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Posted on 06/16/2021
ADUs: What They Are, Why You Need One and How to Make Use of Them
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last few years. Increasing demand for dedicated work spaces in the home has been a major factor, as have rising housing costs and environmental consciousness. While ADU used to be a term mostly used by professional architects,...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
Improving Energy Efficiency in an Older House
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels When your pocketbook determines you can’t afford a new, energy-efficient home, you can still satisfy your preferences by upgrading an older house. Try these options for improving energy efficiency in your home. Apply for the FHA’s Energy-Efficient Mortgage program. With an EEM, you can finance an already energy-efficient home or use funds...
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Posted on 06/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 100 Stone Ridge Way #2H, Fairfield, CT 06824
Enjoy luxury without the upkeep in this elegant 2 bedroom condo in Fairfield’s premiere gated community, Stone Ridge - your own peaceful “Brownstone-esque” village on professionally landscaped grounds. Defined by its luxury amenities & impeccable design, this unit has all the right ingredients for carefree living: hardwood floors, crown moldings, designer lighting, and high ceilings throughout, spacious bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, and loads of natural light. Enormous eat-in chef’s kitchen with Lagos Azul limestone countertops, and stainless steel professional Viking appliances: 5-burner gas range and hood, microwave, refrigerator and...
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Posted on 06/04/2021
Another Property Sold - 40 Buena Vista Street, Stamford, CT 06907
Natural light illuminates every corner of this meticulously maintained, move in ready colonial on a peaceful street in the heart of Springdale- just a short walk to Metro North station. This charmer has all the right ingredients to make it your next dream home: 4 comfortable bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms and a home office), two-zoned central a/c, gas HVAC system (high efficiency unit for second floor) new hot water tank, 2nd floor washer/dryer, finished lower level & spacious fully fenced level yard. Bright & inviting living room with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, dual exposure, fireplace and crown moldings opens to the formal dining...
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Posted on 06/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 34 Saddle Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Don’t miss this stunning, fully updated, contemporary woodland retreat, surrounded by enchanting views of the woods, pond, stone outcroppings and wildlife in every direction. The beautiful rock garden created by the homeowner is tranquil and inspiring, tucked inside your very own hillside. Spend long summer days on the oversized deck enjoying the sights and sounds of nature, sipping morning coffee, entertaining friends or barbecuing in the most peaceful and serene of settings. Hidden away on a perfectly private site, this meticulously remodeled and maintained home features enormous windows and skylights allowing natural light and sunshine...
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Posted on 06/03/2021
1516 Riverbank Road, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $1,700,000!
Elegant, sophisticated manor on five park-like, landscaped acres of your very own private Eden set within The Ponds, Stamford’s premier gated community of superior homes. 1516 is the original home in the “village,” with the character and charm of a 1930 mansion, plus all the modern amenities your heart desires. This exemplary 5-bedroom stone and clapboard classic is rich with architectural details, open spaces and stunning views of gardens and the pond below. This home boasts luxury at every turn, with sparkling hardwood floors, crown moldings, 5 fireplaces, built-ins, bay windows, French doors, designer lighting, and natural light...
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Posted on 06/03/2021
1516 Riverbank Road, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
Elegant, sophisticated manor on five park-like, landscaped acres of your very own private Eden set within The Ponds, Stamford’s premier gated community of superior homes. 1516 is the original home in the “village,” with the character and charm of a 1930 mansion, plus all the modern amenities your heart desires. This exemplary 5-bedroom stone and clapboard classic is rich with architectural details, open spaces and stunning views of professionally landscaped gardens and the pond below. Highlights include a spectacular gourmet kitchen with 6-burner WOLF stove, HUGE marble island, fabulous fireplace and Sub-Zero fridge; newly added...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
Your Guide to Container Gardening
Container gardening can be an excellent way to grow and enjoy plants with limited space. It also allows you the opportunity to be creative and set up aesthetically pleasing combinations perfect for your garden or outdoor space. Here are some basic tips for a successful container garden: Container Container planting allows a lot of flexibility both in terms...
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Posted on 06/01/2021
Another Property Rented - 32 Ettl Lane, Greenwich, CT 06831
Charming, impeccable, comfortable and beautifully updated rental home conveniently located in Glenville, just a short drive to the Merritt/Hutchinson, train, elementary school, parks, shopping and restaurants. Quiet neighborhood, great commuter location. Stunning eat-in kitchen with built-in benches, granite counters, stainless appliances. Large window opens to family/living room (or dining room) with hardwood floors. Additional sunroom/TV room on 1st floor with hardwood floors. Full updated bathroom with tub/shower. Second floor has two comfortable bedrooms with wall-to-wall carpet. Backyard features large glorious patio with fire pit...
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Posted on 05/29/2021
293 Janes Lane, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
Do you believe in love at first sight? You will when you walk in to this meticulous 4BR colonial/split and see the majestic view of wooded conservation land and hear the soothing sound of an alluring waterfall. Enjoy the glorious 4-season views from the wall of windows in the spacious family room and new gourmet eat-in kitchen. Or take it all in from the enormous deck, beautiful patio or large level backyard. This perfectly maintained, light & bright home has something for everyone: warm & inviting living room with fireplace, open layout, playroom/office, hardwood flrs, 2-car garage, loads of storage, privacy from neighbors....
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Posted on 05/26/2021
Prevent and Control Squash Bugs in Your Garden
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Posted on 05/25/2021
Another Property Sold - 38 Kenilworth Drive West, Stamford, CT 06902
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! WATER VIEWS OVER LONG ISLAND SOUND & STEPS AWAY FROM YOUR OWN DEEDED SANDY BEACH! LOCATED IN COVETED WALLACK'S POINT PARK WATERFRONT COMMUNITY, THIS CUSTOM DESIGNER HOME IS FULLY RENOVATED WITH A NEW 2ND FLOOR ADDITION COMPLETE W/MASTER SUITE, 9FT+ CEILINGS & SPA MASTER BATH, STEAM SHOWER STALL, JETTED SOAKING TUB. LIVING ROOM WITH STUNNING FLOOR-TO-CEILING STONE FIREPLACE. RENOVATED DESIGNER KITCHEN W/ CENTER ISLAND, CALACATTA GOLD QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS, NEW ITALIAN TILE FLOORING, NEW 1ST FLOOR FULL BATH, NEW THERMOPANE WINDOWS, NEW HOT WATER HEATER, NATURAL GAS HEATING & CENTRAL AIR, HARDWOOD...
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