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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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In a verdant spot that’s seriously away from it all in Redding, CT, this 3,484-square-foot contemporary home–and 3,000-square-foot heated barn–on two acres is asking just $899,000. A veritable country estate for less than $1M, the property also features an Olympic-sized pool, a solarium, and a winery. The main house has been renovated with new flooring throughout.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Michael Bowman

Just 90 minutes from Manhattan, this dairy farm in Kent, Connecticut was built in 1900 and converted to a residence by its previous owners. In addition to retaining the beautiful silo (which now holds an office and home gym), they preserved the original hand-hewn posts and beams and cathedral ceilings with skylights and invested in antique furniture and art to highlight the history of the space. The kitchen and bathrooms were modernized, and a wonderful pool deck was added. The property sits on 14 acres along the Housatonic River, and the grounds include hiking trails. All of this is asking just $1 million.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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We all love a good mid-century-modern time capsule, but this property in Woodbury, Connecticut has the added retro perk of being an original “deck house.” In the 1960s, the Deck House Co. built more than 20,000 prefabricated mid-century homes, mainly in the northeast. This specific deck house was built in 1966 and features the signature open floorplan, glass walls, and high ceilings. It sits on seven acres and has three bedrooms, two-and-half bathrooms, and 2,000 square feet of space. It’s on the market for just $829,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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Located in Easton, Connecticut, just 60 miles from NYC, this incredible Tuscan-style villa was built in 1990 by the late Arnie D’Angelo, credited with inventing the idea of the “tea chest” for Bigelow Tea. He created a true entertainer’s paradise, complete with a 500-bottle wine grotto, “Jackson Hole”-themed game room, a “car club” garage complete with a bar and pit crew lounge, and a Mediterranean-style backyard and pool deck. The home, which is nearly 9,000 square feet and sits on three acres, is on the market for $1,725,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Michael Bowman

This 19-acre estate in West Cornwall, Connecticut is called “The Barn.” It was designed in 1920 by architect Henry Olko and has been “beautifully and cleverly redesigned for modern living,” according to the listing. The main house has a cool glass entry vestibule, as well as rustic details like beamed ceilings and a massive cut fieldstone fireplace. There’s also a four-car garage, pond, stone walls, and extensive gardens, all surrounded by views of the Catskills, Taconic Range, and the Housatonic River. It’s on the market for $2,200,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Dennis Carbo

It’s hard to believe this home is just two hours from New York City, as its unusual location above a saltmarsh feels more like a moody northwest setting. Located on 1.7 acres in Branford Connecticut, the contemporary house was designed and built just this year by renowned architect Peter Kurt Woerner to take advantage of its site high on a granite promontory. Woerner titled the property “Osprey House & Studio” as a nod to the surrounding marsh wildlife sanctuary that’s home to osprey, geese, ducks, seagulls, hawks, and falcon. Comprised of a 4,800-square-foot main house and a 746-square-foot studio/guesthouse, it’s asking $2,800,000.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

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The sprawling countryside estate of celebrity wedding planner David Tutera is on the market for $1,450,000. Located at 176 Tater Hill Road in the Connecticut town of East Haddam, the property contains four separate buildings, including a renovated main residence originally constructed in the 19th century. With a guest home, three-car garage with a loft, and a one-room schoolhouse surrounded by nine acres of land, the next owner has plenty of opportunities to turn the grounds into a dream residence.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

Photos by Bernadette Queenan for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, unless otherwise noted

The Connecticut mansion once owned by the author Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, is on the market for $4,200,000. Located in the Fairfield County town of Redding, the yellow home, built in the style of a Tuscan villa, sits on nearly 29 private acres and contains four bedrooms. Twain, who lived at the property from 1908 until his death in 1910, called the home “Stormfield” after his own short story titled “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.”

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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Alan Barry Photography

Sixty years ago, carpenter and contractor Ed Cady founded East Coast Barn Builders, which not only constructs new homes made to look like 18th- and 19th-century barns, but actually preserves and relocates historic English- and Dutch-style barns. This Cady masterpiece in Roxbury, Connecticut incorporates both. The 17.5-acre Rockridge estate includes a 10,346-square-foot mansion that is a Colonial reproduction flanked by two pristine Civil War-era barns from upstate New York, which were dismantled and reassembled onsite. The incredible interiors include hand-built cabinetry, locally forged hardware, and soaring beamed ceilings. The property is on the market for $4,250,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

An equestrian estate in Connecticut found about 90 minutes from Manhattan is now on the market for $1.25 million. Located in the town of Sherman within the Housatonic Valley, the 10-acre Blue Bell Farm contains a nine-stall barn, riding ring, and a log cabin that serves as the cozy main residence. The quiet property is surrounded by 200 acres of protected land, adding to its peacefulness.

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