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WESTCHESTER WATERFRONT One-of-a-Kind Secluded Mini-Estate Rocky Hollow | 82 Shinglehouse Road | Town of New Castle Richard Albert, Prudential Richard Albert Realtors (914) 271-5115 | www.RAlbert.com | MLS# 3019392


Westview - Spectacular old world craftsmanship and grace! Stunning Natural Rock and Water Stone and Shingle Colonial perfectly sited to take in breathtaking distant view. Just completed, 12,000 square feet with classic proportions and meticulous detail. Elegant Entrance Hall with Cloak Room. Antique Cherry Library. Sun Room. Front and rear porches. Formal Dining Room. Butler’s Pantry. Fabulous Kitchen. Six Bedroom Suites. Media Room. Long drive to nine estate acres with Pool. Charming 1930’s Log Cabin. $6,950,000

Phenomenal backdrop for entertaining and everyday living on the grand scale. Absolutely exquisite landscape--dramatic waterfall to perfectly sited water feature surrounded by spectacular Japanese gardens and native rock outcroppings. Verdant lawns lined by towering evergreens down to the lake. Superbly constructed Country House with breathtaking water views. Pool. Spacious Two-Story Guest Cottage. Garages for six cars. $4,295,000

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Sophisticated and refined. Over 7000 square feet of distinctive living space. Fabulous light, curved interior and exterior walls, high ceilings, walls of windows with clerestories, hardwood floors, custom low-voltage lighting and three fireplaces. Living Room with massive stone fireplace and window wall. New Kitchen by Deane. First Floor Master and Guest Suites. Four additional Bedrooms. Over eight gorgeous acres with sparkling Pool. $3,450,000

Incredible “old house” feel with beautifully scaled rooms, extensive millwork and moldings, wide board floors, windows with custom mullions and French doors. 5993 square feet of magnificently finished living space. Covered Front Porch. Two-Story Entrance Hall. Living Room with coffered ceiling and fireplace. Library. Formal Dining Room. Butler’s Pantry. Fabulous Kitchen. Five Bedrooms. Gorgeous landscaped property with fabulous distant views. $2,350,000

Meadowview - A breathtaking backdrop near the Cross River Res- Walk to the Beach ervoir. Absolutely gorgeous four acres with Apple, Peach, European Beech, Viburnum, Persian Lilacs, Peonies, Spirea, Iris and Lilies. Stunning Clapboard Colonial with wraparound Porch. Two-Story Entrance Hall. Sunfilled Living Room. Formal Dining Room. Fabulous Rutt Kitchen open to Family Room with fireplace. Library. Four Bedrooms. $1,895,000

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In the heart of a wonderful Rye neighborhood. Absolutely charming, circa 1926 Colonial with great front porch. Newly renovated with hardwood floors, built-ins and a decorative fireplace. Living and Dining Rooms. Country Kitchen open to Two-Story Family Room. Office. Four Bedrooms. Three Full Baths. Central air. Level land with terrace and yard. Walk to beach, park and school. $750,000

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One-of-a-Kind Secluded Mini-Estate

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Westchester Waterfront

Rocky Hollow | 82 Shinglehouse Road | Town of New Castle Richard Albert, Prudential Richard Albert Realtors (914) 271-5115 | www.RAlbert.com | MLS# 3019392

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Built in 1762, this charming farmhouse in Millwood, N.Y., is fully modernized and in top condition. The main house features nine rooms including two full and two half-baths, a master bedroom with huge his-and-hers closets, a thirdfloor office (or fourth bedroom) and a wine cellar. There are two fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen, and a 30-foot living room featuring a wall of glass overlooking a waterfall and a small pond. Set on seven tastefully landscaped acres, the pristine grounds — private and secluded, yet close to the parkway and

shopping — are loaded with specimen trees and shrubs. They also feature two storage sheds and an outstanding onebedroom guest cottage over a three-car renovated garage. There’s an in-ground heated concrete swimming pool with a cabana containing a kitchen, a half-bath, a play area, a huge deck and an outside shower. There’s even a one-hole golf course. Other amenities include automatic security and irrigation systems. For more information or to make an appointment, call (914) 271-5115 or visit www.RAlbert.com.

