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March 2007


REAL ESTATE

Deeds & Don'ts

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The story goes that the circa-1880 home was once owned by Paul Starrett, whose company constructed the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building and the Plaza Hotel, among other Manhattan icons. The Hurricane of 1938 nearly swept it out to sea, so it was moved to Fenwick's highest point, reconstructed and then renamed Hurricane House. It's now listed for $5.9 million by Colette Harron (who sold the Hepburn place) of the Mitchel Agency (860-304-2391).

Sasco Hill, Fairfield
With views onto the Southport Harbor and Long Island Sound, Sasco Hill has always been Fairfield's best address. (G.E.'s former CEO Jack Welch owned a Georgian manor on the road that he recently sold to interior designer Victoria Hagan.) New to the market is an unusual property owned by Dennis Sinclair Nicotra and his wife. The couple took on the restoration of the 1930s estate, setting up what amounted to a mill shop on site to replicate, restore and otherwise recreate the cabinetry, moldings and the rest of the woodwork throughout the 8,500-square-foot home. While they were at it, they built a top-of-the-line kitchen and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with a wood-burning oven imported from Tuscany, teak fittings and furnishings, and heating units so the space can be enjoyed year round. Also included: six bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), including a luxurious 1,500-square-foot master suite; a billiards room; a third-floor fitness room with views over the water; formal gardens and a pool. It's listed for $7.5 million with Anne Estelle of William Raveis in Southport (203-454-6336).

Meadow Rock Farm, Wilton
Also known as the Samuel Keeler Homestead, this equestrian estate on almost five acres includes a four-stall stable with a hayloft, two barns, two paddocks and direct access to riding trails.

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