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Rowayton Home Owned By Famed Sailboat Designer Listed For $2.95M

The home at 213 Rowayton Ave. owned by Bruce Kirby.
The home at 213 Rowayton Ave. owned by Bruce Kirby. Photo Credit: William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
The home at 213 Rowayton Ave. owned by Bruce Kirby.
The home at 213 Rowayton Ave. owned by Bruce Kirby. Photo Credit: William Pitt Sotheby's

ROWAYTON, Conn. -- A five-bedroom waterfront home on the banks of the Five Mile River in Rowayton owned by renowned sailboat designer Bruce Kirby, most known for his creation of the Laser Class sailboat, is now for sale.

William Pitt Sotheby International Realty has listed the estate for $2.95 million.

Kirby’s work history is as varied as his boat designs. He began his career as a Canadian newspaperman, and eventually became editor of Yacht Racing. In addition, Kirby participated in three Olympic Games for Canada, and has won two World Championships and three North American Championships. He also holds wins in offshore races, and is a member of several Halls of Fame.

Kirby currently focuses on his design career, which includes the successful boat designing company, Bruce Kirby Marine. His designs range in size from small dinghies to 12-meter yachts, with his most successful project being the Laser, a popular one-design, small sailing dinghy that emphasizes simplicity and performance.

The home at 213 Rowayton Ave. peers down over Five Mile River, an inlet separating the village of Rowayton and the town of Darien. The five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, waterfront home is sunlit all year round, offering sunset views and an abundance of surrounding coastal wildlife. The residence rests high above the water, yet still boasts 238 feet of direct waterfront access, as well as a deep water dock.​

“This home presents the ultimate waterfront lifestyle,” said Darien agent Andrea Kostanecki, who represents the home. “Its features and amenities are simply magnificent, with superb panoramic views to match.”

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