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Airy, steel-framed house near the beach wants $1.95M

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Check out the custom four-sided orange fireplace

Photos by D. Jake Wyman, courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Branford, Connecticut

Price: $1,950,000

Nestled in a waterfront neighborhood, this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath contemporary is just 90 minutes from Manhattan but feels lightyears away. Built in 1997 and boasting 4,701 square feet, the contemporary steel-framed house sits tall amid mature landscaping not far from the beach.

Inside, spacious, light-filled rooms benefit from walls of glass and windows, while polished concrete radiant floors add a simple touch. The first floor features a striking foyer, an expansive dining room with 12-foot ceilings and butlers pantry, an eat-in kitchen, and a hard-to-miss bright orange custom gas fireplace. The 360-degree fireplace uses stacked rectangular boxes that mimic other elements of the house—like the floating mahogany staircase—to serve as a focal point. Custom-designed bookcases and cabinetry complete the look.

Elsewhere, a 900-square-foot first-floor master boasts two walk-in closets, an oversized steam shower, and a double sink Anegre vanity. A mother-in-law suite creates a separate retreat for guests, while two other bedrooms (including one set up as an office), round out the sleeping spaces.

Step outside and the home delivers on indoor/outdoor living. A sheltered courtyard and Gunite swimming pool achieves privacy thanks to vegetation and fencing, and there’s even an outdoor shower for cleaning off. A rooftop terrace looks like a downright amazing spot for sunsets, while three beaches and 12-acres of common space in the Juniper Point community add to the incentives.

Ready to snuggle up by an orange fireplace this winter? 6 Juniper Point Road is on the market, now.