Giving your trees some TLC

By Lisa Sullivan | December 24, 2018

Cold weather can take its toll on a property, especially in regions of the world where winters are harsh. Most parts of the landscape are vulnerable to damage from winter storms, but trees may be especially susceptible. By the end of winter, many homeowners wonder if their trees would benefit from some professional TLC. Tree … Read more

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

By Janis Gibson | December 5, 2018

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

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

By The Home Monthly | December 5, 2018

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

Call of the wild

By Lisa Sullivan | December 5, 2018

I feel like our home is a beacon for virtually every variety and species of living creature … we’ve had field mice, birds, bees, ants, fruit flies, moles, voles, squirrels, bunnies, fox, coyote, raccoons, and deer visited upon us over the years. All that’s missing are the frogs and locusts. One morning this past September, … Read more

Q and A

By Joe Brandt | November 26, 2018
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Q: One of my daughters has suggested that instead of leaving everything up for grabs after I’m gone, I should list my good jewelry in my will, so there’s no quarreling— but I’ve looked at everything, and have no idea as to how to even begin to divide it up between the three girls. Any help … Read more

Tips on organizing your family

By The Home Monthly | November 12, 2018

Modern families seem to be juggling more than ever before. When time seems to be a luxury, an ability to stay organized can help families manage the hustle and bustle of daily life more effectively. A recent online survey conducted by an internal research team on behalf of The Huffington Post polled more than 1,000 … Read more

An old-fashioned love story

By Pamela Brown | November 7, 2018

You know what they say about the best-laid plans … When Joe Pagliarulo and his wife, Margie, were ice skating 25 years ago, they looked across Gorham’s Pond in Darien and saw a 2.4-acre waterfront property located at 40 Swifts Lane. They knew it would be perfect for their dream home once they tore down … Read more

November 2018 Home: Tudor time

By The Home Monthly | November 7, 2018

15 Tunxis Trail, Redding, Conn. $744,500 Laura Freed Ancona William Pitt Sotheby’s International 203-733-7053 Our home of the month: Approached via a stone pillared entry on 2.65 park-like acres with stone walls, lush lawns, flowering gardens, and an irrigation system, this 4,000 sq. ft. stately English stone Tudor was custom built by noted Italian stone … Read more

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