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All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibits any advertisement for housing “that indicates any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” The New York Times will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that indicates any such preference, limitation or discrimination. The law requires that all dwellings advertised be available on an equal opportunity basis.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate (Southport, Westport) The Prudential Connecticut Realty (Avon, Branford, Bristol, Danbury, Darien, Enfield, Essex, Farifield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Madison, Middlebury, Middletown, Milford, New Canaan, Newington, Newtown, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Ridgefield, Rowayton, Simsbury, Southbury, Southport, Southington, Stamford, Trumbull, Vernon, Wallingford, West Hartford, Westport, Wethersfield, Wilton, Windsor) Elaine Jassey (Stamford) Page-Taft GMAC Real Estate (Guilford, Madison, Essex, Old Lyme) The Riverside Realty Group (Westport) William Raveis Exceptional Properties (Avon, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, E. Lyme, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Greenwich, Guilford, Huntington, Kent, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Mystic, New Canaan, Nichols, Norwalk, Norwich, Old Greenwich, Old Saybrook, Ridgefield, Sharon, Sherman, Simsbury, Southbury, Southport, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Washington, West Hartford, Westport, Wilton, And in Massachusetts: Duxbury, Hingham, Longmeadow, Newton, Norwell, Sudbury, Westford)

WESTCHESTER Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Ginnel Real Estate (Bedford Hills) Houlihan-Lawrence (Ardsley, Armonk, Bedford, Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Chappaqua, Cold Spring, Croton-on-Hudson, East Fishkill, Irvington, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, LaGrangeville, Larchmont, Mahopac, Millbrook, New Rochelle, Pelham Manor, Pound Ridge, Rye, Scarsdale, Somers, South Salem, White Plains) Prudential Richard Albert, Realtors (Croton-on-Hudson) Westchester Real Estate Affiliates Baer & McIntosh Real Estate (South Nyack) Billingsley Realty Inc. (Mahopac) Bronxville/Ley Real Estate (Bronxville) ERA Insite Realty Services (White Plains, Yonkers) Four Seasons Real Estate Center (Mt. Vernon) Gillian Stewart Real Estate LLC (Pawling) Hudson Homes LLC (Tarrytown) Peter J. Riolo Real Estate (Hastings-on-Hudson) Realty 3 Real Estate, Inc. (Rye) River Towns GMAC Realty (Croton-on-Hudson) Steifvater Real Estate (Pelham) Tri-Crest Realty (Eastchester)

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New Canaan, CT $6,995,000 MLS#98452394, Sharon Rosano, 203.962.1264

