If you are a fan of our Facebook page, and why wouldn’t you, chances are you’ve seen some of our favorites when it comes to amazing homes in Connecticut. Being a dedicated home builder we always have our eyes peeled for homes that strike our fancy.
Whether it’s the exterior finish, the unique landscaping or incredible interiors, there are many homes in the Nutmeg state that exude elegance, charm and class. Here are just a few of the homes we love to look at.
The Katharine Hepburn Fenwick Estate – In the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook sits the stately former New England home of Katharine Hepburn. Referred to as her “other paradise” it is easy to see why.
With breathtaking views of Long Island Sound, 3.4 acres of gorgeous landscaped property and 680 feet of waterfront property this 8,300 square-foot white-washed brick “cottage” is a beautiful and magnificent home.
Built in 1939 on the grounds where her parent’s built a smaller home in 1912, Hepburn’s famed estate boasts three stories, 21 rooms, nine baths, six fireplaces and a four-car attached garage.
Copper Beech Farm – Among the many fine mansions one will find in Greenwich is the esteemed Copper Beech Farm. Once owned by timber mogul John Rudey, the amazing home features 12-bedrooms, 4,000 feet of waterfront property, two offshore islands, grass tennis court, an apple orchard and a 75-foot heated pool.
Built in 1890 this home still has classic charm as well as modern amenities making it a must for the rich and famous. Also included is a 1,800-foot-long driveway, two greenhouses, a dining room with a tracery ceiling and formal gardens.
Philip Johnson Glass House – Built in 1949 in New Canaan, the Philip Johnson Glass House has become a famed tourist attraction. The important and influential project is an essay in minimal structure, geometry, proportion and the effects of transparency and reflection. The kitchen, dining and sleeping areas are all in one glass-enclosed room with a brick guesthouse. The exterior sides of the house are charcoal-painted steel and glass. The landscape of the home features areas of gravel, grass, trees grouped in vestibules and a painting gallery.