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I’m fortunate to be part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network. Not only does it allow me to see some truly exceptional homes on a regular basis, but it also provides me with the opportunity to market my exclusive listings on a local, national and international stage.

When you list with me you’re not only getting exposure here in the Cape Ann real estate market, but rather the entire world. In today’s blog post I’m going to feature a collection of homes around the world, courtesy of my network of affiliates. All of these beautiful homes are exceptional and offer beautiful fireplaces and hearths. They may vary in detail, location and appearance but they are all lovely. I hope you enjoy them.


Big Sky, Montana – Some homes are consecrated with champagne or Irish blessings. New Moose Creek was anointed Big Sky-style. When the home was completed in 2006, a cow moose arrived that first spring and gave birth on the lawn. The moose lingered for some weeks, looking after her gangly calf as it gained strength. The residence was known as New Moose Creek thereafter. Few homes are described in terms of IQ. But if there’s one thing about New Moose Creek that cannot be denied, it’s this: it is an incredibly clever space designed to delight, surprise and engage inhabitants. For those seeking a full-time residence or a seasonal mountain getaway, this is a glowing space that will certainly impart infectious joy to all who enter. The property is 6 acres in its entirety. The house–a vanguard mountain nook, with its sod roof and saffron stucco–blends with a rolling, grassy lawn. This clearing is encircled by enchanting forest, carpeted with grouse whortleberry and morels. Winding between pines, down a gentle slope, a path leads to the clear, tumbling waters of the Gallatin River’s North Fork. To see more of this exceptional estate, click here.

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Washington, CT – Lake Waramaug Compound, a beautiful 8 acre compound that includes a main house, guest house, screened summer room & indoor heated pool and lavish outdoor entertainment space.

The main house is tastefully appointed & recently renovated including dual pane windows on the main level, hardwood flooring throughout most of the home as well as a painted cork floor in the kitchen. The open floor plan on the main level includes a gourmet chef’s kitchen with a double sided breakfast bar, tranquil dining room, an original stone wall & two fireplaces in the living room. A total of four bedrooms in the main house with the master bedroom suite boasting a vaulted ceiling, built-in bookshelf & includes a loft as a designated exercise room and office space with electric skylights.

A meticulously maintained boathouse positioned at the best swimming and waterskiing location on the lake. Walk down the steps directly to the water’s edge with landscape lighting for your evening swim. The boathouse includes a kitchen & living area and docking for two boats. Spend the day on the lake and retreat to the main house for dinner on a beautiful stone terrace canopied by mature trees overlooking the lake; complete with a custom chic gas fire pit, built-in grill & outdoor shower.

The two story guest house complete with a kitchenette, gas fireplace and storage in the lower level with views of the lake. An indoor heated endless pool, one car garage as well as a beautiful private screened summer room completes the Lake Waramaug Compound.

This property is priced well below a recent appraisal, available to a qualified buyer. To see more of this exceptional estate, click here.

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Arlington, VA – This luxurious residence offers over 7,500 square feet of gracious living space with sweeping views of Washington Golf and Country Club and the National Cathedral from two expansive terraces. The superbly constructed four bedroom home includes a spacious media/entertainment area with an outdoor terrace/fireplace and an elegant guest suite. An elevator services all four levels. To see more of this exceptional estate, click here.

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Greenwich, CT – A wonderful LoParco built 2005 home, beautifully maintained with fresh living spaces and six en suite bedrooms, is sited on a gated driveway. The double story center hall with gorgeous limestone floor and guest powder room sets the tone for elegance. Living room with fireplace, inviting formal dining room, three-exposure mahogany library and family room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace and theatre system are classically arranged around this beautiful entry. Built-in bookcases and columns gracefully define the family room and the adjacent breakfast room. French doors across the back of the house open to an expansive mahogany deck. White gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry has granite counters with ogee edge, a Viking 6 burner stove with griddle & pot filler, two 48” Sub Zeros, two Bosch dishwashers plus a walk-in closet. Back hallway leads to another main floor half bath and a heated 3-car garage.

Upstairs master wing adorned in three-piece crown moldings, tray ceiling with a fireplace, 2 walk-in Connecticut Closets, dressing room and heated honed limestone floor master bath with Perrin & Rohe fixtures, custom antique pine vanities, bidet, whirlpool tub and large shower. 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms en suite & well-outfitted Connecticut Closets. Spacious 2nd floor family room has surround sound and convenience to the laundry room and the kitchen/back hall stairs. Fantastic playroom or office and a huge cedar closet appoint the 3rd floor.

Exciting surround sound enhances yet another family room located on the garden level, along with a sixth bedroom, full bathroom; all with direct access to an open, level lawn for playtime, ball practice and potential in-ground pool site.

Experience the many joys of Greenwich while living just 30 miles from the heart of Manhattan! To see more of this exceptional estate, click here.

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