Connecticut

Connecticut, Cool Listings, Quirky Homes

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This unusual home in Stamford, Connecticut is thought to be the only private residence in the Tri-State area with its own private indoor hockey rink. It even comes with a Zamboni, heated team benches, lighted scoreboard, and locker rooms–and it’s hosted players from the Rangers. Listed for $7,690,000, the 18,000 square feet home sits on 13 acres and also comes with two guest houses, a pool, and a small lake.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

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This sprawling English Manor-style estate in Greenwich, Connecticut was built in 1928 by Paul Starrett, one of the main developers behind the Empire State Building and the Plaza. Set on nearly three acres, the seven-bedroom home has grand interiors, romantic landscaping, and a gorgeous pool. It’s just hit the market for $8,295,000.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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The “Great Estates” of Greenwich, CT were built at the turn-of-the-century after the railroad first connected New Haven to New York City. As explained in the CT Post, with the rich able to get to and from the city easily and also have a retreat near the shore where they could dock their yachts, many grand mansions were constructed here. Today, very few remain, but this incredible Italian-style villa, which was commissioned by the founder of American Standard Co., has stood the test of time and is listed for $9,208,000. It has the massive, seven-bedroom main house, a guest house, pool and pool house, tennis court, pump house, and rolling, romantic lawns.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

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18 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, four-and-a-half acres of land, a private grotto, and tennis courts–this is just some of what you’ll find at the Greenwich, Connecticut mansion of the late shoe designer and Nine West founder Vince Camuto. The home was recently listed for $26.5 million, but it’ll now come to auction next month, selling online to the highest bidder with no reserve (who will also have the option to separately purchase all the furniture). Vince’s wife, Louise Camuto, said in a statement, “I’ve been here for a long time, and we have loved living here. It’s a year-round house that you enjoy both in the summer and in the winter… It’s a perfect place to raise a family.”

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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A nearly six-acre private island off the coast of Norwalk, Connecticut has hit the market for $2.5 million. The property, called Copps Island, features an adorable three-bedroom, two-bath cottage with a huge screened-in porch. The home, which measures about 2,620 square feet, sits on the island’s highest point, providing serene views of the Long Island Sound from every room.

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Connecticut, Recent Sales

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Halstead Real Estate reports that their Greenwich, Connecticut-based agent Christopher Finlay just represented the state’s highest-priced sale of this year. The incredible waterfront estate was originally listed for $21 million and closed this week for $17.1 million. Located within the prestigious Belle Haven neighborhood, the impeccably renovated 1915 Georgian Colonial sits on nearly four acres that come complete with rolling lawns overlooking the Long Island Sound, a large swimming pool, a gorgeous flower garden, and a contoured golf practice green with bunkers.

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Connecticut, Policy

Photo of West Hartford by Ragesoss on Wikimedia

Connecticut restaurants, offices, hair salons, museums, and retail stores can open next week as part of the state’s first reopening phase–but expect things to look a little different. To be able to open on May 20, eligible businesses must follow strict rules, which include outdoor only service for restaurants and museums, capacity limits, facemask requirements, and restriction of social gatherings to five people. Connecticut’s decision comes as New Jersey will start to open on Monday and some upstate regions of New York get ready to reopen this weekend.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

Photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Francophiles will fall head over heels with this stunning mansion in Stamford, Connecticut. Recently listed for $4,495,000, the French chateau-style home has a whopping nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and nearly 1.7 acres of beautifully manicured grounds that include a huge circular driveway and a pool. As first reported by the Post, Marion Castle, as it’s known, was built in 1912 by architects Hunt & Hunt, sons of the famous architect Richard Morris Hunt. It was constructed for Hollywood production pioneer Frank Marion.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

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For the price of a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, you can own an entire converted church in Connecticut. Located in the town of Essex, about a two-hour drive northwest of New York City, this 1849 building has been listed publicly for the first time in over 50 years. Asking $1,295,000, the 8,543-square-foot structure was converted into a three-bedroom home with soaring sanctuary ceilings, a large outdoor deck, and a solarium/roof patio in the former steeple.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

Here’s an English manor right in Connecticut (h/t CIRCA). Listed for $15,900,000 (down from the original ask of $22,000,000), the 1891 home is located on the Belle Haven peninsula in Greenwich, an exclusive enclave that was built in the late 19th century as a residential park. Known as the Fairholme Estate, it features perfectly preserved interiors, a wrap-around porch, coachman’s cottage, in-ground pool, and incredibly manicured gardens with maze-like hedges and climbing vines.

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