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Historic Scottish Island Provides Remote Getaway

By Bethany Erickson | July 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Scottish Island Provides Remote Getaway

Someone ponied up more than $20 million for a private island in Connecticut, you can still buy a castle in the woods in Arkansas, and we have a Scottish island perfect for when you really, really want to get away. Here’s what we’re reading. What are YOU reading? Relatively Quick Sale for Private Connecticut Island […]

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Mel Gibson’s Former Historic Estate in Connecticut Redefines Splendor

By Deb R. Brimer | June 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Mel Gibson’s Former Historic Estate in Connecticut Redefines Splendor

This magnificent historic estate has an abundance of star power all its own. Not only did famed actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson call it his Connecticut home for 15 years, its more than 75 landscaped acres is deemed to be the largest and most opulent landholding in Greenwich.

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Discover the Laid-Back Connecticut Vibe at Your Own Historic Lake Cabin

By Deb R. Brimer | April 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Discover the Laid-Back Connecticut Vibe at Your Own Historic Lake Cabin

The world has changed significantly since contractors put the first board in place on this historic lakefront Connecticut home in 1940. In addition to changing styles, trends, and innovations, the pace of society has accelerated dramatically as well, so the need to retreat from hustle and bustle stress has never been greater. But this modernized […]

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Historical Shelters: Own the Birthplace of Harriet Beecher Stowe

By Bethany Erickson | August 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Historical Shelters: Own the Birthplace of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Today’s historical shelter should be a museum, but for $400,000, the birthplace of Harriet Beecher Stowe could be yours – with a caveat. It’s kind of a giant, DIY puzzle. The Hartford, Conn., home was carefully dismantled with an eye toward moving it and turning it into a museum about the early life of the […]

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Weather Watch Farm, A Classic Connecticut Country Estate

By Deidre Woollard | January 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Weather Watch Farm, A Classic Connecticut Country Estate

These days we tend to think of second homes as being located as a plane flight or at least a several-hour car ride from the primary residence, but it wasn’t always this way. In the days before cars, a smaller distance might provide all the respite necessary. Case in point: Weather Watch Farm, a country […]

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