Halstead represents several contemporary homes on the market in Fairfield County. Available in different price ranges, the unique look of these contemporary homes presents something out of the ordinary for a buyer who yearns for a distinctive look.

In Darien, 614 Hollow Tree Ridge Road is an international style contemporary built by Edward Durell Stone, the world-renowned MoMA and Kennedy Center architect. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home has recently been completely renovated with a custom kitchen and bathrooms. There are three fireplaces and a newly redone pool. The property, built in 1938, is listed for rent at $9,000/month or sale for $2.295 million. Listed by Halstead Agent Eileen Hanford, the property can be viewed online at www.halstead.com/sale/ct/darien/614-hollow-tree-ridge-rd/house/98500805 .

Darien is also home to a contemporary rental listed for $4,950/month with Halstead Broker Mary Lopiano. The house at 3 Dogwood Lane has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in addition to a fireplace. Visit http://www.halstead.com/rental/ct/darien/3-dogwood-ln/98489972 .

Fairfield has a six-bedroom, nine-bathroom property for sale at more than 10,000 sq.-ft, featuring six fireplaces and is listed for $2.25 million. Visit www.halstead.com/sale/ct/fairfield/125-paddock-hill-ln/house/98506163 .

A home at 38 Cogswell Lane, a cul-de-sac location in the Westover area of Stamford, is a contemporary colonial built in 1979. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a two-story entrance and large living space for $995,000. Halstead Agent Anne-Lise Brown of the firm's New Canaan office has the listing. Visit www.halstead.com/sale/ct/stamford/38-cogswell-ln/house/98519683 .

Wilton's 10 Powder Horn Hill Road, listed for $949,000, is a country retreat with a sprawling layout. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a professional kitchen, butler's pantry, in-law suite, generator, four fireplaces and a pool with cabana. Visit www.halstead.com/sale/ct/wilton/10-powder-horn-hill-rd/house/98491456 .

Built in 1970, St. Mary's-by-the-Sea in Bridgeport is a waterside estate with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. Listed for $2.599 million with Halstead Brokers Ed Strauss and Jean Coleman, the four-bedroom, six-bathroom home features an open floor plan and indoor pool. Visit www.halstead.com/sale/ct/bridgeport/155-battery-park-dr/house/98476097 .

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"Some buyers are looking for something special -- a home with a distinct personality," Halstead's Edward Saunders, director of sales for Darien and Rowayton and executive director of operations for Halstead Connecticut, said. "The contemporary home offers something special to the discriminating buyer. They make a statement, but also offer a blank canvas for decorating. The homes we are currently offering really represent the best of what Fairfield County has to offer and a little something extra."

Halstead Property is one of the largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the metropolitan area. Headquartered at 499 Park Ave., the firm has nearly 950 sales and rental agents located in 21 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, Hoboken, New Jersey and Fairfield County. In addition, the development marketing division of Halstead Property is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for many new developments in the tri-state area and through the Property Management Division, Halstead manages more than 18,000 residential units within 180 buildings. To learn more, visit www.halstead.com.