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A classic shingled exterior gives way to a cozy and contemporary interior and a private swimming spot means you can spend all day in the water with this for-sale home.

Built in 1965 and completely remodeled inside, this Westport, Connecticut, home sits on Canfield Island, with almost 360-degree views of the water around it. The charming exterior has classic light blue shingles and white trim for a perfectly coastal look, while the tall grasses and lush landscaping that surround the house offer privacy and an opportunity to put your green thumb to work (or maybe work on finding your green thumb).

The private lagoon next to the house offers plenty of room for swimming or relaxing on your favorite floatie. The house also comes with two docks, with access to Long Island Sound. (Boat not included.)

Inside, this rare island house has been transformed into a modern retreat, with light walls and a color scheme that uses earthy tones to contrast beautifully with the blue sea and sky outside. The muted colors and soft textures throughout make the space feel relaxed and casual. Many of the rooms have water views, including the master bath, which also boasts a soaking tub and dual vanities.

Photo: Videler Photography
 Photo: Videler Photography

The home comes with two living spaces: a more formal space with a fireplace and skylights and a casual family room, which has vaulted ceilings, three walls of windows overlooking the water, and outdoor access. The central living space has an open-concept layout, with an airy kitchen that has striking wood cabinetry and updated appliances. The home has wood floors in many of the rooms, with high ceilings in the living and family rooms.

This home has four beds and three baths. The interior is 2,609 square feet on a lot that’s just larger than two and a half acres, with the aforementioned docks and private lagoon and an outdoor fireplace. Scroll on for more images:

Photo: Videler Photography
 Photo: Videler Photography
Photo: Videler Photography
 Photo: Videler Photography
Photo: Videler Photography
 Photo: Videler Photography
Photo: Videler Photography
 Photo: Videler Photography

This Connecticut home is listed by Susan Vanech of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty for just under $5.5 million—check out more images, with more listing information, here.

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