Autumn is a prime time to tend lawns and gardens

By The Home Monthly | October 22, 2018

Autumn is gardening season. That statement may not seem right to those who think of the spring as the peak time to care for lawns and gardens. However, autumn is an ideal time to get into the garden and ensure that flowers, trees, and garden beds will over-winter successfully. A number of things make autumn … Read more

Sitting pretty

By Nancy Helle | October 10, 2018

The stately Italianate house at 528 Main Street has been a New Canaan landmark for many years. Built for a wealthy merchant in 1848, it was originally part of a 40-acre farm bordered by the Five Mile River in the rear. The home site is near the intersection of Main Street and Old Norwalk Road. … Read more

October 2018 Home Personality: “Homes with history”

By The Home Monthly | October 10, 2018

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

It’s the thought that counts…plan ahead for cold weather home improvements.

By Joanne Greco Rochman | October 10, 2018

Squirrels may be rushing around collecting nuts and acorns to store, but New Englanders are just as busy getting ready for old man winter. There are many home improvement projects that need to be addressed during the fall months, and there’s little time to waste. Here, then, is a checklist of just some of the … Read more

Beginner’s luck: Indoor bamboo plants are easy to grow.

By Alexis Koukos | October 10, 2018

Houseplants are trending. Everywhere you look there are plants and plant-related merchandise. Indoor plants are on the rise, particularly with the millennial generation. Recently, I added to my collection with a Lucky bamboo plant and now I’m on a quest to best take care of this new addition to my family. Kris Barker, owner of … Read more

FALLing by the wayside

By Joe Brandt | October 1, 2018
jewelry box

With the approach of colder weather here in the Northeast, many people will “dust off” some of the jewelry that has been set aside for the summer. Autumn signals change, and when nature shifts, everything seems to shift with it. Jewelry that has been unused during the warmer months is frequently reactivated — but what … Read more

A taste of Europe

By Pamela Brown | September 12, 2018

You never know when inspiration will strike and you find that one meaningful item for your home.   “One of my favorite spaces in this home is the library. We loved a bar in Ireland so much that we found out the pub was closing so we bought it, had it shipped to America, and … Read more

September 2018 Home Personality: “Set in stone”

By The Home Monthly | September 12, 2018

123 Saddle Rock Road, Stamford, Conn. $11,950,000 Robert Blosio & Larry Palma William Pitt Sotheby’s International RE 203-249-7164 Our feature home of the month: Saddle Rock House, a Richardsonian-style American country home, was designed and built in 1914 by the famed Hunt and Hunt Architects for renowned inventor, Thomas Robins, who is best known for … Read more