Connecticut

October 20, 2020

$1.5M Connecticut estate of 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer has a stone cottage, writer’s studio, and more

Legendary 60 Minutes news correspondent Morley Safer was on the show for more than four decades, and during most of that time, he split his time between NYC and this gorgeous, seven-acre estate in Chester, Connecticut. The property includes the main stone house built in 1908, a cozy writer's studio, a heated pool and gazebo, and a 19th-century barn. Safer passed away in 2016, and his wife Jane Fearer is now selling the estate for the first time in 30 years. It's asking $1,450,000.
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August 31, 2020

There’s a professional hockey rink at this $7.7M Connecticut home

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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August 5, 2020

Historic Connecticut estate built by the man behind the Empire State Building lists for $8.3M

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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July 21, 2020

This incredible Italian-style villa is asking $9.2M in Greenwich, CT

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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July 17, 2020

Late fashion designer Vince Camuto’s Connecticut chateau is coming to auction

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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July 13, 2020

Six-acre private island in Connecticut with a charming cottage asks $2.5M

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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May 14, 2020

Connecticut’s biggest sale of the year is a $17.1M waterfront estate with a golf practice green

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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May 14, 2020

Connecticut will reopen restaurants, hair salons next week

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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May 5, 2020

French chateau on the Connecticut coast asks $4.5M

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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May 1, 2020

For $1.3M, own a converted 1850s church in Connecticut

Photo credit: Pete’s Precision Photo 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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April 15, 2020

19th-century Connecticut ‘manor’ has English gardens and a coachman’s cottage for $15.9M

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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April 9, 2020

Own three private islands off the Connecticut coast for $5.3M

Take social distancing to its full extent by living on a private island (or three). A trio of private islands off the coast of Connecticut has hit the market for a total of $5.3 million. The properties, part of the Thimble Islands and located in the Long Island Sound, was last for sale in 2016 as part of a $78 million eight-island package.
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November 14, 2019

Mid-century-modern meets rustic retreat at this $835K A-frame home in Connecticut

The great thing about this house in Litchfield, Connecticut is that it can satisfy two ends of the design spectrum (h/t Curbed). For mid-century-modern lovers, its six-part A-frame design and geometric interiors check the boxes, while its country setting and wood-filled rooms will please a more rustic sensibility. Listed for $835,000, the four-bedroom home sits on 15 acres and boasts three stone fireplaces, multiple outdoor decks, and exposed redwood beams throughout that frame incredible double-height views.
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November 8, 2019

TV host Regis Philbin lists Connecticut mansion for a significant loss at $4.6M

88-year-old veteran television talk show host Regis Philbin (“Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee/Kelly,” “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “America’s Got Talent”) and his wife, Joy, have put their Greenwich, Connecticut home on the market for $4.595 million (h/t WSJ). The ask is a significant drop from the home's purchase price a decade ago when the couple moved in. The 13,661-square-foot residence was built in the style of an English Manor, complete with a pool, tennis court, and a garage that holds five cars. The Philbins are selling in order to spend more time with family in California; Ms. Philbin said in a statement that “this house will always be our favorite...There was always room for everyone.”
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October 16, 2019

Every day could be a camping adventure at this $998K Connecticut log and stone country home

Located in Weston, Connecticut, this unique home was built of log and stone in 1920 and has been completely restored by its current owners to offer the same cabin-in-the-woods charm it undoubtedly had back then. Asking $998,000, the house has the necessary modern amenities plus bonus additions like a detached garage with a studio/in-law space above it–and a picture perfect country setting complete with a pond and stream. The house doesn't just look cabin-like: There's an actual heated cabin on the property, with a campsite and a fire pit.
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August 26, 2019

For $1.2M, this stone Cotswold cottage in Greenwich, Connecticut has Anglophile appeal

On three magical acres landscaped with weeping willow trees and enchanting gardens, this Cotswold-style cottage isn't set in the rolling hills of rural England but in Greenwich, CT, less than an hour from New York City. Cotswold cottages are famous for their stone-clad beauty, and this one on Connecticut's gold coast, asking $1.195 million, is no exception.
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August 21, 2019

This waterfront Connecticut home comes with a private island for $6.25M

Just in case panoramic water views from one of the East Coast's most sought-after spots isn't enough, this meticulously renovated traditional home at 16 Marlow Court at the mouth of Cos Cob harbor on Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, CT, comes with its own .15 acre private island. Consider it an extension of your back porch, just another part of your $6.25 million private estate on 200 feet of direct water frontage with views of the harbor and the Riverside Yacht Club.
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July 24, 2019

Asking $525K, this historic Connecticut church conversion is the perfect creative sanctuary

Located a tiny village in Canaan, CT–it’s the second smallest in the state–this former church in a historic district is currently home to a prominent artist and architectural designer. And we can see why it might be the perfect creative recharging space. There’s even a reading nook in the bell tower. Built in roughly 1900, the two-bedroom single-family home at 24 Beebe Hill Road is on the market for $525,000.
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April 24, 2019