Greenwich, CT $6,495,000 MLS#73974, Jean Ruggiero, 203.552.0937

New Canaan, CT $4,895,000 MLS#98453578, Phyllis Doonan, 203.363.7142

New Canaan, CT $3,695,000 MLS#98441339, Bonnie Sztam, 917.825.8109

Greenwich, CT $3,595,000 MLS#76382, Jean Ruggiero, 203.552.0937

Fairfield, CT $3,395,000 MLS#98458941,Gigliotti &Walsh,203.255.1116

Westport, CT $3,250,000 MLS#98444736,Jeanette Dryburgh,203.246.1168

Westport, CT $3,247,000 MLS#98462820, Marilyn Heffers, 203.221.2137

Darien, CT $3,095,000 MLS#98464494, Sara Littlefield, 203.253.3350

Darien, CT $2,999,000 MLS#98426872,Al Filippone Assoc.,203.273.8768

West Hartford, CT $2,750,000 MLS#G561868, Ellyn Marshall, 860.916.8505

Westport, CT $2,495,000 MLS#98464642, David D’Ausilio, 203.650.3774

Westport, CT $2,399,000 MLS#98460463, Marilyn Heffers, 203.221.2137

Westport, CT $2,350,000 MLS#98463269, Elaine Arnow, 203.247.2617

Fairfield, CT $2,295,000 MLS#98448838,Gigliotti &Walsh,203.255.1116

Weston, CT $2,295,000 MLS#98464300,Ann Meyerson, 203.454.6453

New Canaan, CT $2,250,000 MLS#98463774,Denise Gannalo,203.981.7927

Fairfield, CT $2,249,000 MLS#98459547,Christi McEldowney,203.520.0248

Cape Cod/N. Chatham, MA $2,195,000 MLS#21004484, Nikki Carter, 508.410.0558

Cape Cod/Cotuit, MA $2,100,000 MLS#21005404, Jonathan Matel, 508.221.1770

Fairfield, CT $2,100,000 MLS#98461843,Hope Trowbridge,203.362.9203

Fairfield, CT $2,099,000 MLS#98459563,Gigliotti & Walsh,203.255.1116

Norwalk, CT $2,095,000 MLS#98463705,Al Filippone Assoc.,203.339.1277

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Bedford, NY $2,000,000 MLS#98459016,Anthony Ardino, 203.249.9833

Westport, CT $1,999,000 MLS#98464018, Donna Beretta, 203.451.1540

Fairfield, CT $1,995,000 MLS#98437820,Gigliotti &Walsh,203.255.1116

Fairfield, CT $1,975,000 MLS#98464962, Katie O’Grady, 203.913.7777

Branford, CT $1,900,000 MLS#M9122834,Karen Garrison,203.671.9764

Litchfield, CT $1,850,000 MLS#W1050815,Dawn/SharisseTeam,203.650.1956

Lebanon, CT $1,850,000 MLS#M9122189, Penny Parker, 860.575.1855

Sherman, CT $1,825,000 MLS#98450912,Stacey Matthews,860.868.9066

Lordship, CT $1,800,000 MLS#98463728,Deborah Loban,203.923.7006

Fairfield, CT $1,795,000 MLS#98466302,Gigliotti &Walsh,203.255.1116

Rowayton, CT $1,750,000 MLS#98462813, June Anderson, 203.223.1470

Stamford, CT $1,750,000 MLS#98463327,Arlene Hall, 203.912.6610

Redding, CT $1,699,000 MLS#98464107, Lisa Bowman, 203.733.7638

Westport, CT $1,599,268 MLS#98458725,Al Filippone Assoc.,203.952.8880

Clinton, CT $1,599,000 MLS#M9122592, Ona Nejdl, 860.227.5027

Easton, CT $1,595,000 MLS#98463292,Jeanette Dryburgh,203.246.1168

Norwalk, CT $1,595,000 MLS#98465208,Mary Jane Swanson,203.246.7923

Westport, CT $1,587,750 MLS#98462715, Marilyn Heffers, 203.221.2137

Sherman, CT $1,499,000 MLS#98463997,Raymond Getman,203.947.1400

Cheshire, CT $1,350,000 MLS#N303000, Iris Meyer, 203.672.2470

Southport, CT $1,299,999 MLS#98454814, Linda Raymond, 203.912.4440

West Hartford, CT $1,298,000 MLS#G562655, Ellyn Marshall, 860.916.8505

Cape Cod/Osterville, MA $1,250,000 MLS#21003187, Linda Hiller, 508.280.4411

New London, CT $1,199,000 MLS#E238870, Nancy Gordon, 860.608.1596

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Newtown, CT $1,050,000 MLS#98457429,High Energy Team,203.241.4145

