May 2019 Home Personality: “I’ll be outside!”

By The Home Monthly | May 8, 2019

1555 Burr Street, Fairfield, Conn. $2,150,000 Michelle&Company/William Raveis Real Estate, 203-454-4663  Our feature home of the month: Burrwood House is an iconic New England country retreat on over two acres in Greenfield Hill. Built in 1819 and lovingly renovated and restored by the current owners, this landmark home was the working farm of the prominent Fairfield Burr Family … Read more

The roll of a lifetime 

By Lisa Sullivan | May 7, 2019

In 1989, two years after I graduated from college, I got a job as an editor for an interior design trade magazine. The focus of the publication was wallpaper, or “wallcoverings,” as it was referred to in those days. Homeowners at the time installed wallpaper, and very often, a coordinating border, on almost every wall, … Read more

Control crabgrass before it appears

By The Home Monthly | May 5, 2019

Crabgrass is a common problem that appears in summer. According to Lowes, crabgrass plants produce thousands of seeds between midsummer and early fall. While the first frosts of late-fall or early winter kill the crabgrass plants, the seeds produced by the plants remain dormant throughout winter and then begin to grow as the ground temperature … Read more

Modern love

By Lisa Sullivan | April 10, 2019

I have had a longtime love affair with history, beginning with my history minor in college and culminating with my historic home obsession. I spend a lot of time on Instagram and Pinterest looking at photos of old saltbox-, colonial- and farmhouse-style homes, beehive ovens, stone walls, exposed brick, fieldstone fireplaces, old barns, wide-plank wood … Read more

Flower power: Spring trends

By Polly Tafrate | April 10, 2019

Spring’s celebratory times are on the horizon. Flowers add a festive touch to any type of gathering, such as weddings, proms, graduations, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Local independent florists are anticipating this season with excitement as they embrace the new trends in florals, arrangements, and colors. “Expect prom season and wedding season to be coral … Read more

New Canaan CARES Kitchen and Home Tour ‘19 

By Stacy Murphy and Malia Frame | April 10, 2019

by Stacy Murphy and Malia Frame; photos by Jane Beiles On Thursday, May 16, New Canaan CARES will be celebrating its 27th Annual Kitchen & Home Tour, as generous homeowners open their doors for this beloved New Canaan tradition. The Grand Sponsor this year is Hannelore & Co. at William Raveis. “New Canaan is one … Read more

April 2019 Home Personality: “Mad for Mod”

By The Home Monthly | April 10, 2019

218 Sleepy Hollow Road, New Canaan, Conn. $8,500,000 Inger Stringfellow and John Hersam William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty 203-321-9361 Our feature home of the month: The Wiley House, custom designed and built in the early 1950s, should be toured in person so as appreciate its uniqueness. Mimicking his own Glass House, renowned architect Philip Johnson designed this one-of-a-kind structure just a few years after creating … Read more

Ridgefield estate marries vintage and modern details   

By Pamela Brown | April 10, 2019

Country kingdom. That’s how Sally Slater’s father fittingly described their family home. “It was my dad’s kingdom. He loved it. My dad used to talk about putting a wall up around it,” says Slater. “He never ran out of creative projects to do, from building stone towers in the stream to building a greenhouse with … Read more

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