June 14, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — Five William Raveis Real Estate listings in Fairfield, Litchfield and Washington, Conn., Provincetown, Mass., and Naples, Fla. have been selected as finalists in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held each year on HGTV.com, featuring extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Big City Digs, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Homes with a History, Modern Masterpieces, Outdoor Escapes and Waterfront Homes.
The online contest runs from now through July 17. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received online from the public, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes. All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. This is the eighth consecutive year HGTV has aligned exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the popular awards. Last year’s promotion was the most popular in the award’s history.
Five William Raveis listings were selected by HGTV’s editors as finalists in the Curb Appeal (Naples, Fla.; agent Richard Prebish and Thomas L. Campbell); Amazing Kitchens (Washington, Conn.; agent Stacey Matthews); Countryside Retreats (Litchfield, Conn.; agent Stacey Matthews); Homes with a History (Fairfield, Conn.; agent Michelle&Company); and Waterfront Homes (Provincetown, Mass.; agent Lee Ash) categories.
Curb Appeal finalist: With spectacular, unobstructed water views, this 12,000-square-foot, five-bedroom Mediterranean mansion is positioned along one of Port Royal’s most magnificent waterways in Naples. Listed by agents Richard Prebish and Thomas L. Campbell for $39,900,000, this stunning home offers seamless transitions to the outdoors and multiple terraces and patios for grand occasions or cozy retreats. With revered architectural antecedents, the “Genius Loci” was designed and built with exquisite attention to detail and is, in and of itself, an engaging work of art. Click here to vote! Make sure you scroll until you see the above photo!
Amazing Kitchens finalist: Listed by agent Stacey Matthews for $1,795,000, this stylish Washington, Conn. estate “Wild Acres” is a glamorous Washington, Conn. estate creatively re-imagined by a top New York City fashion director. It boasts a glamorous, blue-and-white kitchen with a Moroccan twist. Built around an iconic Viking range, the 750-square-foot kitchen also features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a soapstone countertop island and soaring paneled ceilings, making it a show stopper. Click here to vote! Make sure you scroll until you see the above photo!
Countryside Retreats finalist: Set on more than 17 acres of pasture, forest and lawn in nearby Litchfield, Conn., Prospect Hill Farm, also listed by Matthews for $2,495,000, is a relaxing retreat from busy city life. The property sits adjacent to the Prospect Mountain Preserve, with miles of hiking trails, a fishing pond and old nickel mines on 340 protected acres. This five-bedroom, fully-renovated Colonial farmhouse features a Vermont slate roof, new wide plank oak flooring, smart home technology and a serene setting with apple trees, a frog pond, gardens and views to Mohawk Mountain. Click here to vote! Make sure you scroll until you see the above photo!
Homes with a History finalist: Listed by Michelle&Company for $2,150,000, the iconic Burrwood House is a classic New England country retreat on more than two acres in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood of Fairfield, Conn. Built in 1819 and renovated and restored by the current owners, this landmark Greek Revival was home to the prominent Fairfield Burr Family for four generations. Stately interiors have been exquisitely reimagined for modern living, reflecting the perfect coupling of historic charm and timeless elegance. Included in the Smithsonian Archives, stunning formal gardens adorn the front of the home, while perennial beds reminiscent of the Cotswolds grace the back. Click here to vote! Make sure you scroll until you see the above photo!
Waterfront Homes finalist: Built in 1911, “The Flagship” in Provincetown, Mass. once housed Ambrose Webster’s art school and later became the famous namesake restaurant where Anthony Bourdain began his career. Today, this unique, historic, single family home is listed by broker associate Lee Ash for $4,999,000. It sits on a private, rebuilt wharf jutting out into Provincetown harbor with sweeping views from the Pilgrim Monument to the Truro bluffs. A 2012 renovation retained its antique seaside ambiance, including its porthole windows and famous 18-foot Dory Boat Bar. Click here to vote! Make sure you scroll until you see the above photo!
How to Vote: Consumers have the opportunity to tour the 92 homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on HGTV.com and can then cast a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes. The winning homes will receive editorial exposure on HGTV.com, as well as the prestige of being selected as fan favorites. Additional properties will be featured in the Global Homes gallery, boasting homes from ten different countries or territories around the world. To view all homes and cast a vote, visit: www.HGTV.com/househunt