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House of the week

This week’s mansion de jour is located on the water in Rowayton which is a cute active seaside community adjacent to Norwalk. They have their own preschools and elementary school but then they go to Norwalk public school system. Prices are very high, this house is $5M: 6B, 6.5 Baths, over 6000 sq ft, small yard but your own private sandy beach. There are neighbors on both sides.

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

3 levels of indoor and outdoor living. Look at these balconies!

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

Love the interiors, crisp and modern but wood warms it up. Limestone floors are heated!

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

The countertop thickness is cray-cray. Love the mix of old and new.

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

Massive master suite with floor to ceiling views and fireplace.

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

I like these railings, they don’t chop off the view.

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

Master bath with a massive piece of art. Stunning.

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

5 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

Listing info can be found here.

House of the week: classic colonial in New Canaan

If you have, well, $2M in the pocket and need a house, I really recommend New Canaan! It has a quaint but happening downtown, lots of restaurants and parks, good schools, and Metro North will take you to Manhattan within an hour and half. Our house of the week has 6 beds, 8 baths on whopping 4.3 acres! When I was telling hubs about all the gardening I could do on 4 acres, he suggested I get horses also so I can ride next my gardening crew and tell them what to do. LOL – he kills me.

large country estate in fairfield county house of the week

Classical colonial in New Canaan

I really wish the pool was rectangular one as those are so much easier: you can install a cover, keep kids, leaves, rodents out and if you remember to close it at night, it will retain more heat and thus cost you less. However, the freeform pool looks more natural and appealing in my opinion.

Kitchen looks nice but a little too white and clinical. Maybe some custom shades and runner would warm it up a bit, really, a bowl with lemons would make it look more inviting.

White kitchen with marble backsplash and counters

Living and dining spaces are fairly standard, actually the living room layout reminds me of our last week’s house of the week but they had hired a designer to redo the rooms and it shows.

White family room with a wide fireplace

family room open floor plan

You can see the post here.

I actually really like this sunroom, the tile would have to come up but its spacious and has great light.

Large sunroom with a pool table

Master bedroom is massive and has a fireplace in it which I love, the master bath is massive and has a gorgeous vanity area also.

Marble master bath with two sinks

Master bathroom

Another rec space with a fireplace and what looks like a bar. I would panel this space and turn it into a sophisticated man cave English library style. Bar area needs some shelving and lighting also.

basement rec room with brick fireplace and bar

Basement bar

But on to rec areas outside! Golf – these residential putting greens are expensive to put in, depending on the size and how level the area is. Prices start from $11,000.

residential putting green in the backyard in New Canaan

Putting Green

Tennis courts – when you move to Fairfield County tennis is pretty much mandatory. All kidding aside, we love it (and are pretty bad at it) but it’s a fun way to work out and see your friends. Got to maintain the tennis courts though, so that’s another expense.

And what do you when you don’t feel like playing tennis or putting? You play chess! Wonder how heavy these pieces are?

chess in backyard of colonial in New Canaan

Private chess court

The property also has several patios/outdoor entertaining areas not photographed. So what do you think? Would you be tempted or this is not for you? More details here.