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Connecticut, Cool Listings, More Top Stories, Quirky Homes

In Weston, Connecticut, about an hour-and-a-half drive from NYC, you can buy this amazingly converted church for $865,000, the price of a very tiny one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Built in 1890, the former Swedish church has been transformed into a quirky yet beautiful single-family home, complete with stained-glass windows, cathedral ceilings, and wooden ceilings beams. At 2,382 square feet, it has three bedrooms, plus a lovely rear patio.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons, Historic Homes

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

In Sag Harbor Village, this $3,250,000 house shares all the history of its neighborhood. It was built in 1792 but updated with a modern take on its 18th-century origins. Throughout you’ll find handcrafted millwork and ironwork, wide-plank oak floors, and shiplap ceiling with exposed wood beams. And it’s just steps to both Sag Harbor Cove and all the shops and restaurants along Main Street.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

All photos by Randy O’Rourke

A sprawling property in Connecticut that has a five-bedroom main residence, a 50-seat Greek-style amphitheater, tennis courts, and an indoor-outdoor pool, all spread across 100 acres, is on the market for $11,950,000. Designed by Gray and Organschi Architecture, the modern gem at 46 Senff Road was actually built into the hillside, constructed with a mix of granite, limestone, and Alaskan cedar to fit more seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This available three-bedroom home is much more low-key than your typical beachfront Hamptons property. Located at 278 Towd Point Road in the Southampton hamlet of North Sea, the storybook cottage faces the North Sea Harbor and has its own private beach. Asking $2,350,000, the single-family home also has two outdoor decks, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the serene views.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

For the price of a not-huge Manhattan apartment, you can own this entire 17.5-acre farm in New Canaan, Connecticut, just one hour from NYC. The Extown Farmhouse was originally constructed circa 1776 in the Georgian vernacular style, and it retains much of its original character including structural timber framing, woodwork, floorboards, and fireplace mantels. Also on the property are a main barn with a silo, a three-bay garage, a restored farmhouse cottage, a wood shed, hobby house, chicken coop, turnkey shed, smoke house, large raised-bed vegetable garden, and a fruit orchard.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

All photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

A truly unique home in the Hamptons has just hit the market. Located at 14 Water Mill Heights Drive in the Southampton hamlet of Water Mill, the five-bedroom property sits nestled among trees, while also boasting panoramic water views thanks to its creative design. Asking $3,995,000, the home offers several living and dining areas, a curving wraparound deck, a heated outdoor pool, and a wine cellar.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Currently on the market for $19.8 million, this contemporary waterfront home in Quogue is giving off some very cool Miami vibes, from its curving architecture to its crisp white and bright blue interiors. The 13,200-square-foot mansion has eight bedrooms and a whopping 16 bathrooms, along with a gym, theater, and billiards room. There are also generous ocean- and bay-facing decks and an oversized Gunite pool with a spa and pool house.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

When we’re talking about oceanfront property in the Hamptons, we’re usually in the four-million ballpark, not four-hundred-thousand. But this gorgeous home is in the slightly off-the-beaten-path location of East Quogue, and it’s a co-op unit in the Round Dune complex. Built in 1965, these four round buildings provide residents with a heated in-ground pool and 24-hour concierge service, not to mention direct beach access. This one-bedroom unit has incredible views of Shinnecock Bay and an easy, breezy style.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Photos by Tim Lee, courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

An 85-acre estate with one of the best equestrian facilities in Dutchess County is on the market for $3.95 million. Not only is the property at 23 Altamont Road in Millbrook a haven for horse lovers, but part of it also once belonged to late actress Mary Tyler Moore. Now known as Grace Hill Farm, the estate includes a barn with an indoor heated arena, a 14-stall stable, a viewing lounge, an outdoor jumping area and field, as well as a four-bedroom farmhouse.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Photos by Rise Media for Sotheby’s International Realty

As the listing states, “on those perfect clear Hamptons summer days,” you’ll get views of Three Mile Harbor, Gardiners Bay, and even the Long Island Sound to Connecticut from this home perched 80 feet above sea level. The interiors have a contemporary beach feel, with wood-paneled beamed ceilings and large picture windows, and it includes a two-car attached garage, multiple terraces, an 11×40 heated pool, and a pool house.

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