Property Crush

Look Inside: A $619K Vintage Colonial That Perfectly Blends Whimsy & Americana

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A historic home with all the modern updates.


  • 2 Murray Street
  • Located in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • $619,000
  • 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

Things we love about this property crush:

This home makes a serious first impression—both inside and out. The punchy red exterior of this vintage colonial is offset by the modern entrance. Here, you open the front door to an entry with a raised panel staircase and spacious coat closet—all wrapped with statement-making geometric wallpaper. This seamlessly leads into a front-to-back living room with hardwood flooring, loads of lights, and a wood-burning fireplace—essential for those New England winters. There’s a screened-in porch perfect for book reading marathons in the summers. The kitchen is one-part modern with updated stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and subway tiling, but manages to keep the integrity of the historic home. Plus, it opens to a big dining space.

The second floor has two large bedrooms with a shared bath. There’s also a master suite with a walk-in closet and a bathroom complete with claw foot tub and double sinks.

The third floor offers even more space with two additional bedrooms, either of which would work nicely as a home office with views of the water.

This home has a two-car garage and is less than a mile from Westport, close to the train station, restaurants, and the beach.

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