On the Market: Classically Connecticut Homes

Designer Katie Brown restored this circa-1900 home in Ridgefield. Karla Murtaugh of Neumann Real Estate in Ridgefield lists the home for $2,795,000. 203-856-5534.

Designer Katie Brown, host of Katie Brown Workshop on American Public Television, is selling her circa-1900 Ridgefield home. The restoration of the rambling colonial, which Brown calls “a labor of love,” spanned its 7,200 square feet and four floors. There were plenty of original details to lavish love on but standouts include the rustic ceiling beams, antique hearth and sliding barn doors in the dining room and the bar, fireplace, lounge and poker room on the lower level. The home is clad in pristine white clapboard and sits on 4.39 acres. Karla Murtaugh of Neumann Real Estate has the $2,795,000 listing.

 Artist Michael Steiner has owned this Bridgewater compound for 30 years, restoring the circa-1880 main house and creating both a sculpture and a painting studio. It lists for $2,250,000 with Roger Saucy of Klemm Real Estate in Washington Depot. 203-788-7032.

Up in Bridgewater, sculptor Michael Steiner is selling his circa-1880 compound on 14.7 acres. The artist, whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim and Whitney museums as well as internationally, has owned this country retreat for more than 30 years and keeps both a sculpture and painting studio on the grounds, which also offer a playhouse, guest house, greenhouse, two barns and a pool and pool house. Inside the renovated main house, find three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus one half bathroom. It lists for $2,250,000 with Roger Saucy with Klemm Real Estate.

A version of this article appeared in the October 2015 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Deeds & Don'ts : Open Season.