About Connecticut

Connecticut

One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut is a state rich in history. It is the southernmost state in New England and the wealthiest state in the country per capita. While it is the third smallest state in size in the USA, it is home to 167 cities in just 8 counties. The population of the state is actually less than nearby New York City.

Connecticut is full of charm and rural beauty. There are a number of beaches at the shore, with State parks and forests throughout the state, and many smaller parks as well. The biggest river of the country splits the state into half. 

Connecticut has been dairy farm country and cows used to dominate the rural landscape, but horses are about to take over. A census released in 2004 by the United States Department of Agriculture reported that there were 4,191 farms in the state in 2002, down from 4,905 in 1997, and that the number of cows has fallen 21 percent, to about 54,000. A survey by the University of Connecticut counted more than 47,000 horses. The University said that Connecticut already has the highest density of horses (one for every 68 people) in the country. Over 90% are purely used for recreational reasons. 

Connecticut is well known for its affluence, and one of the reasons is that it is so close in proximity to New York City. Connecticut is widely considered to be one of the safest states in the country.

The State's top schools include Yale University, and the State has numerous tourist attractions including world-class museums, Mystic Seaport, as well as the famous fall foliage.

Like most of New England, the weather in Connecticut is varied with the seasons. Although it can be highly unpredictable in the spring and fall months, the weather in Connecticut is generally stable compared to many other parts of the country.

 

 
$329,000
Unique Multi - Level in Deer Runs Shores Lake Community

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DEER RUN SHORES - private lake community living. Perched in wooded privacy on Deer Hill find this modern home perfect for weekend or year round relaxation! Convenient community lakeside living where you can walk to community Clubhouse/Beach/Pool/and Boat Slips. Spacious multi-level home featuring flexible 2700 sq ft of living space. Comfortable Family Room w/cozy wood stove leads to huge updated kitchen w/soaring ceiling and dining area. Charming Family Room, Brick Fireplace & hardwood floors w/sliders to 500 + sq ft vaulted/covered Deck enjoys seasonal Lake VIEWS. Wide hallway with 2 sets of sliders to balcony deck access the 3 main level bedrooms and 2 baths, all with hardwood floors. Finished lower level boasts billiard room/media room/office plus full bath & sauna. Southern Sherman for easy commutes south! 45 M White Plains/ 60 M NYC. 20 M Metro North Train Station. 2M Community Tennis and quaint town center. 5 M to The Club @ River Oaks / 18-hole championship golf course. Year-Round outdoor activities!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.95 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2751 SQ FT
 
$240,000
Sun - drenched, classic lake cottage with year round views

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Sun-drenched, classic lake cottage with year round views of Squantz Pond. Stroll down to the water and enjoy deeded rights to two beaches. Home is only 1/2 mile from Squantz Pond State Park and only 1 mile to the New Fairfield town beach. The large deck is ideal for entertaining with water views. Stone patio below the house has similar views and is the perfect spot for simply relaxing. This home has an open floor plan and a surprisingly large master bedroom. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and water heater are all only one year old. Basement is great for storage and potential for expansion/finishing. 20 minutes to Southeast Metro Station and convenient to commuter bus service in New Fairfield to the Southeast train station

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1151 SQ FT
 
$479,000
Totally Updated Mid Century home in Lake Community

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


ESCAPE TO THE TRANQUILITY OF YEAR ROUND LAKE LIVING – This Candlewood lake home is comfortably perched in the New Fairfield treetops with unobstructed panoramic lake and mountain views. Totally updated, this contemporary lodge has been designed to create an open and airy space, great for entertaining friends and family while retaining the charm and character of its mid-century roots. This home is perfectly designed for today’s easy living lifestyle and offers stunning views from every room. Enjoy cocktails at sunset on the oversized deck off the completely renovated cook's kitchen and morning coffee off the master bedroom deck. The kitchen features all new Kitchen Aid black stainless steel appliances, porcelain tile, honed black granite countertops, new cabinets, and a large granite island. The expansive great room maintains the mid-century feel but has been updated for contemporary living which flows effortlessly to the kitchen and dining area. This great room is light and airy with cathedral ceilings, beams, free-standing fireplace, and double walls of windows taking advantage of both the lake and wooded views. Mostly level backyard with patio is perfect for outdoor entertaining and weekend barbeques. The two main floor guestrooms offer beautifully appointed ensuite bathrooms. The third bedroom is perfect as a Master Bedroom Suite or Bunk-House, complete with private bath and a sitting/play/office room. Bring your boat and water toys, the community offers private slips and 3 beaches. Park the car and jump in your golf cart for access to Tennis, Basket Ball, Bocce, Horseshoes, Baseball, and the Club House. Renowned Private Summer Kids Camp teaches swimming, sailing and so much more. Take advantage of all the summer activities in the community and surrounding towns or hideaway from your hectic schedule.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1874 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
10+ Acres and Access to Lake Lillinonah

