The search is on: it’s time to find your dream home. Instead of scrutinizing listings and neighborhoods with already built structures for the ideal qualities and details you’ve always imagined, why not embrace an open piece of land? It is on these undeveloped properties for sale that the possibilities for your dream home frequently come true. In a recent Wall Street Journal article on the matter, our very own Darien/Rowayton sales agent Doug Werner discussed the advantages of selling vacant land, highlighting his recently sold waterfront land listing at 203 Long Neck Point Road in Darien, CT, which once housed a residence that was razed before entering the market. “Buyers see value in the land, especially in exclusive neighborhoods or on the waterfront,” commented the article. “There, they can build brand new homes with modern design and cutting-edge technology.”
Here are seven properties that allow for open-ended, sweeping possibilities, proving that the value of a home is oftentimes all in the land.
Rt. 109 Chestnut Land Road—New Milford, CT
There are 61.54 acres of unique opportunity available at this stunning New Milford plot of land. The setting is exquisite, encompassing varied topography including expansive meadows, rolling hills and some wetland. Simply knowing its location is on the route of the Connecticut Wine Trail should be enough to measure the land’s intrinsic beauty and plentiful possibilities. The acreage would be especially ideal for a horse property, farm with sustainable farm-to-table capabilities, vineyard and of course, that long-awaited dream home built to perfection. It is also conveniently situated just four miles from New Milford’s charming downtown center, which offers shops, a village green and more. Lake Waramaug is additionally nearby, as well as the town of Washington Depot. To top it off, this country paradise is less than two hours from New York City.
12 Pheasant’s Run—Harrison, NY
This prime piece of property resides on a quiet street in the heart of Sterling Ridge, a neighborhood of grand estates in Harrison, NY. This luxurious location, as well as its vicinity near downtown shops and restaurants, epitomizes a residential lot that could easily take advantage of all Westchester County has to offer. While the 2.37-acre piece of land has met all requirements for a two-lot subdivision, it can also serve as the site of one, glorious estate—the decision is yours to make!
00 Chestnut Hill Road—Litchfield, CT
A lovely 4.5-acre open meadow is now for sale in an established neighborhood of Litchfield, CT, boasting stone walls, a wooden fence and more. The only part missing is the soon-to-be-built house that you can design! This countryside plot additionally borders the picturesque Haight-Brown Vineyard and is situated just a mile east of Litchfield’s village center.
3 Sherbrooke Road—Scarsdale, NY
An exceedingly rare residential opportunity is currently available in the prime Murray Hill Estate area of Scarsdale, NY. Besides resting on one of the town’s most coveted and picturesque roads, the property additionally enjoys Zen-like wooded surroundings, a tranquil duck pond and a neighborhood of already-built luxurious homes. Stop by with plans for your own residential paradise, and make sure to also explore the village of Scarsdale, where one will find nationally ranked schools, shops, restaurants and easy transportation into NYC, which is only a 30-minute train ride away.
6-4/7 Windham Ave—Colchester, CT
If you love the great outdoors and are looking for the ideal setting for the construction of a gentleman’s estate, this is the spot for you! The property consists of 141.2 acres of vacant land in the town of Colchester, CT. Lush vegetation, thickly wooded areas and an undeniable, natural exquisiteness comprise the grounds, while an 8-acre spring-fed pond with a Maine-like appeal serves as its focal point. Even though the land appears to be completely secluded, 6-4/7 Windham Ave also boasts close proximity to downtown Colchester, offering both convenience and privacy. Plans for a high-end subdivision can also be made.
25-27 Kinney Hill Road—Washington, CT
Stunning western views of the Litchfield Hills and farmland overwhelm this over 88-acre lot, which was once a peach orchard. With open meadows, woodland and even first-growth trees, the property is undoubtedly a lovely setting for a future country estate. There is even a driveway already set in place to welcome visitors, and encourage them to finally settle down and build the home of their dreams. Rambling stone walls and 180-degree views complete the absolutely striking Washington, CT property.
44 June Road—Stamford, CT
This Stamford, CT property contains three acres of raised land overlooking the scenic Mianus River. What immediately sets this lot apart from others is its already installed septic system and well, allowing for immediate construction. The location additionally boasts a circular drive as well as huge rock outcroppings, which not only add to the site’s topography, but also provide an opportunity for waterfalls as the perfect entrance to a new home. 44 June Road is private, truly gorgeous and contains easy access to Stamford and the Greenwich border.