Inside Stories Behind Connecticut Real Estate Deals

This month we cover homes that satisfy the need to nest, from romantic fireplaces and kitchens made for Sunday-night suppers to sumptuous master suites. Check them out.

IN THE SUMMER, “COZY” never tops the list of must-have attributes when buyers shop for new homes. But as the days cool and shorten—and our nesting instincts kick in—creature comforts are what we crave. In keeping with the theme of this issue, we’re focusing on features that satisfy the need to nest, from romantic fireplaces and kitchens made for Sunday-night suppers to sumptuous master suites. And because nests come in all sizes, we’ve chosen listings at all price points, from a movie mogul’s manse to a charming coastal cottage.

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LESS THAN $1 MILLION
BRANFORD WATERFRONT

The Branford coastline is among the more dramatic in our state with its rocky outcroppings, bustling marinas and vistas onto the Thimble Islands. And this circa-1820 Colonial offers a whole lot of drama for its price point—starting with a prime, quarter-acre lot sited directly on the waterfront with private lawns, a seawall and dock. Every room within the 1,700-square-foot interiors is designed to take advantage of the sunrise- and sunset-views over Long Island Sound, including its three bedrooms and two bathrooms (plus one half bathroom), as well as an ample screen porch and a wide balcony on the second floor. It’s listed for $960,000 with Joe Piscitelli with Coldwell Banker in Milford. 203-878-7424.  
Joe Piscitelli
Joe Piscitelli
Sales Executive