On the Market: Classically Connecticut Homes
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.
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.