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Available on the market / Westport home boats privateness, but is only a stroll from city

WESTPORT — Step into the renovated colonial home at 38 Evergreen Ave. and the artistic inspiration that resides inside its partitions is nearly palpable.

This 4,300-square-foot home was the residence of two artistic geniuses, each of whom left a considerable mark on the artwork world, and one who additionally left an indelible affect on the music business. Famed illustrator Harold von Schmidt (1893-1982) bought the house for his household. His son, Eric Von Schmidt, later returned to his childhood dwelling and lived there till his passing in 2007.

Harold, a California native, mentioned in a Westport Information article of Oct. 17, 1968, “I knew a few fellows from the west, Clinton Shepherd and John Held; each had homes right here and I had grown up with them. After which we noticed this home… we favored it and stayed.” John Held (1889-1958), additionally a well known illustrator, lived in neighboring Weston and his house is at present in the marketplace as properly.

Harold’s work was typically revealed within the Saturday Night Submit and Collier’s, and he was “ranked with artist Frederick Remington as one of many nation’s main chroniclers of the West.” He obtained the primary gold medal of the Cowboy Corridor of Fame in Oklahoma. Harold’s former studio on the 1.53-acre property is now a visitor cottage and has been accepted as a authorized rental. He was referred to within the Oct. 1968 Westport Information story as “a veritable city father,” and in the identical newspaper on Sept. 12, 1975 he was known as a “human landmark” for his quite a few civic duties together with service on the Board of Selectman and Police Fee.

In a February 2001 Westport journal article Linda M. Clifford recognized Eric Von Schmidt as “a person as expert with a paintbrush as with a guitar choose.” Eric was a Grammy Award-winning musician, singer and composer who recorded six solo albums, and his songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, James Taylor, and Johnny Money. “In the event you’ve cherished people music from the 1960s on, you most likely owe a debt to Eric von Schmidt,” in accordance with a Jan. 2018 Sarasota journal story. He additionally obtained an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers’ lifetime achievement award. As an artist Eric illustrated the Joan Baez songbook, created large-scale work of “Custer’s Final Stand” and “The Storming of the Alamo.” And he was commissioned by Academy Award-winning actor and fellow Westport resident Paul Newman to color panels at Newman’s Gap-in-the-Wall Gang Camp, and he designed the unique packaging for Newman’s Personal Roadside Virgin Lemonade.

The home that each Renaissance males known as dwelling was inbuilt 1927 and renovated from high to backside in 2008. The home alone is value contemplating however it’s elevated additional by its prime location and the options it accommodates. The extent and sloping property adjoins Winslow Park and has a bridge over the brook within the personal yard to a path main straight into the park. This home can be strolling distance to downtown retailers and eating places.

Extra Data


STYLE: Colonial

ADDRESS: 38 Evergreen Avenue

PRICE: $1,699,000


FEATURES: waterfrontage, brook views, 1.53-acre degree and sloping property, personal setting, views of and entry to Winslow Park, visitor cottage accepted as a authorized rental, bocce court docket, grotto, patio, moist bar, balcony, 4 fireplaces (one exterior), zoned central air con and heating system, walk-up attic and pull-down attic stairs, stone wall, connected two-car underneath home storage, totally completed partial basement, 4 bedrooms (all en suite), 4 full and one half baths

SCHOOLS: Saugatuck Elementary, Bedford Center, Staples Excessive Faculty

ASSESSMENT: $1,080,600

MILL RATE: 16.86 mills

TAXES: $18,219

There’s a bocce court docket within the yard and a fieldstone grotto with a built-in fire and grill. There may be at the very least one pool web site have been the following house owners excited about putting in an in-ground swimming pool. A stone wall traces the entrance of the property. The pebble driveway lined in Belgium block accommodates a number of autos for these bocce video games and barbecues within the yard. Inside, the prepare dinner’s kitchen, that includes a cobalt blue professional-grade Viking vary as its focus, can cater to the day by day wants of the household and the entertaining of friends.

The lounge incorporates a pink brick fire, wide-planked hardwood flooring and uncovered beams which might be authentic to the home. A Dutch door opens from the lounge right into a examine or library. It accesses a butler’s pantry with a moist bar and the household room, which has sliding doorways to the bluestone patio. It’s open to the kitchen. The eat-in a part of the kitchen has a built-in banquette, pantry closet, and there are two middle islands topped with marble counters. The eating room has paneling on the decrease partitions and a bay window.

Upstairs, there are 4 en suite bedrooms, the main bedroom in its personal personal wing. It has an onyx fire, a big sitting space, a protracted wall of closets, built-in bookshelves, marble tub, and two separate doorways to a non-public balcony.

Within the basement there’s a playroom. The renovated visitor cottage has a brand new kitchen and tub.

For extra info or to arrange an appointment to see the home contact Cyd Hamer of William Pitt Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty at 917-744-5089 or

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