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In today’s world, our work life has bumped up against our home life. We answer client emails at night, and we respond to texts about work on the weekends. If work and home are not fully merged, there is, at least, a blend of the two. In a more literal sense, it goes another level in a new residential development The Mill Westport (themillwestport.com). The historic working mill—once home to Lee’s Manufacturing, which made tinsel ribbon, cord fringe, twine and candle wicks— is now a new option for people who want to live the good life in Westport.

Located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk from downtown, the complex has thirty-one units, ranging in size. The 1880s brick exterior and rectangular shape call to mind the past of the place, but the inside is loaded with today’s way of living. It has a pool and sun lounges, an outdoor bar and patio, exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and large drop lighting.

The Vintage Modern residences feature exposed brick, wood plank ceilings, and exposed beams.
The main bedroom’s light wood floors.

Also, it has concierge services to help with deliveries, to have the car brought up front, or to simply have an extra set of hands to get the tasks of everyday living done. You know it’s different as you walk up the large porte-cochere entry and wave to friends as you pass by the public seating area on the way to your home.

As for the residences (starting at $1,655,000), they are all open-floor plan with large windows and light wood floors. They’re naturally bright, with wood, stone and leather accents. The waterfall-edge kitchen island, linear gas fireplace and Subzero and Wolf appliances are the extras that add to the sophistication without the work. You’ll also find full-size washer/dryer machines. You’ll get lots of light thanks to the sliding-glass room dividers and the full glass walls. Space-saving pocket doors, high ceilings, white paint and refined minimalism also brighten up the everyday, wrapped up in the Vintage Modern style­—a combination of white, wood and glass walls with exposed steel brackets, stone lintels and brick corbels.

When you need to sweat, hit the Health & Wellness Center, with Peloton bikes and treadmills, Kinesis Personal Vision by Technogym—and a view of the best town around. You’ve worked hard for your success, and The Mill is born of work. Now, it’s time to enjoy the good life.

The Mill Cafe, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning.
The forty-five-foot pool, for lap swimming, and the hot tub, for pure relaxation after a long day. Be sure to check out the nearby patio with outdoor fireplace, kitchen and barbecue.

Artist renderings, contributed

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