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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

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A charming 18th-century farmstead in Connecticut’s Fairfield County is on the market for $1,150,000. Located on two private acres at 289 Nod Hill Road in Wilton, the property includes a four-bedroom main house, a barn, four additional detached structures, and a chicken coop. Built in 1790, the cozy home boasts some original details, including the historic hearth in the “keeping” room.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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A $2.6 million estate that “transports you to the pastoral English countryside” is for sale in Weston, Connecticut. The historic eight-acre property at 5 Norfield Road was once home to Alice DeLamar, an heiress and patron of the arts who was once considered America’s richest woman. DeLamar built the home, later named Stonebrook, in 1930. The estate includes a 10-room main residence, a guest cottage, a horse barn, and a 50-foot-long swim tunnel that leads from the basement to the oversized outdoor pool.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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In Fairfield County, a 13-acre compound with a grand six-bedroom main residence, guest cottage, greenhouse, and a barn-style detached garage is now on the market for $5.195 million. Known as Byebrook, the sprawling property at 232 Newtown Turnpike was once home to late New York City real estate mogul Lawrence Wien, who used the property as a hunting lodge, as Westport News first reported. Surrounded by nature, the estate sits along the Saugatuck River and is near the Devil’s Den Nature Preserve, while still being just a 75-minute drive to Midtown Manhattan.

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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

Paul Simon relists 32-acre New Canaan estate for $11.9M

By Devin Gannon, Tue, November 24, 2020

The Connecticut estate of Grammy Award-winning musician Paul Simon has returned to the market for $11.9 million, roughly $2 million less than when the property first listed last year. The 1938-built brick home at 82 Brookwood Lane sits on 32 private acres in New Canaan, about an hour’s ride from Manhattan on Metro-North. Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, bought the home in 2002 and raised their three children there.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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A five-acre estate in Connecticut that once belonged to a New York City heiress and patron of the arts is now asking $1.995 million. The property at 453-455 Newtown Turnpike was once owned by Alice DeLamar, the daughter of Joseph Raphael DeLamar, a mining mogul who made a fortune in the industry during the late 19th century. Throughout her life, Alice financially supported the careers of many artists and writers, even allowing many of them to stay at her multiple properties. The unique compound includes a four-bedroom main house, two guest cottages, an 1800’s blacksmith forge, and a three-room “dollhouse.”

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Connecticut, Cool Listings

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With its vaulted ceilings, wood paneling, pink details, and retro rec room, this 1960-built home in Greenwich, Connecticut is the textbook definition of mid-century modern design. In addition to the attractive interiors, the home features a patio and is also set back from the road, which provides privacy and additional outdoor space. Located at 261 Cognewaugh Road in Cos Cob, the three-bedroom, two-bath home is now on the market for $1.125 million.

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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, Policy

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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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Celebrities, Connecticut, Cool Listings

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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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Interiors

Connecticut’s picturesque New Canaan boasts glorious architectural juxtapositions of old and new, with super traditional center hall colonials alongside classic mid-century modern homes, all in a super posh, perfectly manicured, “country” setting. Located at 126 Chichester Road, this five-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot home asking $1,549,000 falls into the latter group. It was built by James Evans, a student of Louis Kahn’s when Kahn was president of Yale University’s architecture department. Take a tour

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