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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Ways to Level Up Your Game Room
Image by THAM YUAN YUAN from Pixabay A perfect game room is a lot more than the games themselves. There are many elements that come together to enhance your experience, especially in console gaming. There are the three most important things that every game room should have: Optimized Lighting Lighting is important in any room design, but especially...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Decisions: Should You Build or Buy?
When buying a home, you can either build a new residence from scratch or buy an existing home already built. This can be a tough decision to make. Here are a few pros and cons of each to help you move forward with your decision. Buying an Existing Home There are several advantages to buying a home that’s...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
432 Westover Road, Stamford, CT 06902 now has a new price of $1,815,000!
Prepare to be captivated by the casual grandeur of this young, move-in-ready 5BR, 5.2 bath Col, newly landscaped & freshly painted inside & out. It is bursting w gracious custom design elements, an abundance of impressive features incl high ceilings, deep windows, gleaming wood floors & offers the perfect open floorplan essential for how we live today! Soaring marble entry foyer w Palladian window, detailed millwork & sweeping staircase is a fitting introduction. Elegant LR has one of the home’s 3-gas fpls, formal DR continues the foyer’s wainscoting & both have crown molding. The magazine-worthy “heart of the home” is...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Home Gaming: Best Ways to Create a Silent Game Setup
Having a room in your home that’s dedicated to gaming can provide a comfortable place to unwind and even hang out with other people if you play multiplayer games online. Since some video games and gaming PCs can make a lot of noise, it’s important to think about how to reduce these sounds. You can set up a...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
First-Time Buyers: Foresight Over Hindsight
Photo by GaudiLab via Shutterstock In the rush and excitement to find the perfect home and make it yours, there are some things best learned beforehand rather than through hindsight. Here are some suggestions from first-time homebuyers that would have made the entire process less challenging. Know where you stand. If you plan to buy a home, even...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 36 Talmadge Lane, Stamford, CT 06905
Your dream home is waiting for you! It's stylish, open & bright, on a tranquil cul-de-sac of fine homes, yet w an enviable location minutes to shops, restaurants, Merritt Pkwy & Sterling Farms for golf-tennis-theater. Working at home or commuting? This home fills both those needs easily & there’s no need to deal w septics & wells when there's CITY SEWERS + CITY WATER - EVEN NATURAL GAS HEAT & COOKING! Meticulously maint'd, it's just been painted inside and out, and boasts sprawling, no-maintenance TREX deck for enjoying the lush, landscaped, usable .36-acre site. Looking for a gourmet EIK w skylights open to the Family...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Avoid Miscommunication With These Renovation Contract Details
Homeowners and contractors sometimes grow frustrated because of miscommunications. Even with what appears to be a well-crafted remodeling agreement, people interpret things differently. That's why it’s essential to include mutually agreeable dispute resolution clauses in your contract. How to Minimize Potential Disputes Understanding how the project rolls out often proves enlightening. It's not uncommon for a construction company...
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Posted on 08/14/2021
688 Westover Road, Stamford, CT 06902 is now new to the market!
Artistry on the Mianus River! Renowned architect Herbert S. Newman, designer of Yale Sterling Law Library & Rockefeller Conference Center Pocantico Hills, created this direct riverfront home using "Frank Lloyd Wright … settles in New England" as inspiration. The house sits on 2.68-very pvt Westover acres w stone walls, Har Tru court, MBR balcony & freshly painted decks. Embraced by woodlands & gardens, the house is a true retreat from the world, and enjoys splendid views, sounds & direct access to the river. The extraordinary interior, a clear affirmation of form and function, features wonderful use of red oak, stone &...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Homeowner Costs to Consider
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay There are many parts and pieces that go into relocation. Finding the perfect home is, of course, an important step in the process. But once you have found a residence in your new city or town, it is crucial to consider other home-ownership factors that will affect your monthly and annual expenses....
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Posted on 08/01/2021
4 Ways Open Floor Plans Increase Accessibility
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels It may come as something of a surprise to prospective home buyers and contractors, but the open floor plan was popularized as far back as the 1950s. The open floor plan boom took off during the 1990s, and that’s when it evolved into a new construction norm. By its very nature, the open...
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Posted on 07/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 109 Apple Valley Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Ready for the ease of ranch living in a stylish home filled w dynamic design, tons of natural light, significant updates & fabulous deck, set near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac of lovely homes? This quintessential Mid-century Modern will win your heart! Soaring open living & dining room feature the best of open concept Great room design, w interesting windows that reach up to the vaulted open beam ceilings, 2-sided brick wall fireplace that warms both rooms in winter, plus walls of sliding glass that open to expansive, unrivaled Easy Maint TREX deck. You'll be delighted by all the deck offers, from built-in brick BBQ / fireplace,...
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Posted on 07/29/2021
Another Property Rented - 27 Blackberry Drive East, Stamford, CT 06903
Lg, stylish Colonial w contemporary flair boasts terrific space w open EIK- Fam Rm, home office options & 1200sf Master suite. Freshly painted w just finished wood flrs ... it is all ready for you! It’s on 1.1-lovely landscaped acres where charming front porch & stone patio + balconies front & back invite you to relax, entertain, delight in the natural setting. Marble entry foyer w open staircase soars 2-stories high. Lg LR & spacious DR have deep windows, crown molding & rich hdwd. EIK w breakfast bar+sunny dining area is entirely open to Family rm w fpl & built-ins, ideal layout for today! Both have gleaming wood...
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