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Rowayton, Conn.
Rowayton, Conn. © Realtor.com

Located on a peninsula just southeast of Norwalk, Conn., Rowayton offers "a wonderful seaside lifestyle," says Abby Van Slyck, lifelong resident and Realtor with Prudential Connecticut Realty. "It's a neighborhood. People are very engaged and involved."

But it doesn't come cheap. The average sales price in Rowayton is more than $1 million, she says.

The house: $589,900

Built in the 19th century to house several families, this home was updated -- with a complete kitchen remodel -- in 2005, says Van Slyck. It has an open kitchen/family room area with hardwood floors, recessed lighting, double ovens, black granite counters and a fireplace. It also has a formal dining room. And a sunroom with French doors leads to a second dining area on the private patio.

"It's small in (size), but large in taste," she says. "It's a charming, well-done home" with two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 1,440 square feet situated on a sixth of an acre. The owner has exclusive use of the undeveloped lot next door, where he has maintained a garden, she says.

The house is walking distance from a town that encourages foot traffic. "You can walk out the front door and stroll into the village and get a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning," Van Slyck says.

Listed by: Prudential Connecticut Realty.

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