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Homes you can buy for about $5 million

Guilford, Conn.
  • Price: $3.9 million

This three-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home on almost an acre of land was built in 1997.

"The thing that's unique about this house is to have this amount of land with water on three sides," says Leigh Whiteman, a Realtor/broker with William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance.

The views are "not just open water, but also east to Grass Island and south to the Faulkner's Island Lighthouse and Long Island," she says. "It's dynamic."

The house has an open floor plan, recessed lighting and full-length windows, Whiteman says. The living and dining area accesses the wraparound deck and has a stone hearth.

"This house is luxurious but livable," says Whiteman. "It invites people to relax."

The kitchen opens to a breakfast room with glass walls on two sides. "It's cozy and warm," Whiteman says.

The master bedroom has a skylight and his-and-hers bathrooms, each with its own closet. His opens to an exercise room, while hers opens to a separate room with water views and a claw-foot bathtub. "It's just luxurious," she says.

Like any proper New Englander, it also has some built-in self-sufficiency. It has geothermal heat and air, plus solar hot water, she says. Located on an old home site, it's surrounded by mature trees, Whiteman says.

The asking price was reduced last summer from $4.5 million.

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