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A house built in 1900 with views of the Long Island Sound in Madison, CT, for $925,000

The four-bedroom, three-bath house has lots of vintage touches.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Madison, Connecticut is a town in New Haven County, located along the Connecticut Sound shoreline. That prime location has blessed the town with some beautiful waterfront areas—chiefly, Hammonasset Beach State Park, a two-mile stretch of shoreline paired with a boardwalk that serves as Connecticut’s largest public beach park. The park also houses the Meigs Point Nature Center, which provides nature walks, workshops, animal identification programs, and a touch-tank.

Madison is also home to a stretch of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, which runs out of nearby New Haven, and offers pedestrians, cyclists, and runners a protected, scenic car-free road. You can visit the Field House Farm, a family-run sustainable farm operation that offers children's and adult programs and farm-to-table dinners at its 18th century farmhouse. And for art lovers, there's the Sculpture Mile, a free, outdoor sculpture exhibition with works by nationally known artists.

Madison's got a pretty good food scene, too, with standouts like French bistro Bar Bouchée, Mediterranean spot Cafe Allegre, and R.J. Julia’s Cafe, a cute casual eatery inside famed independent bookstore R.J. Julia. And, of course, there's some lovely properties here with views of the Sound including this four-bedroom, three-bath colonial at 8 Tuxis Rd., now on the market for $925,000.

The house, which was built in 1900, has a charming porch.

The house opens with a large great room, which includes a little sitting area with big windows.

And a living room with a wood-burning stone fireplace.

Here's a shot of the whole space.

There's a den that could double as an office.

And a dining room outfitted with a funky light fixture.

The kitchen's got vaulted ceilings with skylights, in addition to eggshell-painted cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. There's also a cute breakfast bar.

Here's one of the baths, complete with a glass-door shower stall.

Upstairs, there's a spacious master bedroom with a walk-in closet.

The master bedroom's got space for a sitting area with Long Island Sound views, plus there's a Juliette balcony.

The en-suite master bath's got a big tub and vaulted wooden ceilings with a skylight. There's a nice vanity, too.

Here are two other bedrooms, the latter of which has an impressive bureau.

And the fourth, which looks a little smaller, but still has room for a full-sized bed.

The third bath serves those three bedrooms, and looks like it has a shower/tub combo.

Outdoor space includes a landscaped yard with several stone patios, in addition to an outdoor kitchen with a grill.

Here's one of the patios, with space for al fresco dining.

You can also lounge on the grass. Note the one-car garage in the photo.

And here's the water, just down the block.

The house is just under a two-hour drive from Manhattan. You can also take Metro-North's New Haven line, then switch to the Shore Line East train at New Haven's Union Station, which in total takes about three and a half hours.