Real Estate
August 2014 Home Personality: Homes with Spectacular Gardens

August 2014 Home Personality: Homes with Spectacular Gardens

152 Cheesespring Road, Wilton, Conn. $1,599,000 Elaine Gibbons, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 203-858-7452 Our feature “Home Personality of the Month” — Landscaping for this four bedroom, 4700 sq. ft. home begins with a 120 foot long boxwood hedge along the driveway that leads to a Williamsburg-inspired front door garden framed by a low, white...
July 2014 Home Personality: Homes with Stunning Views

July 2014 Home Personality: Homes with Stunning Views

21 Baywater Drive, Darien, Conn. $4,000,000 Mark Pires, 
Coldwell Banker Previews International, 203-247-2655 Our Feature Home of the Month: This waterfront home, built in 1928, served as the original Noroton Yacht Club. Rebuilt in 1983, the home is located in the heart of Noroton Bay, right next to the current Noroton Yacht club. The property...
The good earth

The good earth

  Unique is a word that tends to be overused when describing something that is unusual or rare, but a luxury, 5,000-square-foot Adirondack-style home in New Canaan that is certified LEED Platinum by the US Green Council — more than 94 percent of the home’s energy needs are met by solar technologies — and which...
June 2014 Home Personality: "Homes with Pools and Pool Houses"

June 2014 Home Personality: “Homes with Pools and Pool Houses”

23 Kettle Creek Road, Weston, Conn. $5,850,000 Michelle & Company, 203-454-4663 Our “Home of the Month”: Perceived as one of the most architecturally significant estates in Weston, this 14,000 sq. ft. home is situated on nearly four landscaped acres. It was designed by noted architect, Roger Ferris, and is an artfully executed balance of fine...
May Home Personality: "Farm Properties"

May Home Personality: “Farm Properties”

229 Bedford Road, 4.69 acres, Greenwich, Conn. $6,995,000 Janet Milligan, William Raveis Real Estate, 203-863-6880 Our Feature Home of the Month: “Farmhouse Fancy” – In the heart of backcountry Greenwich and located directly on the Greenwich Riding Trail, yet with easy access to I-684 and Bedford, N.Y., this private equestrian estate, which features a 12-stall...
Marketing your home: Positive thinking required!

Marketing your home: Positive thinking required!

Marketing and selling a listing that is location challenged can be difficult. Many times, the property has to be priced down to compensate for buyers’ negative feedback concerning the location. When there is something that is not quite appealing with the property, creativity in bringing out the positive features of the home is what will...
April 2014 Home Personality: Homes with gourmet kitchens

April 2014 Home Personality: Homes with gourmet kitchens

8 Brandon Circle, Wilton, Conn. $1,995,000 Lorraine Winsor, Realty Seven, Inc., 203-762-5548 x33 Our feature home this month: 8 Brandon Circle’s gourmet kitchen is a chef’s oasis. Designed by Deane, it features all the bells and whistles a homeowner could want, including a 6-burner Viking gas cooktop, Dacor double convection ovens in stainless steel finish,...
Darien property offers rich history and legend

Darien property offers rich history and legend

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has listed the renovated and updated historic John Waterbury House in the heart of Darien. The historic home is set on more than two acres overlooking a land trust meadow with mature trees and manicured lawns. It was once the dwelling of Lt. John Waterbury, who fought in the American...
Home Personality: Homes with Brick Exteriors

Home Personality: Homes with Brick Exteriors

246 Mansfield Avenue, Darien, CT $3,749,500 Ingrid Hess and Debbie Previte, William Pitt Sotheby’s Our feature home of the month: Built in 1995 on over 4 acres in the neo-Georgian style of the English country home, this stately brick, 5 bedroom, 8 bath, 8,000+ sq. ft. modern manor underwent a $2.5mm renovation in 2007, creating...
Home Personality: Homes with multiple/unique fireplaces

Home Personality: Homes with multiple/unique fireplaces

  27 Country Club Rd., Ridgefield, CT 14 Fireplaces $3,995,000 Karla Murtaugh, Neumann Real Estate, 203-856-5534 Our feature home this month: Built in 1865 for George C. Haven, President of the Corn Exchange National Bank, this estate home sits on 3.22 acres just minutes from Silver Spring Country Club and is the epitome of refined...
Buying and selling

Buying and selling

After flatlining during the economic downturn that began around 2008, housing markets in many regions of the United States have shown signs of recovery. Those in the market to buy and sell may find this year presents an ideal opportunity to do just that. According to the real estate listing website Zillow, home values rose...
Preparing your home for sale and the holidays

Preparing your home for sale and the holidays

A recent stop to a local drugstore made my head spin. As I tried to make my way to the pharmacy area in the back, I was deluged with holiday items. I proceeded down an aisle that literally squeezed me with all the red and green paraphernalia combined with some very strong scents. Phew! I...