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.

 

 
$1,385,000
Victorian Estate & Carriage House - water views from each room of the CT River

East Hampton, Middlesex County, Connecticut


Knowles Landing is one of the most extraordinary Connecticut Riverfront offerings. This maritime landmark is a true destination that will entice any boater and most who love to wake up to water views from every room of this magnificent Victorian estate. Invite your guests to stay next door at the "Carriage House" with dramatic vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, sunset views from 2 decks and cocktails by the Gazebo. This is a destination that will keep you entertained year-round. Included in the sale of this estate is a priceless .82 acre buildable riverfront lot on the river. with 350' frontage and 42' deepwater dock with expansion rights. Waterfront Estate outside the flood zone. Victorian Home is 3450 sf 5 Bedrooms, 3.1Baths, renovated in 1990's & Carriage House is 2125 sf, 1 Bedroom, 1 full Bath~Renovated in 1990's (1.18 Acres) Buildable riverfront lot is additional .82 acres

Frederic Bernard , Houlihan Lawrence

2.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3450 SQ FT
 
$319,000
Year Round Water Home

Colchester, Middlesex County, Connecticut


Year Round Living at Lake Hayward-Direct Water Views of the lake, across the home is waterfront lake property called little beach which is owned by the association for you to leave & launch your boats & has a beach right next to it. Location! This home has 2 BRs, 1 Bath, propane fireplace insert, enclosed wrap around porch-amazing views of the lake & used for additional overnight guests, family room w/cathedral ceiling, 1 car garage, basement, 2 driveways for plenty of parking. Wood and tile floors throughout. This home sports a wraparound deck, a patio area to entertain friends & family or to just sit back-relax-immerse yourself in the lake and all it has to offer. Stone walls-gardens add to the tranquility of the lake & shed to store all your toys.Recent upgrades include full house generator, new furnace in 2020, new septic, 50 year metal roof, kitchen cabinets, upgraded electric.

Tina Good , BHHSNE

0.32 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1156 SQ FT
 
$1,995,000
www.137SunsetCove.com

Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Direct LEVEL Waterfront CANDLEWOOD LAKE w/breathtaking expansive VIEWS & Western SUNSETS (South & West exposure!).Your own private natural SANDY BEACH. Graced w/lovely gardens, sweeping lush lawn colorful professional landscape & areas of contemplation. Magnificent stone terraces for entertaining & dining al fresco, stonewalls, Cabana & lakeside Patio plus large Boat Dock rounds out this Waterfront Playground. LOCATION-5M to I-84/70 M to NYC for easy commutes! Detailing & abounding good taste offer inspired classic New England character for this Lake Front Home w/its contemporary open floor plan, 9'ceilings, hardwood floors, architectural details, custom millwork & built-ins. The garden level of the homes boasts Lake VIEWS from most rooms. Living Room w/coffered ceiling, gas fireplace & walls of glass sliders to stone patio. A stunning Chef's Kitchen provides a graceful layout. Lovely custom cabinetry gives the well-finished look of fine furniture. Wolf Cooktop, Decor double ovens, subzero/wine cooler, 2 cooler drawers, 2 dishwashers, cappuccino maker, & Granite counters serve as a handsome durable work surface. Main Level Bedroom, Den/Office w/builtins & 2 Baths, mudroom/laundry area leads to a private back staircase to Bonus Room that offers flex space -rec/playroom/Studio/Office. Upper Level - Regal Master Suite, fireplace & private Balcony w/luxurious spa bath. 2 additional BD & 2 full BA. 2 Car Attached Garage & Basement Storage.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.26 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3700 SQ FT
 
$565,000
Direct Waterfront Property

New Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Direct Waterfront just over an hour from New York City, a peaceful and serene respite on the quiet side of Ball Pond awaits you. This classic 1890 cape just oozing charm and character sits beautifully on a level site with a dock and water frontage. The brand new 2-car garage has a large potting shed beneath it. The home, with its brand new roof, has an extremely flexible floor plan. Enter through a sunroom as wide as the home with its vaulted ceiling and step through the French door to a formal living room with a stone fireplace. Here you'll catch your first glimpse of the incredible view as you can see, from the living room, right through the sitting room to the walls of glass on the rear of the home and out to your extensive water views. The master bedroom suite is in the rear of the home with its beautiful water views as well. The upper level boasts 2 large bedrooms and a recently renovated full bathroom. Below you will delight in your granite kitchen alongside the large dining room and simply walk out to your brick patio and just a few more steps down to your dock and direct waterfront. A stone hearth off the patio gives you the option of outdoor cooking as you take in the serenity of your waterfront paradise.