Brookfield, CT $999,900 MLS#98464126, Diane Lanselli, 203.775.5997

Redding, CT $995,000 MLS#98458591,The Power Team,914.325.0356

Cape Cod/Harwich, MA $959,000 MLS#20909601,S.Magner/D.Wilbur,508.737.6636

Southbury, CT $925,000 MLS#W1056576,Joyce Skowronski,203.910.9614

Sherman, CT $889,900 MLS#98462242, Laurie Stuhrcke, 203.470.5040

Stonington, CT $849,000 MLS#E230497,Jeanne Fellows Grills,860.415.0225

Sherman, CT $840,000 MLS#98462302,Granger /Wilburn ,203.803.3748

Old Saybrook, CT $839,000 MLS#M9122193, Carla Mousch, 860.227.4306

Cheshire, CT $795,000 MLS#N287297, Iris Meyer, 203.672.2470

Bethel, CT $769,000 MLS#98455353,Gigliotti & Walsh,203.255.1116

Southbury, CT $759,900 MLS#W1056999, Renee Licari, 203.948.8539

Branford, CT $725,000 MLS#M9121259, Greg Robbins, 203.464.0125

Guilford, CT $699,000 MLS#M9122824, Sherman Team, 203.507.4200

Roxbury, CT $699,000 MLS#98452153,Alison Lundie, 203.948.2856

Madison, CT $699,000 MLS#M9122461, Dale Bernhard, 203.530.8356

Brookfield, CT $690,000 MLS#98459806, Patty McCarthy, 203.733.7006

Brookfield, CT $689,900 MLS#98461379,Todd Sargent, 203.948.1729

Noank, CT $674,900 MLS#E239424,Jeanne Fellows Grills,860.415.0225

Burlington, CT $599,900 MLS#G553180, Carole Etzel, 860.841.3081

New Hartford, CT $549,999 MLS#G543258, Patsy Keene, 860.989.1788

Scotland, CT $455,000 MLS#E231505, Peter Plourde, 860.377.9185

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T

Westchester homes overlooking the Hudson in Tarrytown and Briarcliff Manor and the Long Island Sound in Larchmont, Rye and Mamaroneck have always gone at a premium — but that premium these days is less than you might imagine.

Westchester Waterfront “WATERFRONT AND WATER VIEW properties continue to be extremely desirable — always have been, and always will be — and they tend to hold their value more than other properties,” said Patty Neuwirth, owner and broker for Hudson Homes in Tarrytown. “In a market like this one, where buyers are more discriminating, they won’t just pay wildly for a waterfront house. They have to see the value in that purchase. But if they are deciding between a waterfront and a non-waterfront house, waterfront always wins.” Some people prefer to be right on the water, while others prefer the more distant but panoramic views from above. In Tarrytown, 35 Castle Heights Avenue offers commanding views of the Hudson from its 1.5-acre perch on a cul-de-sac. The home is on sale now for $1,790,000. Similarly, 884 Long Hill Road West in Briarcliff Manor, a fourand-a-half bedroom, 4,242-square-foot stone ranch on a two-acre lot with mature trees and a gated entry, is on sale for $1,545,000. “These are extremely realistic asking prices for this real estate market,” continued Neuwirth. “Both these properties are special because they overlook the Hudson, and water views like this are extremely rare these days. While buyers still feel they

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can strike a good deal, the difference recently is that the sellers have finally come to understand that prices are down, and they are willing to bring their asking prices in line with the market. With more realistic pricing, there is a little less room to wiggle when you make an offer. Now that the reality of the market is setting in for both buyers and sellers, there is more of a meeting of the minds, and that means deals are getting done.” Even prices for spacious, oneof-a-kind mansions directly on the waterfront have received a dose of the new reality. All View, the iconic waterfront home built in 1890 by former America’s Cup champion Charles Oliver Iselin, is really more palace than run-of-the-mill mansion. Set on three acres of private peninsula on ultraexclusive Premium Point in Mamaroneck, the home was designed for Iselin by Stanford White, the most renowned architect of his generation, to resemble the mansions of Newport, which Iselin admired when he sailed there. The grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, landscape designer of Central Park, Prospect Park and Larchmont Manor Park. The membership of the Premium Point Association over the years reads like a Who’s Who of New York soci-


A D V E R T I S E M E N T

“In a market like this one, where buyers are more discriminating, they won’t just pay wildly for a waterfront house. They have to see the value in that purchase.”

The dock at 261 Kirby Lane, a custom-built contemporary home in Rye, is on Manursing Island Creek, which opens to the harbor and the Sound. PHOTO: JESSICA WANG

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T

This Nantucket-style colonial at 516 Shore Acres Drive in Mamaroneck boasts a dock and mooring for a 60-foot boat.

ety, and has included names such as J.P. Morgan, Charles Revson, Norman Rockwell and Joe Torre, former manager of the New York Yankees. The 21,000-square-foot, 28-room residence — still with its original handcrafted detailing, leaded windows, gold leaf florets and marble columns and flooring — was renovated in 1994. “Rebuilding the sea wall alone was an incredible engineering feat, with elaborate stonework,” said Betty McMillan, associate broker with the Larchmont office of Coldwell Banker. “The current owners brought in artisans from Europe to do the plaster moldings, and each ceiling in each room is coffered in a different way. There are exquisite fireplaces and marble and oak parquet flooring in several rooms, along with an elevator that goes up four flights. It also has an Olympic size swimming pool and the dock Iselin used for his yachts. This home is for royalty — literally.” Several years ago, the property was listed at $18 million for a short period. The price was reduced earlier this

