For stone house enthusiasts, bolder is better.
The traditional building technique — which started thousands of years ago when humans began utilizing the sturdy, abundant natural material around them — has remained popular in America throughout the centuries.
And for good reason: The structures are surprisingly good conductors and retainers of air, keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer, says Compass broker Robin Kencel, who reps the for-sale stone house 23 Khakum Wood Road in Greenwich, Conn. The only downside? “If you want to expand an older stone house, you have to be a little more fastidious and find the original quarries or take time matching the stone,” Kencel adds. But it can be done.
Here are eight stone houses — both old and new, and all within commuting distance of the city — for sale in the region.