Picture it now—a beautiful day, your toes in the chilled, rushing water of a backyard creek— the perfect way to cool off and appreciate the peaceful surroundings of Mother Nature. These four extraordinary properties contain bodies of fresh water that allow residents to make this very summer daydream come true every day right at home.
124 Partrick Avenue—Norwalk, Conn.
Scenic water views encompass this 3.66-acre property in Norwalk, Conn., which has its own stream and pond just beyond the back door. Residents of the elegantly designed, spacious five-bedroom contemporary Colonial can relax out on the deck overlooking the water, or in the amazing sun room that leads out to the home’s lovely fenced-in yard. There is even a charming bridge across the stream for individuals to get up close and personal with nature, and all of its refreshing qualities.
418-420 Mill Road—Millerton, N.Y.
Built in 1795, this early stone Colonial home sits on a quiet dirt road with over 30 acres of open pastures and woodlands. Webatuck Creek runs through the property, offering residents 4,000 feet of water frontage. The three-bedroom, three-bath residence boasts incredible details including ornate windows and doors that open to a deck overlooking the water. Opportunities to enjoy the scenic views and hear the rushing water continue at the property’s one-bedroom guest house, artist’s studio and screened-in gazebo, all of which are set directly next to the creek. As if that isn’t enough, there is also a pond included on the grounds, residing next to a fenced-in area with a shed, which could be expanded to accommodate horses or other animals.
65 Edgewater Drive—Wilton, Conn.
This custom-built farmhouse in Wilton, Conn., rests on 4.4 lakefront acres, offering a realm of uniqueness, endless water views and plenty of opportunities. Between the home’s incredible outdoor spaces, heated pool and year-round spa, organic garden and entirely fenced-in grounds with professionally landscaped gardens, there is little reason to ever want to leave the premises, especially on a gorgeous day! When it’s finally time to head inside, residents can still enjoy water views from nearly every room of this one-of-a-kind Wilton waterfront retreat.
Campion Farms—Stockbridge, Mass.
Embrace the unique opportunity to plan your dream home at one of these nine expansive parcels, which are all part of a private 100-acre residential community known as Campion Farms. Lots
range from five to 20 acres, and offer an abundance of ways to welcome the wonders of nature every day. The bucolic, private neighborhood, which is yet to be developed, enjoys a rolling landscape along the west of the Housatonic River—an ideal spot for fly fishing and other outdoor activities. This tranquil setting also includes over 30 conserved acres with family-oriented walking trails, forging an immediate connection with the land, nature and seasons of the Berkshires.