6 Wild Rose Road

This feature by Bob Weingarten, chair of the Westport Historical Society’s House Research and Plaque Committee and a Realtor with William Raveis Real Estate Company, highlights some of the more than 190 houses in Westport that display the Westport Historical Society plaque. Today’s entry is 6 Wild Rose Road owned by Julie and Bob Fatherley. Their plaque identifies their home as the Courtney Cottage built in 1919. Charles and Louise Courtney were blue collar workers and built their 600-square foot craftsman cottage from land that was subdivided by the Beers brothers. Except for an addition in the back of the house in 1984, the cottage has been preserved in its original design, both inside and out. The Fatherleys purchased their home in 1989 after living in several antique houses, including a field stone Delaware 1751 farmhouse. Moving to Westport, they were looking for a “one-floor older home in a cultural community.” Little did they know that almost 20 years later their unusual example of a Fairfield County craftsman cottage home would be included in the Gorham Avenue Historic District. They are strong supporters of the preservation of Westport.    Bob Weingarten for WestportNow.com