CONNECTICUT | 9 SPRING COVE ROAD, BRANFORD
A four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, 2,396-square-foot home built in 1977, with an open floor plan and hardwood floors throughout the main living spaces, a sunroom with a skylight, vaulted ceilings, large windows and deck access, a bright, eat-in kitchen with marble countertops and Thermador appliances, a family room, an en suite primary bedroom that has a walk-in closet and indirect water views, an attached two-car garage and a small yard on 0.32 acres in quiet Pawson Park. Vicky Welch, William Raveis Real Estate, 203-215-4990; raveis.com
Taxes: $13,247 a year; homeowners association fee: $300 a year
The association fee includes access to three beaches within walking distance.
The primary suite is on the small side and the bathrooms could use an update.
Westchester | 7 Tallwoods Road, Armonk
A three-bedroom, five-bath, 3,967-square-foot house built in 1970 and renovated in 2003, with a living room that has a fireplace, a wet bar, a dining space, a sunken family room with a built-in entertainment center, a kitchen with a center-island eating area, an office, a finished lower level, several decks and a four-car tandem garage on 2.24 acres. Harriet Libov, Houlihan Lawrence, 914-659-6200; houlihanlawrence.com
$38,337 a year
The house is well suited for entertaining with a stylishly designed open floor plan on the main level that allows views of the private wooded backyard. Rooms are large and bright and there are full baths on both levels.
Large openings in a decorative railing leading to the lower level may be of concern for those with young children. Mossy patches on some of the decks need attention.
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