Photo courtesy of Mott & Chace Sotheby's International Realty

A seaside home in the South Coast’s western-most town recently sold for a jaw-dropping $1 million over the asking price, according to the listing agent.

The spacious ranch at 2015 Main Road in Westport was listed for $2.5 million but sold in late June for $3.65 million according to public records.

Listing agent Liz Kinnane, of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty in Providence, Rhode Island, said the property was in “move-in condition” thanks to the previous owners’ care.

“They were very good homeowners. The kitchen was modern. The bathrooms were upgraded,” she said.

The buyer – listed in the deed as a trust – don’t plan to tear down the 1980-vintage, Kinnane said.

“A family did buy it and they were buying it for long-term use. The house had not been offered for sale for up to 40 years,” she said. “These houses don’t come up that often so when they do, there’s a lot of interest.”

The west-facing, 3,736-square-foot, three-bed, three-bath home sits on 1.16 acres, most of which is taken up by a grand lawn that gambols down to the Westport River, an inlet that quickly curves and spills into the Atlantic Ocean just outside Buzzards Bay. The area is also subject to a historic district that significantly restricts development and neighbors’ design choices. That setting created “stunning” property, Kinnane said.

“We had put it out to the agents we normally do and had multiple views. We had people back-to-back-to-back and the momentum was building all week long,” she said. “We ultimately had 5 offers, and we actually had another buyer not too far behind [the winning one]. All the offers were over the ask.”

The property ultimately went pending on June 6.

“You try to hit the sweet spot [with pricing] to get people to come see it and then let buyers dictate the value,” Kinnane said.

Westport Home Sells for $1M Over Asking

by James Sanna time to read: 1 min