Bridgewater, Litchfield County, Connecticut


AGGRESSIVELY PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE - 10 + Acres on Scenic wooded country road with true "Litchfield County Vibe" & seasonal VIEWS of Lake Lillinonah. Spacious Custom Built Colonial has been put in mint condition. 10+ ceilings on ML.Stunning 600 sqft cherrywood Great Room w/cathedral cherry coffered ceiling, rich in architectural details/millwork.Dazzling Gourmet Kitchen-custom cabinets/granite/Aga Stove/enormous center island. Flattering 850 sqft wrap-around mahogany porch is easily accessed from the kitchen, eat-in & dining areas.UL w/9' ceiling. Art gallery landing to master suite w/spa bath, ensuite BD & 2 add BD w/Jack & Jill BA. 500 sq ft Apartment w/interior & exterior entrances. Large tiled mudroom w/walk-in closet & half bath easily accessed from oversized 2 car detached garage w/electric. 5 Zone Hydro Air & Radiant Heat. 1500 gallon septic tank.Generator.1800 sq ft basement. Walk to deeded Lake access-enjoy the calm water in a canoe or short drive to launch your boat @ State boat ramp. Explore Lovers Leap & Clatter Valley Park for Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding. Less than 1.5 hours from midtown Manhattan/30 M to Mohawk.30 M to NYC train.Less than 2M from sleepy quaint Town of Bridgewater.Enjoy the Bridgewater Village Store & Bistro w/gourmet deli, exceptional catering, farm to table dining & local farm produce. Don't miss the famous Bridgewater County Fair! Room for Pool & Extra Garages/Barn. An incredible opportunity for either full-time residents or weekend relaxation.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

10.69 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
5736 SQ FT
 
$1,495,000
SAIL HARBOUR CLUB - Custom built Nantucket cedar shingle home

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


SAIL HARBOUR CLUB-A vibrant Lake Community of refined tastes. Emerald green front lawn & backyard akin to a private oasis boasts an entertainer's outdoor full-service kitchen. Dine al fresco on the stone terrace that shares an enormous stone fireplace & overlooks 18 x 48 salt-water, gunite, heated lap pool surrounded by a flurry of color from lovely gardens lush lawns. Custom Built Nantucket Style-Cedar Shingle Home w/Stylish & Sophisticated Flair throughout flaunting sensuous curves of architectural detail & sumptuous finishes. Exquisite formal DR leads to sunken LR w/coffered ceiling & stone fireplace. 2 sets of french doors open to 28x10 screened porch w/stone floor overlooking whimsical gardens. Experience a custom Chef's Dream Kitchen outfitted for the passionate cook w/5'8x6'3 island, eat-in area & corner gas fireplace. The UL hosts a stately master suite w/sitting area, walk-in closet & spa Bath. 3 additional bedrooms with full bath and large laundry area round out the upper level. A user-friendly lower level includes a billiards room/relaxing-viewing area w/built-ins/fitness area plus full bath. Wet your whistle at the full bar with generous seating. PAMPERED & READY TO SPOIL YOU!Net a classic & walk to private community tennis courts. Lake amenities include Clubhouse/Marina/Boat Slips/Beach/Fire Pit/Grilling Area & Bocci Court. All this and easy access to points south.30M to White Plains/50M to NYC.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.23 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4814 SQ FT
 
$929,000
Stone Colonial in Sail Harbour Club

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


SAIL HARBOUR CLUB - Premier Lake Community Home Enclave of Custom Built Homes in fabulous up-scale community offers Clubhouse/Tennis Courts/Large Sandy Beach/Boat Slips/Outdoor Kitchen-Grilling Area/Fire Pit/Sitting Area/Play Area/Bocci Court. "Net" a Classic and walk to the community courts from this home. Walk or bring your golf cart to get to the Clubhouse and other amenities. Stately perched on 2.42 ACRES offering seasonal views of CANDLEWOOD LAKE as well as wonderful privacy as well as room for a pool. Cute little potting shed could double as a cabana that overlooks a waterfall feature. A lovely winding driveway lead to this gracious, stone-faced Colonial that boasts 5460 sq ft - 5 Bedrooms/4.5 Baths. Traditional floor plan on main level includes formal Living Room w/fireplace, Dining Room, Office w/fireplace, Family Room w/fireplace, Eat-In Kitchen (recently updated) and Sunroom. A half bath and laundry room area with private staircase leads to a private BONUS ROOM area. 2nd Level hosts an impressive Master Suite wing that includes a lovely sitting room and recently updated spa bath. Two Secondary Bedrooms and Full Bath round out this level. Surprised 3rd Level hosts two additional Bedrooms with Jack & Jill Bath. A finished lower level offers endless possibilities (media room, billiards room) with 3 spacious rooms and full Bath. 3 Car Garage. Easy commutes to all points South. 30M to White Plains/50M to NYC. 5M to local shopping.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