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“The waterfront is a big part of life here, I go walking there every morning by the boats, the grass and the parks — and to the village cafés and restaurants — even in the winter. That is what living here is all about, and why people invest in their homes.” month to $12 million, a bargain for anyone who can afford the annual property taxes of $280,000. Premium Point is visible from 12 Pryor Lane in Larchmont, itself an exclusive waterfront property with access to Mill Pond and the Long Island Sound beyond. Built in 1917 and extensively remodeled by Larchmont architect

Manuel Delgado in 2006, the Dutch Colonial on a dead-end street with expansive water views, multiple terraces and a recently repointed pool came onto the market in February at $5,575,000. “With a bird sanctuary nearby and extensive perennial landscaping, the home is like a quiet, private paradise surrounded by water,” said Pilar Finnell,


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sales associate and co-broker for the home with Rosario Delgado of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “From the master bedroom, there is a sitting room with a beautiful terrace that overlooks the grounds and Mill Pond. To the left, you can see Long Island and the Whitestone Bridge — with the most gorgeous sunsets in the fall. In fact, the view from almost every room in the house is gorgeous, and the fishing on the pond is great.” Not far is another waterfront property, this one a Nantucket-style colonial with a dock and mooring for a 60-foot boat located at 516 Shore Acres Drive in Mamaroneck. The property has been on the market since March, and was recently reduced to $4,450,000 — a savings of $400,000. The current owner bought the property four years ago for $4,250,000 and since made $1.5 million worth of additions and improvements. The biggest upgrade was to create a 700-square-foot media/billiards room over the garage, add a temperaturecontrolled wine cellar that holds more than 600 bottles of wine, and a private office next to the family room overlooking the water. He also finished the third-floor attic as a play area for the children — also with a full complement of windows. “The waterfront is a big part of life here,” said Anthony D’Onofrio, associate real estate broker with Houlihan Lawrence. “I go walking there every morning by the boats, the grass and the parks — and to the village cafés and restaurants — even in the winter. That is what living here is all about, and why people invest in their homes.” The price tag on that investment in waterfront lifestyle is clearly dropping, added D’Onofrio. “While we have sold more houses this year than last, the prices have clearly gone down — and this home is one of them. It is a sign of where the economy is now that houses in this price range have started to sell again, but at a discount. In better times, this house would have sold for more than $6 million. The current owner bought it for $4,250,000 four

The current owner of 516 Shore Acres Drive in Mamaroneck has made $1.5 million worth of additions and improvements. PHOTO: TIM LEE

Set on a quiet cul-de-sac in Tarrytown, 35 Castle Heights Avenue was built in 1949 and completely renovated in 1999.

Perched above the water, 35 Castle Heights Avenue offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Tappan Zee Bridge.

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The one-of-a-kind mansion known as All View, on Premium Point Road in Mamaroneck, was built in 1890 by former America’s Cup champion Charles Oliver Iselin. PHOTO: LEONARD LAMPEL

years ago, and put $1.5 million into it. So considering this, it is a smart buy.” Rye, nearby, is Westchester’s third exclusive private waterfront enclave. A four-bedroom 3.5-bath custom built contemporary is currently on sale on 261 Kirby Lane, noted for its waterfront on both sides of the property and the dock at the back of the house on Manursing Island Creek which opens to the harbor and the Sound. Built in 1995, 261 Kirby today is a 5,342-square-foot

Some people prefer to be right on the water, while others prefer the more distant but panoramic views from above. showcase for the current owner’s extensive collection of African art, which fits beautifully on the angular white

A gated entry and two acres dotted with mature trees are selling points of 884 Long Hill Road West in Briarcliff Manor.

