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Building My Passive House — Part 4

Building My Passive House — Part 4

This is the fourth entry in a series of columns about the design and construction of my newly certified Passive House. Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) offers a certification program for highly energy-efficient homes and separate certification programs for home design and building professionals seeking to build them (www.phaus.org for more information). In this column,...
On the market: 3245 Congress Street, Fairfield

On the market: 3245 Congress Street, Fairfield

Located in the Greenfield Hill section of town at 3245 Congress Street, Fairfield, this single-family Colonial has 14 rooms and sits on nearly 18 acres. It was built in 1920, has give bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two-half bathrooms. The lot has some woods, some wetlands and is full of beautiful gardens. Listed at $3.976...
Easton home pays homage  to Frank Lloyd Wright designs

Easton home pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright designs

Residing on nine plus lush acres, this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired custom contemporary celebrates its natural setting at 144 Morehouse Road, Easton. This residence, designed by architect, John Newman, was built to replicate Lloyd Wright’s  “Fallingwater.” Prevalent throughout the house are steel, stucco and stone. The atrium measuring 800 X 400 square feet is breathtaking...

Kitchens sell: Refrigerator magnets and dirty windows don’t

Kitchens sell. There’s no doubt about it. Buyers scrutinize the kitchen. Why? Well, it’s the heart of the home not to mention usually the most expensive area in a house to remodel or renovate. Buyers usually don’t want to buy a home that needs extensive kitchen work as that will require lots of moolah after...
On the market: New Fairfield build

On the market: New Fairfield build

This newly-built home is sited on 1.65 level acres at 581 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield. The collaboration of Mark Finlay and Garrett Wilson ensures the timeless design. The property boasts mature landscaped grounds with a main house and a post and beam constructed barn style pool house, an in-ground salt water gunite pool and spa,...
On the market: 341 Rock House Road, Easton

On the market: 341 Rock House Road, Easton

Tucker’s Ridge Farm at 341 Rock House Road, Easton, is an equestrian property on the market. On the property is a show-quality custom barn, 17 paddocks on 16-plus acres. Gated drive leads to picture- perfect setting featuring two barns and a custom house. Barn can accommodate eight horses. The attached garage has room for equipment...
On the market: Kettle Creek home in Weston

On the market: Kettle Creek home in Weston

This estate in the Kettle Creek area of Weston is situated on nearly four landscaped acres. It was designed by architect Roger Ferris and is a delicate balance of fine craftsmanship, quality of material and technology. With a feel of European elegance the residents is 14 thousand square feet. For more information visit www.michelleandcompany.com/media/prop/kettlecreek35.pdf
Sadick named manager of Weichert Realtors New Haven office

Sadick named manager of Weichert Realtors New Haven office

William F. Sadick of Shelton is the new manager of the Weichert Realtors Regional Properties office in New Haven. A resident of the area for more than 50 years, with 31 years of experience in real estate, Sadick most recently was a productivity coach and salesperson at Keller Williams in Trumbull. He began his career...
No bids on Milford firehouse

No bids on Milford firehouse

Do you remember the old Melba Street firehouse for sale in Milford? It was to be auctioned off in the middle of May, but no one came out to bid. A couple of people who toured the old Station 6 Firehouse said they thought the starting bid of $477,000 was a bit high and it...
Southport firm wins award

Southport firm wins award

Renovations and additions to a 1904 Colonial Revival house and property has won Austin Patterson Disston Architects of Southport a New Canaan Preservation Alliance 2014 Historic Preservation Award. Under the design guidance of partner McKee Patterson, AIA, the house at 621 Canoe Hill Road, New Canaan, was extensively renovated and added to with a “conscious...
Milford is selling an old firehouse

Milford is selling an old firehouse

Want to buy a firehouse? The City of Milford will sell the old Melba Street firehouse at an auction Saturday, May 10, and bids are invited. The minimum bid is $477,000 The Melba Street firehouse is one of two city firehouses that was closed when the new East Side Fire Station was built on New...
For sale: Stratford Colonial with contemporary flair

For sale: Stratford Colonial with contemporary flair

  This Stratford home has 2,700-plus square feet inside, with nine rooms for entertaining, relaxing and living. Inside, there is a cook’s kitchen with stainless appliances and breakfast bar, gourmet gas range and double oven. There is a master bedroom suite, huge family room with skylights, wet bar opening via dramatic wall of glass doors...