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This home sits on a wooded road not far from Gillette Castle State Park, where the main attraction is a medieval-style home built in the early 20th century by actor William Gillette, surrounded by walking paths and parks. picnic areas. The Hadlyme Ferry Boat Launch, the departure point for ferries across the Connecticut River to the city of Chester, is half a mile away.

Although the area seems remote, major cities are within commuting distance: New Haven is about an hour away; Hartford is about a 45 minute drive; and New York and Boston are about a three-hour drive away, depending on traffic.

Cut: 3,506 square feet

Price per square foot: $820

On the inside: A long driveway leads from the street to the garage. From here a pathway leads to a side entrance with a Dutch door that opens into a kitchen with a beamed ceiling, Bosch stove, black granite countertops, tiled floors and space for a breakfast table. -breakfast next to windows overlooking the field. Behind the kitchen is a cloakroom with access to a half bathroom.

Beyond the kitchen is a family room with built-in shelving and cabinetry. A paneled dining room with fireplace and a living room with another fireplace are also found in this part of the house. Next to the living room is a conservatory with floor to ceiling shelving and heated floors.

From the living room, a staircase leads to three bedrooms on the second floor. At the end of the upstairs hall is the master suite, which features a bedroom with a fireplace and a bathroom with heated floors and a walk-in glass shower. Adjacent is a guest bedroom with original wood paneling and toile wallpaper. Across the hall is another guest bedroom which contains a four-poster queen-size bed. Both guest bedrooms have a private bathroom.

The fourth bedroom is on the third floor, with another adjoining bathroom.

Outdoor space: A stone patio next to the house is shaded by mature trees. From here paths lead to a salt water pool surrounded by stones and a boxwood garden with a stone fountain in the centre. Also on the property is a garden folly that vendors use for dinner parties. The detached garage contains two cars.

Taxes: $14,448 (estimated)

Contact: Colette Harron, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 860-304-2391; sothebysrealty.com

This home is in Magnolia, a neighborhood known for its wide, tree-lined streets and gently sloping hills that offer views of Elliott Bay. It is a few blocks from a shopping area with a French bakery, pharmacy, and several coffee shops and cafes.

A number of green spaces are nearby: Magnolia Playfield, which has pickleball and tennis courts, is less than half a mile away, and the 534-acre Discovery Park is a five-minute drive. Driving into downtown Seattle takes approximately 15 minutes.

Cut: 3,160 square feet

Price per square foot: $916

On the inside: From the sidewalk, steps lead to the front door, which opens into a long lobby with tiled floors. To the right is a kitchen with dining area with stainless steel appliances, including a Viking stove, and a center island with cookbook storage.

At the end of the foyer is a sunny family room with hardwood floors and a built-in entertainment center. Behind is a glazed dining area with a long built-in bar.

From the hall, stairs lead up to a hall, with the master suite at the end. The bedroom is carpeted, with a built-in window seat and a door to the patio; the bathroom has a bathtub and a separate shower. Another full bathroom and a guest bedroom, currently used as a home office, are also found off the hallway.

The staircase continues to the upper level of the home, which features a loft-style bedroom with a skylight and a full bathroom.

The basement, accessible by the stairs from the family room, includes a boudoir with a white painted brick fireplace, another full bathroom, a laundry room and an open space that can be used as a gym.

Outdoor space: The master bedroom and family room patio is large enough for separate dining and living areas. It rises to an elevated seating area with garden views. The attached garage holds three cars.

Taxes: $16,308 (estimated)

Contact: Jen Cameron and James Campbell, The Agency, 425-305-9400 or 206-778-2424; theagencyre.com


This house was built on park-like land for a prominent local family, and additional houses were built for the original owner’s children and other relatives. Today, the houses are individually owned, but residents still share various amenities, including a pond, swimming pool, and private green space.

The house is just off East Seventh Street, in an area where historic homes abound, including the Colorado Governor’s Mansion, built in 1908, and the Adolph Zang Mansion, built in 1903 for a brewing magnate. It’s a few blocks from Governors Park, home to public art installations and a children’s playground, and a 10-minute walk from a Trader Joe’s.

Cut: 6,026 square feet

Price per square foot: $480

On the inside: A wrought iron fence separates this property from the sidewalk, with a gate at the side opening onto a path that leads to the entrance, flanked by two sets of white columns.

Inside is a large foyer with blue and white floral wallpaper and tiled floors. Next to this space is a powder room with an original stained glass window; a desk with built-in shelves; and under the main staircase, a smoking room with stained glass in the pattern of a pipe.

Pocket wood and glass doors in the lobby open to a formal living room with elaborate crown molding, hardwood floors, a crystal chandelier, and a fireplace. In this part of the house there is also a veranda used as a boudoir.

On the other side of the main level is a formal dining room with coffered ceilings, built-in window seats and another crystal chandelier. Beyond is an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and access to the rear staircase.

The wide staircase in the center of the house leads to the five bedrooms on the upper levels. The master suite is on the second level, with a sitting area anchored by a fireplace and two bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and the other with a deep soaking tub. A guest bedroom on this level has an en-suite bathroom, with another full bathroom down the hall. Three other guest bedrooms are on the third level; they share a full bathroom.

Outdoor space: Residents of this home have exclusive use of a garage roof terrace which has a low iron fence and is large enough to hold a dining table and chairs. The pond, the swimming pool and the adjoining patios are shared with the inhabitants of the surrounding houses. A two-car garage is attached to the house.

Taxes: $9,456 (estimated) and monthly homeowners association fees of $2,112

Contact: Rachel Gallegos, Milehimodern, 720-308-2615; milehimodern.com

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