A look at some of Berkshire Hathaway’s best real estate offerings.
By Sam Dangremond from Town & Country
In late 2013, Berkshire Hathaway, the multinational conglomerate company helmed by the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett, entered the residential real estate industry with its franchise brand Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
Signs began popping up on lawns across the country, from California to Connecticut, advertising the realtor’s sales, “part of a strategy by the Omaha, Nebraska-based company to extend its reach as the U.S. housing market rebound[ed]” following the financial crisis, according to Bloomberg.
Two years later, business is booming and the agency has made a name for itself in the luxury market. Here, ten luxury listings ready for the taking.
29 River Bluff, Haddam, CT
This four-bedroom house overlooks the Connecticut River in Haddam. One of its most striking features is the two-story front hall, and there’s 104 feet of dock space for a boat. A lift is already in place, so all a buyer needs to do is sail up to the dock and move in.
Built in 1934, this historic four-bedroom Colonial has barrel ceilings along with custom trim and moldings. A sun room features floor-to-ceiling Palladium windows with access to the patio, deck and garden.
Set on about five-and-a-half acres in Greenwich, this seven-bedroom house has everything from a sauna to a tennis court to a full-size indoor pool (there’s an outdoor pool too, of course). The family room features a Palladian window with a view of the sweeping lawn just outside.
Outdoor entertaining is easy at this Nantucket-style home built of stone and cedar. Set on one-and-a-half acres with landscaping that includes stone walls and pebbled walks, it includes a “grand pergola” that covers a patio perfect for dining. Inside, there’s a home theater, a master bathroom with a spa shower and jacuzzi tub, and a chef’s kitchen with a double oven, grill, and six-burner gas range.
Peter Pennoyer, recipient of the 2014 Stanford White Award, designed this 8,572-square-foot, seven-bedroom house in the Riverside section of Greenwich. The lower level has a billiards room, tavern, exercise room, family room, and craft room. Among the six additional bedrooms in addition to the master, there’s a separate “au pair suite” and a third floor guest suite. No pool yet, but there’s room to build one, and the property is walking distance from schools, the train station, and—as the listing points out—the Riverside Yacht Club.
“Can you imagine a luxurious home perched perfectly on a secluded lot with every possible amenity and with 180 degree panoramic views year round?” That’s a question posed in the listing for this five-bedroom home in Avon. Well, this is it. The brick Colonial has a gated driveway, seven fireplaces, and a gourmet kitchen. A private owner’s suite on the first floor has an office, jacuzzi, and sauna. Best of all: there’s “a bonus room just awaiting flooring that could be a theater, playroom,” or anything else that a new owner can dream up: “in total there is over 4,000 square feet to let your imagination complete this exceptional home.”
Also on a beach, this five-bedroom Federal Colonial built in 2005 features a layout such that there are views of Long Island Sound from every room. It’s even possible to see the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building from this perch in Fairfield. A concrete barrier protects the property during storms. An additional .61 acre of land is also available in case you want to spread out.