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The seaside sensation is enhanced by the fact that Cloud 9 is "150 steps from the water," with Long Island Sound views from the loft on the second floor. In all, the home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on a .16-acre lot. Wall can be reached in the offices of Cool Cribs, her boutique real estate firm based in Westport (203-300-7868).
Adirondack-style New Construction, Westport
Lined with towering hemlocks, Panhandle Lane is a pine-scented, riverfront road that looks much more like the Adirondacks than suburbia. And this rustic—but handsomely appointed—lodge-like home sits on its 2.5-acre lot as if it has been there for a century. In fact, it's brand-new, conferring upon whomever buys it the appeal of an antique without the head- and heartaches. Some of the amenities offered within its 10,000 square feet: two master bedroom suites (upstairs and down), one of which has a 20-foot-high barrel ceiling and a limestone and marble fireplace; four additional bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bathroom; a stylish kitchen equipped with soapstone counters, a farm sink and appliances by Wolf and Miele plus a media room, exercise room, library and wine cellar. The exterior features a wide mahogany deck and a stone pool patio with a free-form pool flanked by a pool house and outdoor fireplace. It's offered by Holly Negreiro of William Raveis in Southport (203-255-6841).
God's Acre Antique, New Canaan
For a couple of centuries, New Canaan's most prestigious neighborhood was the pocket of fine and fancy houses very close to the town center—with the outlying roads populated by farmers and other working folk. These days, of course, the town's truly astonishing homes now stand in those former farm fields, but the appeal of God's Acre, the historic district, endures. From any one of its well-preserved antiques, you can walk to town and the train station and, for that matter, to the Congregational Church, the stately house of worship that inspires the name.