What You Get for $1,700,000
WHAT An 18th-century colonial with five bedrooms and three and a half baths
HOW MUCH $1,695,000
SIZE 3,302 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $513
SETTING Warren is a town of about 1,400 in western Connecticut. Rural and historically agricultural, it still has several working dairy farms, as well as a scattering of older houses on large expanses of land. This house, which comes with more than 10 acres, is a couple of miles from the town green, near an old church. Boating on Lake Waramaug is a two-minute drive; skiing on Mohawk Mountain is about 20 minutes. The train station in Danbury is a 40-minute drive; the ride into New York takes a couple of hours.
INDOORS This clapboard colonial was built in 1740, with updates and expansions over the past 20 years. Originally set along the road, it was later moved back on the property, toward the woods.
In the oldest section, the architectural details are almost entirely original: wood floors, brick fireplaces with wood mantels, 12-over-12 sash windows and plaster walls. The sitting and dining rooms have fireplaces. The kitchen has been updated with stainless-steel appliances and tile backsplash, but has a rustic-looking wooden island and counters. Steps lead down to a large family room with a fireplace and painted wood floors.
Bedrooms are upstairs. The second-floor master, over the family room, has a pitched ceiling and painted floors. The old attic is lined with built-in bunk beds that sleep eight. One of the two barns is outfitted with a skateboard ramp; the other has horse stalls.
OUTDOOR SPACE The lot is 10.6 acres, part of it wooded. Behind the house are a pool and a pond with a sandy beach. A path leads through the woods to a small clearing next to a stream.
TAXES $9,151 a year
CONTACT Gael Hammer, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 860-480-2636; williampitt.com
WHAT A modern house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms
HOW MUCH $1,650,000
SIZE 6,568 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $251
SETTING Minnetonka is a suburb at the eastern edge of Lake Minnetonka, less than 10 miles from Minneapolis. This house is on an acre and a half at the end of a private road, surrounded by woods. According to the listing agent, the neighborhood is architecturally mixed — some older houses, some more recently built, as small as a few thousand square feet and as large as 10,000. Shopping centers are within about two and a half miles; the lake is about five miles away.
INDOORS The house, built in 1993, is two stories, with the entry at street level and a lower level banked onto a hill. Made of steel, glass and concrete, it has an open-plan interior with stone-tile floors and glass walls. The custom cabinetry and window frames are anodized metal; the tornado shutters on the exterior are steel.
The living-and-dining area is more than 800 square feet, with recessed lighting that spotlights the owners’ art collection and ceilings that rise to nearly two stories. Sliding doors open to a large deck.
The first-floor master bedroom has its own private deck and a sitting room with a spiral staircase wrapped in glass brick, leading up to an office loft. The other two bedrooms are downstairs, along with a large family room and a gym.
OUTDOOR SPACE The lot is 1.56 acres, densely wooded.
TAXES $13,159 a year
CONTACT Scott Acker and Bruce Birkeland, Coldwell Banker Burnet, 612-382-1314; brucebirkelandgroup.com
WHAT An early 20th-century house with four bedrooms and two and a half baths
HOW MUCH $1,650,000
SIZE 5,915 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $279
SETTING This house is in the Bon Ton Historic District, a neighborhood of stately older homes south of downtown Bozeman, and is on South Willson Avenue, one of the area’s most architecturally distinguished streets. Main Street, a pedestrian-friendly corridor of shops, restaurants and cafes, is eight blocks north.
INDOORS The three-story house was built around 1906 and last updated in 2016. A blend of Queen Anne and colonial revival styles, it has a wraparound porch and broad upper balcony, as well as several turrets.
The ornate woodwork inside — columns, crown molding, box beams and wainscoting — is almost entirely original, with newer work made to match. In the foyer, there is an oval stained-glass window and paneled wainscoting that runs under a band of William Morris wallpaper; the floors here are marble, in a basket-weave pattern.
The formal living room and family room have rounded bay windows; an archway in the living room opens to the staircase, which is lit by three panels of stained glass. The formal dining room has a gas fireplace with a glazed ceramic-tile surround, framed by a tiger-oak mantel.
The updated kitchen has off-white cabinets, a farm sink and a bar sink, and stainless-steel appliances, including a Thermador range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. An informal breakfast room adjoins the dining room, with wainscoting and built-in shelving.
The second-floor master bedroom has a rounded bay window and walk-in closet. The adjoining bathroom has honed marble floors with radiant heat. Another upstairs bedroom has a fireplace with a surround of tile and bird’s-eye maple and a door to the upper balcony; a third bedroom features an original birch door with original hardware.
The third floor, formerly a billiards room, is a large, open space with dormer and bay windows, as well as a call button to the first floor. The basement is used for storage; a detached one-car garage adjoins a covered carport.
OUTDOOR SPACE The lot is nearly a half-acre, with a lawn, fenced yard, brick patio and perennial beds.
TAXES $12,628 a year
CONTACT Sally Uhlmann and Mike Schlauch, SU Platinum Properties at PureWest Christie’s, 406-223-5964; bozemanluxuryrealestate.com