Homebuyers searching at the $2.5 million price point will find plenty to love in our regions, whether it’s the perfect suburban family home, a vacation escape, or a rural retreat. Current hot listings include a Berkshires getaway that can double as an income property, a roomy suburban Connecticut colonial with a full slate of amenities, a magnificent tudor 38 minutes from Manhattan, a circa 1790 gentleman’s farm that perfectly melds old and new, and a French country contemporary surrounded by nature.
A Berkshires Escape
802 Ma-41, Richmond, MA
7 BR, 7.1 BA; 4,000 sq. ft.; 10 acres
Flee the city life and become a rural hospitality entrepreneur with this fantastic vacation property that includes a historic Colonial-era seven-bedroom inn, known as The Inn at Richmond, as well as three cottages and a barn. Versatility abounds—make it a top Berkshires listing on AirBnB, an event destination, or a sprawling family compound. Elegance and period details charm throughout, while the 10-acre property offers plenty of room for riding and other outdoor activities.
22 Parish Lane, New Canaan, CT
6 BR, 5.1 BA; 5,800 sq. ft.; 1.52 acres
Located on a quiet and friendly street and completed in 2015, this semi-custom colonial offers a beautiful open concept kitchen, breakfast room, and family room combination on the first level to serve as the heart of the home. On the second level, the master suite is completed with his and hers bathrooms plus an oversize walk-in closet. Boasting high-quality details throughout and a three-car garage, this home has everything you need. The large bluestone patio has a built-in fireplace and plenty of room to gather.
For the Modern Artist
21 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale, NY
5 BD, 4.2 BA; 5,355 sq. ft.; 0.96 acres
This artisan home was meticulously restored and redesigned to the highest modern standards to emulate European style in an eco-friendly way. On the first floor, enjoy the great room as a formal living room or family room with a completely restored cathedral ceiling, cozy fireplace, and grand oversized windows. The dining room and kitchen are designed to have a modern open flow which makes it the perfect space for entertaining. The stunning backyard space boasts a saltwater pool and basketball court.
A Colonial Gem
2 Race Hill Rd, Madison, CT
4 BR, 3.1 BA; 8,017 sq. ft.; 30.68 acres
Step back in time — while keeping up with the times — at this unique and historic home which was built in 1790. Wide-plank hardwoods, wooden ceiling beams, and vast stone fireplaces lend that coveted Colonial feel while a 1990s addition adds the functional spaces that today’s families crave. An authentic gentleman’s farm, the property’s 30+ acres include a complete equestrian facility (indoor arena, outdoor ring, 22 stalls, tack rooms, etc.) and four fenced pastures as well as a lovely pond. Bonus: Car collectors will thrill at the heated, six-bay garage!
A Countryside Retreat
95 & 93 Nichols Hill Road, Washington, CT
3 BD, 3.1 BA; 4,186 sq. ft.; 17.62 acres
Live in your own private nature preserve. Being offered for sale for the first time ever, this lovely designer-built French country contemporary home on almost 18 acres is located in the very desirable Estate area of Washington, Connecticut. Enjoy countless features and amenities that will make you never want to leave home. The chef’s kitchen features a large butcher block table/work area, 6 burner gas cooktop, double wall ovens, double dishwashers, microwave, and a double door stainless fridge. Outside, there is a stone patio off the master suite and a large composite deck off the living room. Enjoy hiking trails through the woods on the adjoining lot. This private oasis is minutes to Washington Depot, Litchfield, Bantam, Woodbury, and Kent.