Archive for July, 2013

Schumacher: Always in Vogue

Thursday, July 18, 2013

In the market for some great fabric without the steep price? Then look no farther than Darien’s own Consignment Girl. This Schumacher piece offered is from the Hampton Diamond Court collection in Brick. The fabric is 100% cotton and produced in India. According to the Schumacher website the design inspiration is as follows: “This small scaled geometric cotton weave has the look of an embroidered fabric with its raised stitch effect.” The repeat is straight, width is 53″, horizontal repeat is 0.875, and the vertical repeat is 1″. You name the price on this one and it’s yours! It just may be the ideal something you need to recreate an old chair or freshen up a sofa or window seat with fun pillows.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013


The house is fantastic!! NOW IS THE TIME to get in there!  You will still have a few weeks to enjoy the pool if you move quickly.   Superb pool parties and candle lit evenings await!

What do you think of when you imagine a Connecticut colonial?  This could be it!

What do you think of when you imagine a classic Connecticut colonial? “Bringing up Baby”?  Yes, possibly.  If not, this could definitely be it! GORGEOUS!


I am sure you can imagine how it was for me when this came on the market today.  I have been waiting for something new to love, to show, and to sell!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this 1927 beauty.  And the location isn’t shabby either. Delafield Island overlooking Goodwives River!  This is a rare opportunity for someone, and I am certain this house will go fast. This vintage fabulousness doesn’t come on the market often.  No plastic shutters. Beautiful clapboard siding.  Additions that have been added over the years seamlessly. So, if you are in the market for something special in Darien, here it is!  Five bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths on approximately 1.5 acres.  Pool and pool house!  Asking $3,150,00. (Originally listed at $3,295,000). Listed by Hannah Burge and Nan Peter at Kelly Associates. THIS PROPERTY HAS AN ACCEPTED OFFER.

The first showings are after the (brokers only) open house on Tuesday, April 2nd.  If you have a broker, get your appointment scheduled today! If you don’t, call us!  We would love to show you  this fabulous house.

Light filled and so lovely.

The house has great flow.  A fabulous house for entertaining. The kitchen to the left looks through the dining room to the sun room.

Up high above Goodwives River

The sun room up high above Goodwives River. The trees have grown since they moved in, but you know where you are. You know you are only a short walk to Long Island Sound.

good stair runners... sounds silly but the details stand out!

Good stair runners, dark wood floors, and a beautiful paint job… sounds silly but the details stand out!

Your new FAB closet!

Your new FAB closet!

The custom wall paper is fantastic.

The custom wall paper is fantastic.

The pool house in all its glory.

The pool house in all its glory.  More custom wall paper! This room is sensational.

Everything you could want here at 7 Sunswyck.  Just bring your beautiful stuff!

Everything you could want is here at 7 Sunswyck. Just bring your beautiful things!



Did I tell you I think its fabulous?  How many times did I say that?  Yes, this is a house to love! No work needed.  Just bring your favorite decorator. (No, the owner is not leaving her stuff!)  I was thinking some of my favorites, Jeffrey Bilhuber or Amanda Nisbet.  Two very different approaches to interior design but both would bring great style and chic to this gorgeous old house.






If you are currently working with a broker, this is not a solicitation.



Monday, July 8, 2013

There are still some great and wonderful houses out there for you to snatch up after a VERY BUSY spring.  Many properties were sold within hours of hitting the market, including 2 of our listings, but there are some that are still on the market and are great opportunities for someone. Here are a few of our favorites:


19 Sherry Lane, listed for $1,675,000, has really great space and bones. I love the flow and 3.66 acres gives you a beautiful country setting. I wonder what local Annie Mahoney would do with this?????  ACCEPTED OFFER.


86 Nearwater Lane, listed for $2,495,000, has a setting like no other. Set down a private lane, this eclectic home is in the most amazing spot. This could be a great project for Leslie May.


106 Inwood, asking $2,795,000, has loads of great space in addition to a 2 bedroom pool house with a kitchenette and bath. This home is ideal for entertaining but especially in the summer. The picture does not capture how fabulous it is. It has been newly staged so that should help our buyers with vision. Maybe they can take a trip down to Good Food Good Things and see what they can whip up. Whoever ends up with this one is going to be one happy camper (especially when the kids are camping out back).


10 Tory Hole Road, asking $2,950,000, has superb curb appeal. This is such a classic and the owners have paid attention to every detail. From the slate roof and arched doorways to the great flow and beautiful rooms. If you put an infinity pool out back you may stay for a while (like forever). Melissa Cutler could work some serious magic here (actually she can work magic anywhere!)


All of these homes are offered through Kelly Associates.