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

SOLD

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
 
$479,000

SOLD

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
 
$575,000

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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
 
$1,150,000

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Private Pristine Waterfront

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


125' DIRECT LEVEL WATERFRONT-Western Exposure w/intoxicating Views by night & inspiring mtn vistas by day. Security Gate w/state of art interior/exterior home automation system.A stone-lined babbling brook in side yard leads to magical place of sunlight & shadows, shimmering leaves & bubbling water. The 600 sq ft bluestone patio w/full outdoor kitchen w/pergola, double thick granite counters overlooks a sprawling lawn (irrigation system w/remotes), colorful professional landscape & path to oversized custom cool surface Dock & swim platform w/2 sets of stone steps from sea wall to lake. Style & sophistication w/open floor plan for modern living. One BRIGHT idea after another is used in this energy efficient home w/a touch of classic New England character.Designed for easy living & entertaining in & out. Majestic windows allows light to stream into Great Room & Open Dining Areas. Kitchen is an epicurean's delight. Main level Office can double as an additional Bedroom. UL hosts Private Guest Wing, Bonus Room and Master Suite w/its fitted walk-in wardrobe & sumptuous spa bath including whirlpool tub, steam shower & sauna. Finished LL w/game room & private entry walkout allows for additional living space or bedroom. 5" white oak floors/Radant heated flrs on ML & UL.Lutron electric shades thruout. Heated Garage w/rubber floor.HydroAir-5 zone w/Buderous burner/20KW generator. A property for people who know & want quality! We can float your boat!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3635 SQ FT
 
$299,000

SOLD

1850 Antique w/ direct access to Candlewood Lake

Sherman, Fairfield County, Connecticut


Circa 1850-The Corbin House. Absolutely Adorable Historic Eyebrow Vintage Colonial. Direct Waterfront on Sawmill Brook/Candlewood Lake. Walk To Community Tennis/Jogging, Town Beach & Pavilion on Candlewood Lake. In-Town Location. This Charmer greets residents as they pass over the bridge crossing Sawill Brook to Candlewood Lake. Story Book Setting. 2 Bedrooms plus Den/Office. Hardwood Floors. Large NEW Country Kitchen overlooks brook and new community tennis courts.Lots Of Updates. Home automation/control on line - heat & some lights. A Rare Opportunity!

Kathleen Harrison , FAZZONE & HARRISON REALTY LLC

0.78 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1104 SQ FT

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