Author: Diane di Costanzo

The 7,100-square-foot main house was designed by a team that included the British firm Colefax & Fowler, famed for its fabrics, wallpapers, and celebrity clients.

Designed by architect Henry Olko, the historic pastoral retreat resembles a refined version of a complex of New England barns.

Living here can feel like being at a New England resort with its coastal location and proximity to first-class yacht and golf clubs.

House-hunting is a real hunt in Fairfield County right now, with the demand for Connecticut properties outpacing supply, so this pricey home may not last on the market long.

As buyers scour the Nutmeg state for spacious homes where they can have a new lifestyle, this nine-acre property is a major contender.

For those who like to keep active indoors and out, this residence with a high design pedigree to boot is a prime piece of real estate.