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Avoid Tunnel Vision When Searching For a New Home
Posted on 10/06/2019
Avoid Tunnel Vision When Searching For a New Home
When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees." Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over....
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70 Erickson Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $775,000!
Posted on 10/05/2019
70 Erickson Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $775,000!
This handsome 4BR, 3.1B Col on a c-d-sac of lovely homes, sits w commanding presence on a lush acre w stunning deck that views professionally landscaped plantings. Designed for easy living & entertaining on a grand or casual scale, the graceful entrance foyer w sweeping staircase capped by soaring ceiling is the perfect introduction. Imagine holidays in the lg LR w crown molding & formal DR w chair rail trim + molding; both have deep windows that fill them w light + the hdwd flrs you’ll enjoy throughout … even under BR carpets. Entertain or relax in the charming beamed FR w fpl, built-ins incl wet bar & French doors that open onto the deck –...
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Another Property Rented - 96 Skymeadow Drive, Stamford, CT 06903
Posted on 10/01/2019
Another Property Rented - 96 Skymeadow Drive, Stamford, CT 06903
Masterfully crafted majestic Col w warmth & grace that’s hard to match - available for rent or sale! It boasts exquisite millwork, rich hdwds & high ceilings, introduced in the grand 2-story entry foyer, PLUS deep windows & French doors that fill it w/natural light ... & a layout that’s created for the comfortable living/easy entertaining you want for today. Formal living & dining rms are complemented by stunning, step-down family rm that flows into the casual dining area of the designer kitchen. Family rm has flr-to-ceiling fpl, while French doors from both rms access the stone patio at back. The kitchen is simply superb - equipped to...
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Tips for Maintaining Your Pool
Posted on 09/29/2019
Tips for Maintaining Your Pool
Keeping a swimming pool clean isn't a full-time job if done correctly and regularly. Maintenance is most often crucial in the summer months since that is when swimming pools find the most use. After making the financial investment in a swimming pool, there is a need to make sure that it remains in perfect condition all year round....
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48 Van Rensselaer Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 now has a new price of $899,000!
Posted on 09/26/2019
48 Van Rensselaer Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 now has a new price of $899,000!
Grand Shippan Col, a classic w a twist just 1-block from Yacht Club, HAS A NEW PRICE! In add’n to the hdwd flrs, millwork, bay windows, lg sunny rms, nooks/crannies & gracious versatile options that define this character-filled 1925 home, there are spacious Master suites on both the 1st & 2nd flr! Each has a fpl, WI closet & bath + an outdoor opportunity; young, bright main flr suite has French doors to the deck, while sunny upper suite has pvt screened porch, so both enjoy the lush propty, also viewable thru abundant windows. In fact, 1st & 2nd flr had Andersen renewable windows added in 2018. LR w fpl is an elegant space w access to...
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128 Dogwood Lane, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/26/2019
128 Dogwood Lane, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
A "magazine-worthy" stone home filled w extraordinary charm & character, but updated to perfection for today! 1-of-3 custom homes built in 1941, it was crafted from high quality stone & granite with Vermont slate roof + a majority of copper gutters & leaders. It's been completely transformed w quality + brilliant style since purchased by current owners in 2012 ... feature sheet details the extensive improvements. The house enjoys commanding views on its 1.5-lush, prof'ly landscpd acres w heated Gunite pool with spa embraced by new 3,000-sq ft. bluestone patio - a magnificent retreat with an app-controlled irrigation system + lg new shed. ...
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Clear Out the Gunk
Posted on 09/22/2019
Clear Out the Gunk
If you've lived in your home for very long, you know that lots of places collect dust, lint, grime, hair, fuzz and, well, gunk. Often, we become so busy in our daily lives that we neglect to remove the gunk until it causes a significant problem such as a clogged drain or even a fire in the dryer...
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Another Property Sold - 35 Very Merry Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Posted on 09/21/2019
Another Property Sold - 35 Very Merry Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Vintage Grandeur! This gracious ranch offers all that only a home w/a pedigree dating from 1930 could offer/generous-sized rooms, abundant windows, handsome wood flrs & the perfect floor plan for living/entertaining on a grand or intimate scale PLUS so much more! Majestically sited atop a circular drive that embraces the deep front lawn, it's on 2-parklike acres w/fragrant, colorful garden, deck+expansive screened porch. Lg entry foyer sets the tone as it sweeps you into the sun-filled living room w/fireplace flanked by custom built-ins. LR is warm & welcoming, yet lg enough to comfortably accommodate 40+guests & the baby grand piano that’s...
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49 Crofts Lane, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $894,900!
Posted on 09/18/2019
49 Crofts Lane, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $894,900!
This splendid Colonial, NEWLY PRICED & beautifully transformed w/designer flair Is perfect for today’s style of living! It offers generous-sized rms with high ceilings, lg windows, rich hdwds, Palladian-style windows & gracious versatile design. There’s a dynamic family rm with soaring stone fpl open to the chef’s white EIK with center island; both have sliders to lovely deck…ideal layout for easy living-entertaining! Eleg 2-story entrance foyer filled with light from 2-skylts has a graceful wall echoing the sweeping lines of the staircase. Spacious dining rm with wainscoting is bright, airy, freshly painted–imagine your holiday meals–while...
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266 Shelter Rock Road, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $645,000!
Posted on 09/18/2019
266 Shelter Rock Road, Stamford, CT 06903 now has a new price of $645,000!
Your own private retreat, tucked away on the cul-de-sac in a delightful neighborhood of homes! This spacious Colonial is one of just 9-lucky homes set on a picturesque lake where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking or canoeing in summer, skating in winter ... or simply relax & enjoy the views whether inside or out! The house has grand space/flow & the floors are hdwd, even under the carpets. The EIK was designer renovated in 2017 & now boasts white cabinetry, granite countertops, center island, dbl undermount stainless sink, French door refrigerator+Bosch wall ovens, cook-top & dishwasher. Bamboo floors, decorative tile backsplash, recessed...
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70 Erickson Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
Posted on 09/16/2019
70 Erickson Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 is now new to the market!
This handsome 4BR, 3.1B Col on a c-d-sac of lovely homes, sits w commanding presence on a lush acre w stunning deck that views professionally landscaped plantings. Designed for easy living & entertaining on a grand or casual scale, the graceful entrance foyer w sweeping staircase capped by soaring ceiling is the perfect introduction. Imagine holidays in the lg LR w crown molding & formal DR w chair rail trim + molding; both have deep windows that fill them w light + the hdwd flrs you’ll enjoy throughout … even under BR carpets. Entertain or relax in the charming beamed FR w fpl, built-ins incl wet bar & French doors that open onto the deck –...
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Ways to Make Your Small Bath Appear Bigger
Posted on 09/15/2019
Ways to Make Your Small Bath Appear Bigger
There's no getting around it — and no getting around in it! A small bathroom is just, well, small! If you've got a tiny bath and no way to enlarge it, do the next best thing, give it some of the Alice in Wonderland magic with mirrors and glass. Subtle reflections A standard, builder’s grade bath typically has...
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