Paul Simon lists 32-acre New Canaan, Connecticut ‘private park’ for $14M

Musician Paul Simon has just listed his New Canaan, CT countryside estate for $13.9 million–16 percent less than he paid for it (h/t Wall Street Journal). The 32-acre property that Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell and their three children, have called home since 2002 includes a 8,500-square-foot main house and a private recording studio, formal walled gardens and a courtyard, landscaped grounds with a brook, meadows, woodlands, a great lawn, a pond, waterfalls and a three-car garage.
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April 2, 2019

50 Cent finally unloads 52-room Connecticut compound for $2.9M

Twelve years later, the massive Connecticut mansion owned by rapper-actor 50 Cent has finally sold. According to the Wall Street Journal, the musician's mansion in Farmington sold for $2.9 million, 84 percent less than the $18.5 million he first sought in 2007. Most recently, the 17-acre estate was listed for just under $5 million. The home stretches 50,000 square feet and is decked out with 19 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, its own night club, basketball court, movie theater, and G Unit-themed decor throughout.
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November 26, 2018

5 of the best suburbs outside of New York City

There was a time when New Yorkers, even those with the means to live in some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, willingly packed up their homes and fled to the suburbs. While it may be difficult to imagine now, at different points in history, moving to the suburbs has been considered desirable and even a sign of one’s upward mobility. After all, why cram into a walkup with your family of six when you could spread out in a rambling suburban bungalow with a two-car garage? Today, many aging members of Gen-X and their younger millennial counterparts—who often came of age in the suburbs—are stubbornly toughing it out in the small urban apartments for the entire life cycle, but this doesn’t mean that the suburbs don’t have a lot to offer.
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September 11, 2018

Storied Philip Johnson house in New Canaan, CT asks $7.7M, including plans for a modern mansion

The stories behind some of New Canaan, Connecticut's treasure trove of modernist homes have been less than uplifting. In addition to Philip Johnson's famous Glass House, the wealthy enclave boasts dozens of homes by Johnson and his colleagues known as the Harvard Five. An ongoing battle simmers between some of the town's wealthy residents who favor sprawling McMansions and a passionate contingent of modern architecture fans. At least 20 of the homes, built in the 1940s, '50s and '60s–have been torn down, usually to build larger houses on the property. One embattled example is a lesser-known Johnson house known as the Alice Ball House. The 1,700-square-foot home, built in 1953, has been referred to as a "livable version of the Glass House." And it's now for sale for $7.7 million–along with approved plans by the current owner, an architect who has envisioned a companion property on a much grander scale, including an indoor pool and a massive skylit underground garage.
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August 14, 2018

Private seven-acre Connecticut island with a garden wonderland sells for $21.5M

A private island in Long Island Sound known as Rogers Island just got a new owner, who paid $21.5 million for the seven-acre property off the Connecticut coast. The sellers, a couple of "island collectors" by the name of Christine and Edmund Stoecklein, are bound for the West Coast, according to Mansion Global, unloading their gorgeously landscaped land mass and even lovelier Tudor mansion for less than the $22.3 million they paid for it in 2003, to an anonymous buyer.
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July 27, 2018

Are barns the next Williamsburg? Millennials head out of NYC to ‘upcycle’ rustic residences

Millennials are masters of upcycling, the practice beyond recycling products and things to not just reuse them but make them better. This trend is now extending to the real estate sector, where we're seeing some pretty spectacular renovations of historic barns into stunning homes. Below are five great examples of upcycling historic barns in a way that modernized the structures and added luxe amenities while honoring the authenticity and origin of the structures. All for sale and all within a few hours drive of New York City, these barn homes can be your country dream - or reality.
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July 24, 2018

Tommy Hilfiger’s former reality TV-famous Connecticut mansion lists for $6.75M

This incredible Greenwich, Connecticut mansion looks like something out of a television show, and, in fact, it has made many an appearance in the reality tv world. Owned by Tommy Hilfiger until 2006, it was the setting for his CBS design show "The Cut" and his kids' MTV show "Rich Girls." Built in 1999 on nearly five acres, the residence, known as "Appleyard Estate," boasts stone walls and a cobblestone courtyard, a professional grade theater and music studio, a massive pool and hot tub, and tennis courts. And it's just hit the market for $6.75 million.
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July 19, 2018

Top 10 architecture day trips just outside NYC for Modernism lovers

Summer is the perfect time to get out of town and explore what's beyond the borders of the city. While there is certainly no shortage of nature escapes and historic hideouts nearby, just outside of Manhattan in about every direction are also numerous modernist treasures to admire. Ahead is 6sqft's round-up of the 10 best destinations for architecture enthusiasts with a penchant for modern design.
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