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The master suite also offers a sitting room with a breakfast balcony and a bedroom with a fireplace. The home is listed for $5 million; Michaelis can be reached at 203–247–5000.
A castle–like estate in Weston has one of the most impressive master suites we've ever seen at 1,800 square feet, plus a 240–square–foot covered porch. Part of the space is built into a turret, creating a dramatic cathedral ceiling. It offers a spa tub and steam shower, a sitting room with a wet bar and two walk–in closets. The main portion of the massive bedroom features a fireplace, yet another closet and views over the property's pool and 2.5 acres. The 17–room home, built in 2006, is listed for $4 million. Alexander Chingas and Barbara Bross of the Riverside Realty Group in Westport have the listing (203) 226–8300.
And in Rowayton, there's a newly constructed Arts & Crafts-style home on Farm Creek Road by builder David Chute. Its four–room master suite features a private study with a cozy fireplace and an especially commodious dressing room with custom cabinetry. There's also a spa–like soaking tub, an oversized shower and heated limestone floors. Best of all: the expansive sunset views over the Farm Creek estuary. In its entirety, the home offers six bedrooms, five–and–a–half bathrooms and three fireplaces. It's listed by Nancy Dauk of Wheeler Real Estate in Darien (203–656–6501).
To the Rescue
In 2007, the New York metropolitan region surpassed the Chicago area as the teardown capital of the U.S., according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has been tracking "bash and build" stats since 2002. In Connecticut, 2007 began with the razing of a Westport home designed by modernist master architect Paul Rudolph. And it ended with news that the New Canaan woman who owns a Philip Johnson home called the Alice Ball House had applied for a demolition permit.