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walls. New to the market, the home is priced at $5,495,000. The architect, Charles Forberg, is known for the Long House in East Hampton, a rectangular glass architectural icon on the dunes that is open to the public for tours. The home on Kirby achieves a similar serene, Eastern feeling, said Joshua Rogull, licensed salesperson with Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty in Rye. “There are a lot of architectural details — diamond-shaped windows, hidden window shades in the ceiling, exposed stairways — that buyers of contemporary homes look for,” said Rogull. “For buyers looking for a contemporary look on the waterfront in natural surroundings with privacy and serenity, this is it.” ■


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Avon, CT: Tranquility of the countryside beckons! Magnificent stone manor on 70 acres w/ponds, barn, pastures & sweeping views of Farmington Valley. Unsurpassed attn to detail. Masterful blend of old world features & mod amenities. $5,700,000. www.55bishoplane.com Ellen Seifts • 860.214.3540

Canton, CT: Authentic French Normandy Chateau; 2.69+ very private acres set high on hill steeped in beauty of nature; luxury & old world charm abound. Minutes to airport 11rooms, 3-4BRs, 3/2 baths & 4 studios. $997,000. www.11TimbercrestDrive.com A. Cerza 860.424.6622 • P. Hackett 860.930.1037

Clinton, CT: Waterfront escape w/designer’s eye! Beaut remod 3BR home w/45’ of frontage, sandy beach & views in prime boating area w/access to CT River+LI Sound. Open flr plan, gourm kit. Prof design by Morgan Harrison Home. $925,000. www.87shorerd.com Sheila Tinn-Murphy • 203.915.7530

Farmington, CT: Gracious Col w/unbelievable views overlooking Farmington Valley, probably the best in Talcott Notch! MBR has a deck w/ amazing view. Walkout basement, in-grnd heated pool w/whirlpool, beautiful landscape! $995,000. www.187TalcottNotchRoad.com Joseph George 860.539.3073

Haddam, CT: Stunning Col blt in 2000 on 5.13 pvt acres. Almost 6,000sf w/5BRs, 4 1∕2 baths + poss. au pair/in-law ste. Lower level approx. 2,800sf w/theater, game rm & home office. Kit w/13' b.bar. Master ste w/fpl. 3-c. gar. $940,000. www.66oxbowroad.com Marie Coughlin• 860.301.2425

North Stamford, CT: Beaut updated c. 1805 New EnglandFarmhseon1.55acsw/exquisitegrounds/ gardens, guest cottage, barn, custom stone pool & cabana. 4BRs, exposed beams & wide plank flrs. Antique charm w/mod amenities. $950,000. www.113chestnuthillrd.com Debbie Brennan • 203.570.2342

Old Saybrook, CT: Country French elegance combines w/casual family living in this 11-room, 5 BR waterfront estate. 5 private acres, dock, pool, stucco exterior, slate roof, first flr master BR. A Connecticut River landmark. $5,975,000. www.watrouspoint.com Maureen Nelson • 860.767.2133 Ext.17

Weston, CT: Luxe Home of the New Decade! Classical architecture unites w/glam! Clean, bold lines w/in a geometric profile highlight contemporary ease/elegance. Artwork has space to breathe & music the air to flow. Extraordinary. $2,555,555. www.44RidgeRoad.com Stephanie Smith • 203.762.4270

Wilton, CT: Premier cul-de-sac location, an exceptional property located on 2 flat acres with exquisite formal gardens, stone terraces, hot tub and outdoor kitchen. 5 BRs, 5 full & 2 half baths, 4 fpls. A real gem! $1,995,000. www.1BrandonCircle.com Mary Susan Muirhead • 203.762.4250

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A Singular Sensation! Gracious open design w/ soaring ceils, stunning use of glass/marble/wood/stone. Unrivaled gourmet EIK-Wolf, SubZero, Asko. Stunning main level master suite w/deck. Glorious grounds. www.29foxglen.pruct.com $1,149,000 Elayne Jassey 203-329-0136

Well-Priced w/Pool! Easy living Ranch w/a sense of elegance - 3BRs, 3Bs, dramatic step-down LR/fpl, frml DR, EIK & terrific scrnd porch. 1.23 lovely acres w/pool in prized c-d-sac neighbhd-c/air, city water & gas ht. www.122mountainwood.pruct.com $709,000 Elayne Jassey 203-329-0136

