Build green, be happy! Part III

By Elizabeth DiSalvo | January 15, 2014

Happiness. This is what some may call the touchy-feely reason to build green. I get it. I have friends who need a lot of convincing; they just want to know the bottom line and only want to talk about the facts. How can I even bring something as ephemeral and vague as happiness into to … Read more

Home Personality: Homes with multiple/unique fireplaces

By Lisa Sullivan | January 15, 2014

  27 Country Club Rd., Ridgefield, CT 14 Fireplaces $3,995,000 Karla Murtaugh, Neumann Real Estate, 203-856-5534 Our feature home this month: Built in 1865 for George C. Haven, President of the Corn Exchange National Bank, this estate home sits on 3.22 acres just minutes from Silver Spring Country Club and is the epitome of refined … Read more

Growing pains

By Lisa Sullivan | January 10, 2014

I subscribe to several home decorating magazines, partly because of the nature of my work, but mostly because I just love reading them. I’m constantly thinking about my home, and ways I can improve it. In a recent publication, the editor’s letter seemed to sum up my entire home improvement philosophy: “It feels like I’m … Read more

Plant ice resistant trees

By Lisa Sullivan | January 6, 2014

Winter storms that coat everything in layers of luminous ice leave a very beautiful but dangerous calling card. We know ice covered trees are susceptible to breakage from the added weight; but if you take a look around your yard, now do you know which of your trees are more likely to give in to … Read more