Property of the week Category
Back "in the day" I used to post my favorite "House of the Week" on this blog but as usual things have gotten complicated. Legally, I am not allowed to post any information much less a review of any other agents' listings. It is considered advertising and one agent does not have the right to advertise another's listing without expressed permission. Since no one would grant me permission to write an unbiased review of a home, there is no sense to...Continue Reading!
Tucked away just off the Post Road on the Darien/Norwalk border is a small enclave eight homes known as Highmeadow.These homes,built in 2001 have never traded on the open real estate market but instead have been lovingly transferred from owner to owner privately. Such is the demand for these homes. They are a cross between a single family home and condominium. Residents own the property the house sits on but not the common areas which are maintained by the homeowners...Continue Reading!
Ive been writing here and elsewhere about the new development in Darien called Kensett. It is a development of 60 or so luxury condominium homes here in town. Until now, the models have been under construction but they are now ready to be shown. Of course, Id be happy to show anyone who wishes to make an appointment but there's another way to see them as well. Next Thursday October 18 from 6-8PM I will be hosting a model home viewing...Continue Reading!
For years residents of Darien,CThave bemoaned the lack of single family housing that allowed them to take advantage of Darien and all it has to offer without the bother of home upkeep and expenses. Also lacking has been a place for long-time residents and empty-nesters to scale back on their homes while staying in Darien. Weep no more, Darienites. Kensett is coming. Kensett represents an entirely new way to live in Darien. Set on 15 acres, the development will be home to over 60 homes in a...Continue Reading!
The summer has set in and new listings are few. This is no surprise since most of the town has gone AWOL until after Labor Day. If you are looking for a home, unless it is in the upper price ranges of $2.5million or above, the choices are slim. Anything new that comes on the market- if it's a value, sells immediately.Rentals are basically all gone again except in the upper price reaches. However, I will be listing a rental on a...Continue Reading!
Lots of chatter in the Darien, Ct real estate market this week about a spectacular,waterfront property which came on the market. The address is 27 Contentment Island,which is located in the prestigious, Tokeneke area of town. The property is unique even by Darien standards due to its total privacy,unparalleled water access, and amenities.There are over five acres of grounds most with stunning water views. The main house itself is warm and livable.The spaces are lovely but one never gets the feeling...Continue Reading!
ATTENTION FIRST TIME CT HOME BUYERS! As a favor to a good friend,I conducted a public open house at this great house in Norwalk,CT and thought I'd share the information. It is the perfect starter home , great for someone with a couple of children, teenagers, or even visiting family. How can one house be all this. First of all,the house is located on a cul de sac in Norwalk, making it perfect for those with young children. There are three bedrooms on...Continue Reading!
Blessedly, the town of Darien,Ct has been largely spared from the real estate meltdown of the past few years. It is true that real estate values in Darien have declined nearly 30% but compared to other parts of the country, that's actually not so bad. The number of foreclosures and short sales have also been on the low side. Many have come on the market and quietly been turned over to the banks.One such property is 12 Five Mile River Road. If any...Continue Reading!
I have a client/builder in town who is looking for anyone interested in building a home here in Darien Ct. The lot he would build on is on a premier street a full 1/2 acre in Darien that has not been fully developed nor built on, in the last 15 years or so. It is walk to town,train and Royle school . This home could be between 2000-3000 sq ft, full finished basement,two car garage and custom designed for a...Continue Reading!
OK Im shameless and I admit it. I am indeed promoting my own listing.This one is a really cute 3 bedroom home on a really lovely street here in Darien called Ridgeview.Ridgeview is off of Camp Ave not far from the Stamford border and the neighborhood of Springdale. The street is a dead end and full of farmhouses and cottages. Most of the lots and 17 Ridgeview is no exception, are sited on less than .25 acres.The street is full...Continue Reading!