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  • July 2015 Home Personality: “Pool Party!”

    106 Inwood Road, Darien, Conn.      $2,495,000 Sara Franzese, Houlihan Lawrence 203-803-7003 A Connecticut classic and classic Connecticut. Chic. Cool. Fun. A private getaway. A magical setting, only seven minutes to town. Entertain for two or entertain for 200. The perfect place for a pool party. The main house includes...

  • A tall order: Treehouses prove a great way to play

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    Ridgefield-based Riverside Fence uses cedar, a durable wood, according to owner Robert Jaye, to construct all its treehouses. Riverside Fence photo Why are children and adults alike so captivated by treehouses? Perhaps it’s the promise of having a perfect hideaway for daydreaming, or securing a secret headquarters from which...

  • Miles of piles

    By in Home Moaner on

    Ready? Let’s start cleaning! OK, three piles: Goodwill, Garbage, Storage and — make that four piles. The fourth pile is “keep,” I guess that is a subset of “storage,” or maybe the other way around. Oh well, we’ll sort that out later, ha ha. OK, so if we get...

  • A chip off the old block: The Woodmarket Furniture

    By in Decorating & Design on

    The scent of freshly cut wood is the first thing one notices when stepping through the door of The Woodmarket at 615 Main St., Monroe, which, as the name says, is a market for solid wooden furniture. One thing that sets this store apart from traditional wood furniture stores,...

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    Your Jewelry: Planning For The Future, Part 2

    By in Home Features, The Jewelry Box on

    When wrestling with the question of who gets what after you’re gone, the key to establishing some sort of reasonable monetary evaluation is to have a “level playing field”. All jewelry must be evaluated in the same way, whatever that may be. Having some items evaluated by the original bill...