2.42 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
5460 SQ FT
 
$869,000
100' Direct Level Frontage on Candlewood Lake

New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut


BIRCH GROVES - 100' DIRECT LEVEL WATERFRONT - 46' Stone Terrace provides an ideal spot to admire the grounds w/inspiring mountain vistas by Day/ spectacular Sunsets & unspoiled sweeping Views across the lake. Wander down a few stone stairs to private Dock. STONEd LOVE! A Year Round Stone Retreat w/all of the charm of the 1930's & the modern amenities that you would expect. Nestled in a lovely setting with mature trees, flower gardens, an abundance of pachysandra & areas of contemplation, a natural place to relax w/family & friends. Separate Vaulted Studio/Guest Cottage (built in 1999). Enter a welcome charm -Great Room/Dining Room w/ stone fireplace that creates a mood of contentment & relaxation. Eat-In Kitchen w/side door to terrace & powder room round out the main level. The upper level offers 2 cozy bedrooms & a sunroom flooded w/ natural light which seconds as a sitting room for the bedrooms. The Master bedroom boasts & wall of windows w/built-in cubbie storage shelves. A full Bath finishes the upper level area. KICK OFF YOUR SHOES & STAY A WHILE. Mosey on down to Community amenities include charming Clubhouse/Huge Sandy Beach & Tennis Courts. Main House is 1506 sq ft./Guest House is 400 sq ft w/full BA. New Septic in 2002. Newer roof and dock. Loads of parking at Studio & Main House,

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.59 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1906 SQ FT
 
$575,000
Contemporary in Atchison Cove Lake Community

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


ATCHISON COVE - A Private Lake Community, desirable upscale yet country lake community w/newer trendy Clubhouse/large Sandy Beach w/amazing Views down Candlewood Lake/Winer Boat Storage. Kayak/canoe racks and deed Boat Slip! Brookside Lane is a small cul-de-sac perfect for walking and biking in and around the community. Easy living soft contemporary. Lovely windows, numerous sliders and skylights make this house very desirable for most buyers that are looking for open light and bright! The main level of this home boasts an enormous open living area that includes vaulted Great Room w/skylights, sliders to Deck and a 2-way fireplace open to Dining and Kitchen areas with access to deck. Desirable MAIN LEVEL vaulted Master Suite with sliders to Deck. Additional main level office/bedroom. Half Bath & laundry. The upper level offers bonus area and flexible space with 2 rooms for use as bedroom or studio space. The finished lower level is a perfect family room space decorated country/charming with exercise room and full bath plus wine room, workshop & storage areas. Lower level walks out to private, serene rear yard. A perfect home for weekend or year round entertaining and relaxation. 1M to quaint town center, community tennis and town park. 5M to private golf resort "The Club @ River Oaks".20M to Metro North Train Station. 45 M White Plains/60 M Manhattan.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.84 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3177 SQ FT
 
$950,000
Crisp and Bright Direct Waterfront On Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


100' DIRECT WATERFRONT - Candlewood Lake Light and Airy Contemporary and meticulously maintained. Fabulous oversized trex Deck with automatic awning. Lovely screened porch (also trex Deck) w/attached Deck. Magnificent mature and colorful landscape w/huge rhododendrons frame the views. Walls of sliders and windows throughout the house capture the unobstructed lake & mountain views throughout the house. Dining/Kitchen/Great Room all open and inviting - all with access to Deck. Main Level room doubles as an office or overflow w/Murphy bed. Upper level hosts a large master suite and 2 secondary bedrooms with full bath. The lower level is an absolutely fantastic space! Huge family room, bedroom, office/exercise, full bath and storage with access to screened porch. Flexible floor plan and wonderful space. This home is truly LOVELY and ready for you to enjoy and make memories on Candlewood Lake! Southern Sherman offers an excellent location of easy commutes to NY. 45 M White Plains/60 M Manhattan. Also 1 M to the quaint town center and community tennis. A true pleasure to show! Come and enjoy small-town relaxation and our low taxes!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.48 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3219 SQ FT
 
$899,000
Spacious & Gracious in Sail Harbour Lake Community

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


SAIL HARBOUR CLUB - Net a classic & walk to private community tennis courts. Lake amenities include Clubhouse/Marina/Boat Slips/Beach/Fire Pit/Grilling Area & Bocci Court. All this and easy access to points south.30M to White Plains/50M to NYC. Additional Rooms - BD/UL 15x14/GAME ROOM LL 14x28 Frplc/Carpet; MEDIA ROOM LL 15 x 19; EXERCISE ROOM LL 15x15.5 w/Sauna; FOYER ML 12x14; MUD ROOM ML 2 Walk-In Pantries & Double Closet; LAUNDRY ROOM UL 10.5x5; WINE CELLAR.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

2.62 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
5118 SQ FT

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