Christmas in Connecticut: A Ridgefield home gets decked for the holidays

For many people, holiday decorating may involve a wreath on the front door, electric candles in the windows, a tree or two, some garland wrapped on a staircase or draped across a fireplace mantel above stockings hung with care, a nativity and a few special family mementos. For others, however, holiday decorating is a passion, … Read more

Something unpredictable: An historic Darien landmark has surprises inside

Fairfield County is known for its beautiful historic homes, many of which claim to have been “renovated and updated for today’s lifestyles.” That would be an understatement, however, when describing the Darien landmark home at l73 Middlesex Road. Known as Waterbury House, the original part of the home dates back to 1856 and was owned … Read more

The lay of the land: A wide-open space appeals to a house-hunting couple

It was the land that particularly appealed to the couple as they looked for a home in Greenwich in 1995. “Many of the properties we’d seen looking around were heavily wooded, rocky, not user friendly. This was special—flat, high and dry, with abundant sunlight, a great open space with a sense of privacy,” they recall. … Read more

Sentimental journey: A Redding home sets the stage for holiday memories

Terry is the oldest of six children, three of whom live in the tri-state area and gather with their families — she has four now-adult children — and some cousins at her Redding home every Christmas. She bought her 1949 Colonial on 13-plus acres in 1997 because she loved the land. “The house was a … Read more

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