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(One can only hope that exposure to Connecticut's less altruistic hedgie culture doesn't change their minds.) More good news of a greenish hue: A newly constructed spec home with eco-friendly amenities by Westport builder Barry Katz sold after just a few months on the market, closing at $3.3 million (listed for $3.7 million). All over, for-sale signs are cropping up like spring flowers. Here are our favorites:
They don't make beachfront parcels like this one anymore. This brick-and-slate Georgian manor sits on just over one acre featuring 200 feet of direct water frontage, a sandy, crescent beach and a pier. Built in 1929, the 7,300-square-foot home greets visitors with a front-to-back, two-story reception hall with spectacular water views. The formal rooms include a banquet-size dining room, a grand living room with a fireplace and a kitchen with a butler's pantry. In all, there are eight bedrooms, including a master suite with a fireplace, dressing room, luxe bath and more awe-inspiring vistas. Edward S. Mortimer of Sotheby's International Realty in Greenwich has the listing (203-618-3160).
Sasco Hill, Fairfield
Another Jazz-era beachfront property, this circa-1927 manor has nearly three acres overlooking the Long Island Sound and Southport Harbor. The grounds feature English gardens, a lily pond and a pool and pool house. At 6,000 square feet, the interiors offer 16 rooms, including seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms (plus three half-bathrooms). It's listed with Victoria Fingelly of Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate of Southport (203-255-9900).