Connecticut

Connecticut, Cool Listings

Photo by Carlos Marques, Marcott Studios

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

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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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

Connecticut, Historic Homes, Recent Sales

Johnsonville Connecticut, Connecticut ghost town, ghost town for sale

The small-town of Johnsonville in East Haddam, Connecticut has just sold for $1.85 million, after being abandoned for nearly 20 years. As Business Insider discovered, the international religious organization Iglesia Ni Cristo, known as Church of Christ, purchased the 62-acre property to turn it into a recreation center for its members.  The current owner is hotel company Meyer Jabara Hotels, who paid $2.5 million for the town in 2001.

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Connecticut, Cool Listings, Getting Away, Historic Homes, Interiors

This 1755 Connecticut cottage is asking just $360K

By Emily Nonko, Fri, November 18, 2016

Connecticut, 11 Pearl Street, sotheby's

For the same price as a modest Manhattan apartment, this adorable 18th century Connecticut cottage could be yours. The cedar-sided home was constructed in 1755 in the town of Clinton, at 11 Pearl Street. More recently, the interior got a full renovation, meaning that the inside is surprisingly modern. Best yet, its located in a quaint town just outside of New York Side, and is only a five minute walk to the MetroNorth Railroad. Sounds appealing? It’s hit the market for $360,000.

Here’s a look inside

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