No two home markets are exactly alike; for the price of a snug two-bedroom NYC apartment, you will easily find a spacious family home in New England. To help you better understand how your housing options vary between New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, I’ve compiled some real-life current market examples at four different prices points between NYC, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
In the $500K range
Neighborhood: Sutton Place
Stats: 1 bed, 1 bath, 550SF
This 20-story, red-brick building dates back to 1929, and this 1 BR apartment features all original moldings and hardwood floors. Centrally located in Sutton Place, the home offers beautiful views of the city skyline through generous windows that give the space a bright, sunny ambiance. On a practical side, it also offers plenty of closet and storage space. Building amenities include a live-in super, full-time doorman, laundry room, and storage closet.
Address: 335 Quarry Hill Rd, Haddam, CT 06424
Stats: 4 beds, 3 baths, 2,681 sqft
This spacious home was built in 1830 and is a combination of antique (like the cherry hardwood floors) and modern (like the state-of-the-art Jacuzzi with inline heater in the master bathroom). It’s located on a secluded 1-acre plot of land overlooking the Salmon River and lined with a Connecticut rock wall.
Stats: 4 beds, 2 baths, 2,525 sqft
Set on the coast of Cape Cod, this spacious home is located within walking distance of the area’s best beach. It features a large, open concept living room and family room, complete with custom woodwork and two working fireplaces. The property comes with a secluded backyard, complete with flower gardens, a koi pond, and an outdoor patio.
In the $1.5M range
Stats: 1 bed, 1 bath, 889SF
This penthouse apartment comes with 12-foot ceilings and a secluded terrace with views of Times Square. The living room and master bedroom have floor-to-ceiling windows, while the bright kitchen and study offer a delightful skyline view. Building amenities include a gym, putting green, landscaped rooftop and indoor/outdoor lounges with billiards.
Address: 55 Cook Rd, Stamford, CT 06902
Stats: 4 beds, 5 baths, 5,092SF
This classic New England Colonial home has a waterfront view best enjoyed from it’s unique 700 sqft rooftop terrace, and an open floor plan that extends into the chef’s kitchen. A stylish elevator ascends into the sun-filled master suite. Included with the property are both a dock and private beach rights.
Address: 222 Fairmount St, Lowell, MA 01852
Stats: 4 beds, 5 baths, 6,008SF
This secluded carriage house sits at the end of a quiet private drive on a spacious 2-acre ground. The home is a Richardson Romanesque design, with arched windows and curved doorways, and the master bedroom includes a sitting area, walk in closet, and master bathroom with whirlpool tub. On the lower level, enjoy the farm room with a stone fireplace and separate kitchen, playroom, and the old-fashioned game room with barrel-vaulted ceilings. A cheerful solarium/sunroom is part of this stately manor.
In the $3 million range
Address: 450 West 17th Street, #2305
Stats: 1 bed, 1 bath, 828SF
My listing at The Caledonia is one of the largest layouts available. The apartment features 200SF of private outdoor terrace space, with panoramic views of the Hudson River and the city skyline. Within walking distance of the Chelsea Piers, this apartment is centrally located in one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The home features an nice sized kitchen, a proper dining room with built-in seats, and a spacious master bathroom.
Stats: 5 beds, 8 baths, 6,013 sqft
This newly completed home boasts luxury and seclusion, surrounded by stone walls and enormous lawns. The perfect home for the consummate host, the property comes equipped with a private tennis court, pool house, wraparound porch, and balcony, making it a combination of indoor and outdoor leisure. While much of the house is an open floor plan, it features secluded spots like the warm family room with a fireplace flanked by bookcases and the sunny breakfast room.
Address: 24 Manor House Rd, Newton, MA 02459
Stats: 7 beds, 7 baths, 5,733 sqft
This 3-story Tudor house was built in 1939, has a brick exterior and a foyer with a winding iron staircase. It’s filled with idyllic indoor common rooms, including a high-ceilinged living room with marble fireplace and a window-filled dining room. The expansive backyard offers a garden and patio.
In the $5 million and up range
Stats: 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,877SF
This townhouse is part of SoHo Mews. The open floor plan extends through the spacious chef’s kitchen and sun-drenched living and dining rooms overlooking the private terrace. The home’s second floor has two roomy bedrooms and bathrooms, with an additional bedroom located on the first floor. It’s equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, electronic shades, and a Savant control center which commands lights, built-in speakers, television, and temperature settings. The SoHo Mews apartment building comes with a full-time doorman, concierge, fitness center, parking garage.
Address: 16 Nathan Hale Dr, Norwalk, CT 06854
Stats: 5 beds, 6 baths, 5,676SF
This recently-renovated English country home is located in the private waterfront community of Wilson Point and overlooks the beautiful Norwalk islands. The living/family room has vaulted wooden ceilings and an old-fashioned fireplace. The master bedroom has antique French doors which lead out to the secluded terrace and garden.
Address: 77 Westford Rd, Concord, MA 01742
Price: $ 5,250,000
Stats: 5 beds, 4 baths, 5,018SF
The property of “Spencer Brook Farm” spans thirty acres and include an aviary, 2 barns, a greenhouse, and a pond. The home boasts a library, kitchen, living room and dining room with artful touches like handmade art glass and maplewood floors. The screened porch and two spacious master bedrooms overlook the greenery of the property.