Author: Photographs Courtesy of William Raveis

This Westport home has an oversized pool with a lap lane and spa, as well as a pool house with a full kitchen and bath.

Much of it is powered by a Crestron automation system with a touch-screen panel to manipulate everything from the pool-water temperature to the nine cameras installed throughout the house.

The Nantucket-style home was renovated and expanded with an open floor plan and access to expansive decks and terraces.

This grand, gated estate started life in 1907 as a toll house along the misleadingly named Poverty Hollow Road in Redding (it’s something of a mansion district).