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Location, Location, Location – 225 Main Street

Location, Location, Location…and Brilliant Features

Only a half block from downtown’s busy shops and restaurants, the Leifer Properties building at 225 Main Street is the perfect commercial property for rent in Westport you’ve been searching for! Coveted for being in the happening area of town, it also boasts beautiful views overlooking the Saugatuck River in the rear and access to Veterans Green in the front.

A few special features of the building exterior include masonry construction and oversized windows. Not to mention the newly installed heated front sidewalks, the perfect necessity for these cold winter months; both for safety and comfort! Also newly installed, in an effort to achieve a more environmentally responsible and efficient building, are LED lights and a converted heating system, taking the building from electric to natural gas.

Of the available 300-1500 sq ft tenant spaces, three in particular have recently been renovated with beautiful floors and décor. One brand new interior office was even cleverly outfitted with specially lit “windows” that provide the sensation of real sunlight. All tenants have access to private parking, both for themselves and their guests; a true luxury in this downtown location!

Leasing a space at 225 Main Street, you will join a well-rounded group of professionals including doctors, dentists, lawyers, counselors, nutritionists and more. So take advantage of the convenience, be in-the-know, and get your Westport office space for lease today at 225 Main Street!

One Turkey Hill, Modern Interior finishes with a Traditional Exterior

Driving by One Turkey Hill Road South, also known as 1276 Post Road East, Westporters can see a commercial property for lease in Westport with a mix of retail and professional space. The 15,000 square foot location has inviting lobbies and offices with oversized windows and cathedral ceilings. Current tenants are an eclectic mix of professionals including architects, entrepreneurs, therapists, attorneys, accountants, marketers, and retailers.

What Westporters may not know is the story behind this historical locale. The building was actually the headquarters of the Sports Car Club of America. Started in Westport in the early 1940’s, the SCCA was formed to be a member motorsports organization for both club and professional events. Actively involved was well-known American entrepreneur and sportsman Briggs Cunningham. Cunningham was featured on the cover of Time magazine, owned the 1st Ferrari, built the Chrysler C-4R racing car, competed in a 24 hour auto race called Le Mans, and held an American Cup title from 1958. He was married to Lucy Bedford, daughter of Standard Oil heir F.T. Bedford, also notable members of the Westport community. Now 60,000 members strong, the SCCA is located in Topeka, Kansas after 30 years in Denver, Colorado.

Some Westport office space for lease at 1276 Post Road East has the original Mansion wood floors that have been expertly refinished. We believe Mr. Cunningham, along with prominent Westport auto racer and SCCA member for over 30 years, Paul Newman, would have been proud of our appreciation for this building and desire to share its’ history with our tenants and fellow Westporters.

Leifer Properties sponsors the Westport Historical Society Annual Holiday House Tour

As a 38 year sponsor of the Westport Historical Society, Leifer Properties is committed to supporting prominent and meaningful organizations in town. Founded in 1889, this organization works to educate, preserve and celebrate the history of Westport, Connecticut.

This past weekend, Leifer Properties sponsored their annual holiday house tour on December 10, 2017, which highlighted homes that showcase how modern families can adapt historic properties for 21st Century living. Honoring the 31st anniversary of this event, these 18th and 19th Century homes were on view with beautiful seasonal decor. To create a memorable holiday experience for the near 400 guests, there was also an opportunity for local shopping, treats such as hot cider and cookies, and festive music. It is also heartening to see that some of the wonderful tenants at Leifer Properties, such as The Tailored Home, were sponsors of this worthy Westport event.

In 1979, Leifer Properties won the Historical Preservation Award for saving, renovating, and converting the Assumption Church’s former convent building on Riverside Avenue into Westport’s first condominiums. This came to fruition after a proposal to the Planning and Zoning Commission that condominium ownership would be a good idea for Westport to adopt, especially to preserve larger historically significant older structures, such as what became The Convent Condominiums.

Over the years, the company has been awarded the Post Road Beautification Award and the Westport Society’s Historical Preservation Award six subsequent times for various adaptive repurposing renovation projects on Sylvan Road South, Imperial Avenue, and Church Lane.

“We are fortunate to live in a town with such rich history, including when George Washington stopped in at the then Disbrow Tavern on Church Lane in 1775 on his way South during the Revolution. We applaud the work of the Historical Society so that future generations can learn and appreciate the evolution of our special town,” said Roger Leifer

 

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Local Artist Drew Klotz featured at Leifer Properties

Leifer Properties proudly features artwork by Fairfield County artist Drew Klotz, whose early interest in the aerodynamics of flight directed his creative talents to unique kinetic sculptures. Drew’s artwork caught the eye of Roger Leifer about 8 years ago while he was visiting the Bruce Museum Art Show in Greenwich with his sculptor friend Gary Trazek (Kineticsteelcom). After viewing Drew’s brightly painted high quality enamel kinetic sculptures revolve and dance with the wind, he felt these works of art would look great in front of some of his properties and also wanted to provide public artwork for Westporters to enjoy as they travel around town.

To find the perfect visible locations for the works Drew would design, Roger toured some of his properties with Drew and his wife, fine artist Audrey Moffley Klotz. Joining them on this tour were Gary Trazek from Miami and Jim Martin (jimmartinsculpture.com) from California, artist friends whose work he already owns.

Drew had one work that consisted of circles on both ends of 2 rotating swiveling arms, and Roger asked if he could re-design that particular piece to be displayed at Leifer Properties medical center, The Willows, on Kings Highway North. Drew did some sketches with female and male symbols, fabricated the piece, and installed it at the location. Then an amazing thing happened. Approximately 6 months later, Yale Fertility Center (yalefertilitycntr.com) was looking for a location in Westport, and decided on The Willows. Roger now believes, “If you build it, they will come!” With the male and female symbols dancing in the wind in front of their center, you have the miracles of modern science in the shadow of Drew Klotz’s whimsical sculpture.

Over the years, Roger has received many positive comments about Drew’s work from tenants at all his locations as well as Westport residents and visitors to town. Westport is a community that truly values art and design, and Leifer Properties is proud to bring more public outdoor highly visible works of “Happy Art”.​

Leifer Properties along with David Adam Realty purchase of Sconset Square

This past summer Leifer Properties, along with David Adam Realty, purchased Sconset Square in downtown Westport. Once known as Sherwood Square, the location is centered around a parking lot on Myrtle Avenue and has some of the community’s most desirable décor boutiques and one sophisticated french bistro. Notable tenants include Bungalow, HB Home, Swoon, The Concept Gallery / Kerri Rosenthal, White Birch Studio, and Le Penguin. Being one of the town’s premier interior design destination, it is no surprise we are committed to maintaining the highest quality aesthetic. Our recent installation of beautiful fall ‘mums’ and freshly painted bright blue benches outside the restaurant create a welcoming environment to those shopping in the square or strolling down Post Road. While our commitment to impeccable landscaping and structural improvements is strong, the flagpole from a yacht owned by former owner B.V. Brooks will keep its noteworthy spot. Sconset Square will remain an important locale to work, shop and dine in downtown Westport.

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