Toni Riordan & John Chopourian , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NE Properties

0.35 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2768 SQ FT
 
$825,000
Candlewood Lake Waterfront Charmer

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DIRECT WATERFRONT w/Southwestern Exposure on CANDLEWOOD LAKE. The unique camp-like setting allows you to take a step back from the action. Cascading stream creates an enchanting or roaring backdrop to mosey down to Water's Edge & reflect natural elements of the natural landscape as well as touches of professional landscape. Lrg New Dock, terraced sitting area w/Fire Pit, Cabana for storage/changing. Multiple outdoor areas are available including 2 large terraces available for entertaining or for simple contemplation. Soak in the sun & let your cares float away. Renovated easy living High-End Country Ranch w/oodles of charm offers a real mood of contentment & relaxation along with w/flexible space over 2 levels. Great Room will strike you as "handsome" w/its stone fireplace, recessed lighting offers a flattering glow & wall of wood sliders to new Trex Deck/Wire Railings offer expanded living & entertaining space. Combo LR/DR also leads directly onto Deck-relax w/that morning cup of coffee while soaking in postcard views. Updated Kitchen w/every modern convenience & hand-hammered copper sink.2 ML Bedrooms & new BA.LL will surprise you w/its private guest wing area full BA & laundry room & FR w/another fireplace & sliders to a huge terrace. A rare gem on nature's doorstep in CANDLEWOOD LAKE ESTATES-private gated lake community also offers access to magical Green Pond, another water amenity so bring your canoe & a bottle of wine. Level entry w/loads of parking & carport! Enjoy Sherman's famous low Taxes!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.68 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2159 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
Direct Waterfront w/ separate 1BR Guest House

Brookfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut


DIRECT LEVEL WATERFRONT on Candlewood Lake. A TRUE WATERFRONT PLAYGROUND!GATED 1.77 ACRES of usable property- gentle rolling, lush lawn to the large terrace, Beach Cabana Large Dock & Sandy Beach, all surrounded by a flurry of color from the gardens. Main House originally built in 1930 w/rustic charm has been updated & renovated for 2019 living. The Vaulted Great Room & Dining Area w/propane Frplc showcases a wall of sliders accessing a 600 sq ft Deck for entertaining. Beautiful Cherry cabinetry gives the look of fine furniture & granite counters serve as a handsome durable workspace. There is also a convenient 1/2 BA off the kitchen. Adorable sunroom doubles as a breakfast area that also leads to the private Master Wing Suite w/huge fitted wardrobe walk-in closet. Stylishly updated Master Bath w/oversized walk-in shower w/3 heads. This suite also offers a private deck from which to admire Lake VIEWS. 3 secondary bedrooms with full bath and enormous walk-in mudroom/pantry round out the main level. The 2 Rooms in the walkout lower level are perfect versatile space for exercise/media w/full BA also offers direct access to 2 Car attached Garage. Detached 3 Car Garage w/GUEST HOUSE-boasts another 900 sq ft of living space w/Great Room open to Dining & Kitchen areas w/sliders to enormous 580 sq ft Deck. Lrg BDRM & Full BA is fully applianced w/attic & loads of storage Detached 2-3 Car CARPORT for boats & other toys. Desirable "live edge" siding on both residents. Irrigation System. Potential for pool.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.77 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2899 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
 
$275,000
Ready to Build? 46' Frontage on Candlewood Lake

New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut


46' Frontage - DIRECT WATERFRONT on CANDLEWOOD LAKE - Build your Dream House on this well-maincured property with paved driveway and slope with stairs to water's edge. Fantastic Views in a wide-open section of the lake. Septic design approved for 2 bedrooms. House footprint 26x45. First Light permit in place for 22x4 catwalk and 22x24 floating dock for no more than 2 powerboats & 2 jet skis.

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.30 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$250,000
Time to build your Dream Home - 400' Frontage on Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


2 ACRES -400'+ DIRECT WATERFRONT ON CANDLEWOOD LAKE. Approved septic design plan on file. Deer Run Shores - private lake community. The only lake community on Candlewood Lake with a community pool! Sandy Beach/Docks/Adorable Clubhouse

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.90 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$425,000

SOLD

Cozy Split Level with Private Dock on Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


HIDDEN GEM - A short stroll to your guaranteed BOAT SLIP/DOCK on CANDLEWOOD LAKE! From there you are a few hundred yards to more outdoor activities and the town park w/new community tennis courts, a 1/2M jogging path, basketball courts, kids play area and ballfields. Town Pavilion and Beach on CANDLEWOOD LAKE. Come to relax and enjoy the end of the road cul-de-sac country living in a small enclave of lake community homes. Refreshed & Updated easy living home w/loads of light plus charm. Set in privacy w/front deck and large back deck overlooking serene setting & stonewalls. The Great Room offers hardwood floors, a wall of built-ins, Brick Fireplace & sliders to Large Deck. Pellett Stove NOT included. DAZZLING totally renovated Kitchen w/island & breakfast bar is open to the dining area. An adorable office w/half bath rounds out the main level. Up a few stairs to the bedroom wing with its Master Bedroom, loads of closets which includes a large fitted walk-in and full bath. The 2 secondary bedrooms share a full bath and an easy access laundry room is available on this level. Updated Baths/Siding 2018/Roof 2006/Generator & Car Plug/New Well Pump/New Oil Tank being installed in Garage. $3988 taxes!!!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

1.05 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1808 SQ FT

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