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HOUSE HUNTER'S DREAM

You’ll have it both ways at Hunter’s Chase, which brings townhouse elegance to the scenic countryside of northwest Connecticut. Just 2.3 miles from stately Litchfield’s town green, and two hours from New York, this rare private community features magnificently appointed 3BR, 21⁄2–bath town homes in four distinct styles. Sizes range from 1,800 to 3,300SF, and all have topnotch finishes––hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, Kohler–fitted baths—with spacious rear decks. Prices are from $399,900 to $595,900. The architecture reflects historic Litchfield County; lots of cedar shake and clapboard exteriors, ledge stone veneer, seamed copper roofing. Amenities include a large clubhouse with fitness center, outdoor heated pool and multi–purpose sports court. The sweeping 77–acre property has private roads for hiking, walking or bicycling and a large swath set aside for conservation.

Gerijo Matyka | 860.626.1800 | Novella McCann Development

 
       
 

BUCKS COUNTY BONANZA

Newtown Station, a deluxe new collection of 47 carriage homes, scores the perfect trifecta in stylish Bucks County, Pa.: historically faithful design, low–maintenance living and superior location. A 90–minute drive from New York City, the 3BR, 21⁄2–bath homes include such classic features as full–brick Federalist exteriors and third–floor lofts, combinations of then and now such as masonry fireplaces with gas logs, and ultra–modern touches such as luxurious gourmet kitchens. Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury houses, has not stinted on size: layouts—there are three exceptional floor plans—are 3,300SF, and there’s optional finished space over garage and basement. Pocket parks, brick sidewalks and lush landscaping complete Newtown Station’s outdoor picture. Fine dining, boutique shopping and the top–rated Council Rock schools are near. Pricing starts in the low $800,000s.

Laura Jeffers | 215.968.3368 | Toll Brothers

 
   
     
 
 
 

SMART PURCHASE

Continental chic both inside and out distinguishes this stucco and brick beauty at 5 Windsor Court in Purchase, Westchester County. The rambling 7BR home is set behind black wrought–iron gates and reached by a circular cobblestone driveway. A two–story entrance hall leads to a sunken living room; a marble fireplace overlooks sculpted grounds. A formal dining room has a fireplace and upholstered walls, the family room comes with mahogany built–ins, and an impressively equipped kitchen leads to the pool and veranda. A master suite, two bedrooms and a splendid study complete the floor. The second floor, with two full suites and baths, is an ideal guests’ domain. The lower level is all fun and games: wine–tasting room, spa with whirlpool, exercise and game rooms, theater, sports bar. The garden suggests a French country estate—fruit orchard, cutting gardens, swimming pool, covered veranda with a full bar. Asking $9.5 million.

Billie Prizio | 914.967.4600 | Sotheby’s International Realty

 
       
         
 
“It’s still a healthy housing market,” says David Orr, vice president of sales and marketing for Pulte Homes’ New York area. “If you’re selling, it’s smart to call in a ‘stager’—an expert who can make your house more saleable, be it painting, de–cluttering or other improvements.”  
 


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