CT home with retractable glass ceiling designed by Hudson Yards architect listed for nearly $7M

Think of a quintessential ‘beach house:’ the first thoughts that are likely come to mind are seaside color schemes and shutter-flanked cottages. But the coastal home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport expands the definition of what a shoreline house might look like.

Listed for $6.95 million, the 2021 glass-encased Westport home has views of the Long Island Sound from every room, according to the listing, and features floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors throughout the home.

The home was designed by Westport architectural firm Roger Ferris + Partners, which has designed several local homes in addition to commercial properties such as Hudson Yards in New York City and Kenmore Square in Boston. The architectural firm also designed spaces in Connecticut like Paci Restaurant in Southport, Bruculino Restaurant in Norwalk and Equinox Fitness in Southport

The 4,250 square-foot home features “European live-sawn oak hardwood floors,” according to the listing, as well as custom millwork and a kitchen with from finishes German-based furniture brand Bulthaup, which has a Greenwich showroom. The kitchen is on the home’s main level, along with a dining room, living room and office. All have water views, according to the listing. 

The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a 1,500 square-foot rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 

The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a 1,500 square-foot rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 


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The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 

The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 


Oliver Bencosme Photography / Contributed Photo

The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 

The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 


Oliver Bencosme Photography / Contributed Photo

The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 

The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a rooftop deck accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. 


Oliver Bencosme Photography / Contributed Photo


The home on 131 Beachside Avenue in Westport, Conn. has a rooftop deck. / Oliver Bencosme Photography / Contributed Photos

Jenny Bentley, one of the house’s listing agents, described in an email the “dramatic” floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace that “not only anchors the room, but acts as a piece of art in and of itself.”

The Beachside Avenue house has four bedrooms and four full bathrooms, and its primary suite has 270-degree water views. The three remaining bedrooms are on the home’s second level, the listing notes, and they each have their own en-suite bathrooms.

A 1,500 square-foot rooftop deck is accessible through a retractable glass ceiling. The deck is made from floating paneled floors and has a glass railing around the perimeter to allow for unobstructed water views. The outdoor living space features a round saltwater Gunite pool.


According real estate website Redfin, average homes for sale in Westport tend to sell for about 1 percent above the listing price and will sell in approximately 62 days. “Hot homes,” or those Redfin defines as homes “expected to be the among the most competitive” on the market, can sell for around 6 percent above the listing price and sell in about 28 days.