12 Gorgeous Connecticut Homes That Hit the Market in 2015
As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at Connecticut real estate in 2015. This year saw offerings ranging from a Tudor-Revival perfect for anglophiles, to painstakingly restored midcentury moderns, to the most expensive listing in Fairfield and beyond. Here, we've rounded up some of the most notable homes that hit the market in 2015.
Our first property was listed in March of 2015 by John Engel of Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild. This modern marvel in New Canaan stands out due to its dramatic hyperbolic roof and exterior walls that appear to be made completely of glass. Sliding glass doors step out onto a wraparound balcony for show-stopping views of the surrounding landscape.
Speaking of landscape, the gardens of this Ridgefield Georgian are not its only stunning feature. Listed with Karla Murtaugh of Neumann Real Estate, it boasts a walk-in wine storage room, home theater, billiards room and golf-simulator room.
The most expensive listing ever in the town of Fairfield is this stunning waterfront property along Sasco Hill Road. Listed at $62 million with Victoria Fingelly of Nicholas Fingelly Real Estate, it includes a main house with 10 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, a Gothic-Revival boathouse, private beach, tennis courts, a post-and-beam barn, a five-bedroom guesthouse and Victorian-style gatehouse.
The circa-1950 Stillman House in Litchfield, designed by Marcel Breuer, is listed with Graham Klemm of Klemm Real Estate. A four-year restoration in 2009 brought the home back from less-than-pristine condition, including re-creating the outdoor mural painted by Alexander Calder. The home features a floating staircase, sunken living room with a fireplace that resembles a giant sugar cube and walls of windows onto the swimming pool.
Michelle Genovesi of Michelle & Company, affiliated with William Raveis, listed this Westport property, complete with unparalleled views of Long Island Sound, in June of 2015. The views across the Sound are especially breathtaking from the third-floor master suite, with its walls of glass doors opening onto a private deck.
For the avid cook, this circa-1920s Madison home listed in January 2015 by Lorey and Meig Walz and Coldwell Banker features a gorgeous new kitchen. The countertops and island are made of two-inch thick white statuary marble, offset by the ebony floors and window frames. The marble continues into the master suite, which has a walk-in marble shower.
Stamford’s first passive homebuilding project includes this modern home that is listed with Walter Block of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. Passive homebuilding was a hot topic this year after the White House announced its Passive Homebuilding Initiative. Passive homes are built for 90-percent improved efficiency over traditional construction. They include special heating and cooling systems and are sited to take advantage of natural sunlight for both warmth and light.
A home built for summer fun and entertaining, this New Preston house is located directly on Lake Waramaug. Its stone terrace has plenty of room to dine and entertain and looks out over a private dock perfect for boating and fishing. The home is situated on nearly 4 acres and features 530 feet of private waterfront and a stream with a waterfall. Stacey Matthews of the Matthews Group, affiliated with William Raveis, listed the home in June 2015.
Built in 1956 by architect Willis Mills, this New Canaan midcentury modern has undergone a full-blown makeover. The home has been restored, updated and refreshed to make it a modern dwelling without losing any of its midcentury charm. The space features a double-height living room with glass walls, a pool, bluestone terrace and Japanese gardens. Karen Sneirson of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty listed it in June 2015.
Looking for a romantic getaway? Look no further than this Old Lyme home listed by Beth Cote of Coldwell Banker. The former bed and breakfast is like a romantic getaway every day. The master suite features fireplaces in both the bedroom and one of the two bathrooms. The home also offers eight other bedrooms, glossy dark floors and custom glass cabinetry.
A Tudor Revival in Greenwich offers all the appeal of across-the-pond living without leaving the New England coast. It has been recently restored to all its carved beam and stone walled glory and features a turret, master suite with two fireplaces, media room, game room and wine cellar. Gideon Fountain of Houlihan Lawrence listed it in November 2015.
Ridgefield’s Fieldstone Hall, listed with Laura Freed of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, is a golf-lover’s paradise. It is conveniently located near the Silver Spring Country Club, but if that isn’t enough it also has a high-tech golf-simulation facility of its own. After a long day on the course, the dome-roofed outdoor pavilion is the perfect place for refreshments. The nearly three-acre grounds also include a carriage house with an apartment and the main house includes a library, conservatory, home theater and game room.