sound system keep music playing with a touch of the button. A security system with motion detection, remote access inclusive of temperature control, front and rear cameras, two exterior opererational lights and 1 interior light provide peace of mind to all who dwell here.
While the windows that grace nearly every wall of this spectacular home will no doubt allow for a relaxing cross-breeze off the water, it is still equipped with a state-of-the-art HVAC system, including 2 separate heat pump systems with two zones. All rooms are ducted for heat and air conditioning, with condensers mounted above floor level on the west elevation of the home.
Outside, a TimberTech white-wash cedar deck is the ideal spot to enjoy a morning coffee or evening cocktail; the wire railings provide safety without obstructing the view. The rear and side yards are raked and seeded, and the garage–complete with a newly poured concrete floor–allows for off-street parking. A three bedroom septic system with leaching fields is also found on the property.
16 Cove Street in Old Saybrook is a love letter to the beauty of Connecticut’s shoreline, and a testament to the superior craftsmanship that Rebuilt Homes has lent to every detail of this stunning home. With its idyllic location and the thoughtful details that showcase the nature that surrounds it, this home is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the best that Connecticut has to offer.