April 2019 Home Personality: “Mad for Mod”

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

March 2019 Home Personality: “Top Chef”

111 Spring Valley Road, Ridgefield, Conn.$4,895,000 Laura Freed Ancona, William Pitt Sotheby’s International RE, 203-733-7053  Our home of the month: Welcome to Mallard Pond, a custom designed and built country estate set on 5.71 pastoral acres complete with scenic pond and rolling meadows and featuring a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, including custom kitchen and cabinetry by Putnam … Read more

How to uncork bubbly safely

Special occasions like birthdays, holidays, and of course, New Year’s Eve, are often enhanced by the inclusion of sparkling beverages. Sipping a chilled glass of bubbly can make everything feel more festive and indulgent. However, those bottles of champagne, cava or prosecco can pack quite a punch — and not just because of their alcohol … Read more

December 2018 Home Personality: Eat, drink and be merry!

123 Kettle Creek Road, Weston, Conn. $4,800,000 Andrew Whiteley & Merilese Fernschild Al Filippone Assoc./William Raveis, 203-258-1595 Our home of the month: Enter through stone fences and drive through 6 acres of park-like setting lined with flowering dogwoods and 100-year-old oak trees, arriving at the front porch of this Queen Anne style Dinyar Wadia-designed home. … Read more

Holiday cookie swap

If you like to bake, it’s likely that you’ve participated in a holiday cookie swap. Like many holiday traditions, the origin of this delicious custom lies ages ago in solstice rituals conducted long before Christmas became the huge commercial holiday it is today, according to history.com. Winter solstice festivals have been held for centuries, across … Read more

Small kitchen improvements that maximize functionality

Many homeowners wish for expansive kitchens. Modernized kitchens that include sought after features and showcase the latest trends go a long way to improving the overall value of a home. As desirable as such kitchens may be, some homes simply don’t have enough space for a centerfold-worthy kitchen featuring an island, wine refrigerator and walk-in … Read more

Improving your entertaining spaces

Some homes are seemingly built for entertaining, while others may need a little help to make them more fit for hosting dinner, holiday gatherings or an evening with friends. Overall, one-quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly across the globe. One-third entertain monthly, according to findings from GFK Insights. People … Read more

October 2018 Home Personality: “Homes with history”

249 Nod Road, Ridgefield, Conn. Built 1790, $1,095,000 Jack Baldaserini, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 203-244-2243 Our “Home Personality” home of the month: Set on 3.3 acres of the scenic Nod Road, this circa 1790 center chimney Colonial with its Neo-Greek period addition comprises rooms are generous in size, which each encompassing a sense of pride … Read more

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