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Brand New Direct Water! Vistas of water, sky & beach from finely crafted 5638sf, 5BR Col. 7-fpls, soar’g ceils & walls of glass/water views! Mstr suite on 1st or 2ndflr. Deepwatermooring+Assnbeach.Alsoforrent. www.247davenport.pruct.com $4,995,000 Elayne Jassey 203-329-0136

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MADISON. Waterfront home steps from LIS. Salt marsh & river views. Total renv, SS Kit w/cook island, Viking/Dacor appls. First flr mstr. Bʼful HW flrs. $899,000. ShorelineProperty.com Shoreline Property Partners, Madison Office

MADISON. Great floor plan. Exquisite MBR/BA. Home office, bonus room with theatre & full bar. In-ground Gunite pool/hot tub. 600 sf finished walk-up 3rd level. $999,000 Andy Stephens, Guilford Office

MADISON. Picture perfect custom home. 5052 sf, 5 BR, 4 BA, red oak-inlay floors, marble, granite, limestone, cherry, Hydro & CA, crown molding, chair rails and more. $975,000 Bette Zollshan, Madison Office

MADISON. Seaview Beach. Newly renovated, fine craftsmanship, attn to detail. Terrific views from wraparound porch. Steps to 1650ʼ of sandy beach. $1,395,000 ShorelineProperty.com Shoreline Property Partners, Madison Office

MADISON. Private newer home in desirable Park Ave nbrhd steps from Middle Beach. High end construction, quality finish work. Walk to town. $1,750,000. ShorelineProperty.com Shoreline Property Partners, Madison Office

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GUILFORD. The prettiest property in Sachemʼs Head, perched above the harbor. Panoramic views of LIS and Harbor. 1.32 acres, heated pool, beach rights. $2,250,000 Vinni Davis, Guilford Office

GUILFORD. Historic 1882 home right on Sachemʼs Head Harbor. Completely refurbished w/taste & quality. 4 BR plus versatile space in w/o LL & top floor “crowʼs nest”. $2,375,000 Vinni Davis, Guilford Office

CHESTER. Rare offering. 1790 11 room Col on 3 idyllic acres bordering Jennings Pond. Lovingly maintained & has kept many original details. 5 BR, 3.1 BA, Barn/Garage. $925,000 Linda Hicks, Essex Office

ESSEX. Set on 1.6 acs on the Connecticut Rvr, 190ʼ direct waterfront on Middle Cove. Open, dramatic design takes advantage of views. Solar heated Infinity pool, private dock. $1,495,000 Michael Marsden, Essex office

ESSEX. New Waterfront Listing! Warm and inviting Saltbox reproduction with glorious views of South Cove and the CT River. Exceptional privacy, 3-car garage, pool and dock. $1,195,000 Kathy Shannehan, Essex Office

OLD SAYBROOK. Walk to beach from this completely remodeled home in Saybrook Manor. Yr-round beach house, 3 BR, 1 BA, outdoor showers. Ready to move right in. Enjoy summers at the beach. $325,000 Tina Gardiner, Essex Office

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GRANDVIEW-ON-HUDSON, NY: "La Serena" is an idyllic river view retreat. Once part of Shelter Cove Estate, this c.1920's Colonial getaway with European flair is completely renovated in the best of taste. Only 25 minutes to NYC. $995,000. www.baer-mcintosh.com. (845) 358-9440

NEW ROCHELLE, NY: Spacious 5,200sf custom built home w/dramatic 2-story light filled entry, 5 BRs, 4 baths, 2 fpls, chef’s gourmet kit, CAC, new extensive landscaping & specimen plantings. Every possible amenity. Near shops/schools/worship. $1,599,000. www.fsrec.com. (914) 667-6767

SOMERS, NY: Stately approach, total privacy yet many neighbors. Dramatic 3-story entry, 40’ rocking chair porch, finest of enhancements, 3,600sf, 4BRs, 3.5 baths, fam rm, office + super walk-out basement & overszd 3-car garage. $899,900. Billingsleyrealty.com. (914) 232-5121

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