Rowayton House Tour

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Rowayton Civic Association hosted their semi-annual House Tour today. An absolutely glorious selection of Belle Island Beauties. And so well organized. What a day!  Thank you RCA for a wonderful event.







If you didn’t get there this year, you have a lot to look forward to the next time.

16 Juniper = a little slice of heaven in Rowayton / CONTRACT SIGNED

Monday, October 13, 2014
16 Juniper Lane in Rowayton.  It has a very similar feeling to houses built by a certain builder in Darien... who must remain nameless... but we are sure you know who.

16 Juniper Road captures exactly what customers want these days in a new house. Simple, chic and playing out all the fantasies one has of living a minimalist lifestyle.

Making the Rowayton market proud right now is Liz Beinfield’s new listing at 16 Juniper Road in Rowayton.   Tucked tightly in the Beach Association, you will find five bedrooms, four and a half baths, beautiful reclaimed wood floors and beams as well as blinding southern exposure that will light up your life!  Asking $2,395,000 offered through Kelly Associates. SOLD/CLOSED

Kitchen that extends into a lovely reading and television seating area.

Kitchen that extends into a lovely reading and television seating area.


Gorgeous color in the kitchen

Gorgeous color (and texture on that island) in the kitchen



Oh those doors, those doors, those doors.


But we shouldn’t put all our focus on that perfect kitchen, family room space. The other spaces are equally fantastic.  From the (stucco-like walls), curved archways and tone on tone colors, this home hits the mark.







The window filled cupola is where this light fixture hangs from….very dramatic



The master bedroom has a clean, cool, spa-like feel.

Moving on from 'fab master bath", we are going straight for 'KILLER" master bath!

Moving on from ‘fab master bath”, we are going straight for ‘KILLER” master bath!

Sun drenched terrace

The windows (our favorite), the sliders and terrace make for a perfect package.

If you are looking in Rowayton OR if you are in the Darien market and want to “look”outside the box, this is the house to start with. Give us a call and we will show you what we mean.


If you are working with an agent, this is not a solicitation.



Poof and it’s gone – 133 Rowayton Avenue

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wow that was fast. 133 Rowayton Avenue came on at an impressive $3,950,000 (and don’t forget those Rowayton taxes) and was sold (with 3 offers) instantly.  Of course it is fabulous, has a slip and is maintenance free but this is still a great sign for the Rowayton market.



Gorgeous floors, gorgeous pantry, gorgeous kitchen!


The great room on the 2nd floor. A wonderful space to relax and escape.


Well appointed family room off of the kitchen.


We have always been charmed by these appealing town homes and it did not disappoint.

Wish we could say we could show you but you will have to wait for another unit to hit the market.


Friday, May 17, 2013

Sitting high up on the hill….probably one of the drier homes around.

17 Sammis Street is a wonderful renovation that sits right across the street from from Farm Creek Preserve in Rowayton. Now asking $1,895,000, it has 4 nicely sized bedrooms, over 4000 square feet and a wonderful location (and season water views). Listed by Amdanda Briggs at Kelly Associates.


Dark ‘N’ Stormy anyone?


I would love to see a pop of art or some colored grasscloth.

You walk into a large foyer that is filled with sunshine (does it ever rain in Rowayton?)  The kitchen is open and crisp. It opens to the breakfast area, family room and beyond that, the patio. The dining room also opens out to the terrace, which I love.  I think it is so romantic to have a dinner party with the doors open on a rainy night. There is also a living room and bedroom on the first floor.


The living room has seasonal water views through those french doors.


The kitchen also has seasonal water views.


Easy living here in this chic kitchen/breakfast/family room.


The view from the family room to the kitchen.


Dining room.

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a beautiful landing.


498852-1024whThe main event is the Master Bedroom.  I loved the room and have to admit, wanted to take the beautiful Schumacher curtains with me (they are not included but will give you inspiration for the room). The dressing room is gorgeous with its cocoa grasscloth and pink shades….something you would see in House Beautiful. You don’t even pay attention to the wonderful closet, the dressing room is so gorgeous.




It is hard to tell but the clawfoot tub is a light grey blue.


Nice large basement area for the kids.


The mudroom is right off the garage. It is downstairs so you will never see the clutter.


Come check out 17 Sammis Street and fall into summer with a fabulous new home!





If you are working with an agent, this is not a solicitation.


Friday, May 10, 2013

We were touring the Open Houses on Tuesday, and decided to pop into Flea.  They have just expanded their shop and now serve lunch.  This is the BEST LUNCH IN TOWN.  Nick (from the Rowayton Market) serves up the most delicious, fresh (as in he made the mayonnaise right in front of us, for us) and unique food. We couldn’t decide so we split the prosciutto, fig and ricotta sandwich and the Manchego and tomato sandwich.  We also brought home a roast beef  sandwich and a feta & watermelon salad.

If you want to sit outside and have a wonderful, fresh lunch, this is the place. Meet your girlfriends here!



A local spot for lunch.


The bar stools!


Simple and delicious menu.


Manchego and tomato sandwich, grilled and served with a side of arugala and spinach salad. Yum!

Delicious and fresh salad.

Delicious and fresh salad.

Way to go Nick! We had a fabulous lunch.

Way to go Nick! We had a fabulous lunch.


HGTV DOORY Award Nominee in the Victorian category

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

This will make a fabulous ‘homestead’ for someone looking in Rowayton.



This is a house to love!  I am not going to call this a “diamond in the rough” because it is more like a “minors cut”. It shines on its own with great brilliance, but with a few more facets – i.e. a little work- this house will be simply splendid. If you like this vintage, I promise this will not disappoint!  5 bedrooms/ 2 1/2 baths, asking $925,000 offered through Amanda Briggs at Kelly Associates.  If you are interested in seeing this property, please call us.


259 Rowayton Avenue

Lots of patina… including in the stone walls and gates

A wide wrap around porch

A porch that will surely the center piece of many fun parties!

Fabulous exterior detail

It feels like the South of France!

Shady retreat outside the kitchen.

Great ceiling height here and everywhere.

The fabulous winding staircase takes you all the way to the third floor.

One of the many nooks that adds to the charm in the house.

Comfortable and cozy. A very lovely room to live in.

Bar area in-between the living room and dining room. Imagine your favorite wall paper here!

Always an added benefit to have a fireplace in the dining room.

Such a luxury to have established and beautiful trees!








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

GORGEOUS and AVAILABLE : Let’s make a deal!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Now that Summer is upon us some of you maybe contemplating a move to that fab “on the sound” town, Rowayton.  Rowayton has some fantastic properties on the market and we think there are a few that stand out,  Of course the range is huge in Rowayton, but at any level in the market you will find something special. LET’S MAKE A DEAL!

 13 1/2 Witch Lane


Love this picture! All lit up and fabulous.

This five bedroom/four bath house, built in 2009, has been tweeked and perfected with gorgeous terracing and landscaping, and finishes inside.  Don’t fret about the stairs, there is an elevator here to drop you on any floor you want to be on!  Asking $1,695,000 offered through Lorraine Leonard at Keller Williams Associates


Open floor plan which is so nice for entertaining.

Comfortable and livable space.

Comfortable and livable space.

Terracing and privacy are part of the package here!

Terracing and privacy are part of the complete package here!


46 Roton Avenue 

Gorge! Love this house. You have to see the staircase! This is a terrific example of how a good renovation works.

This fabulously renovated Victorian, in an awesome Rowayton location, has ten rooms, several fireplaces and lots of special details.  4 bedrooms/ 2 1/2 baths, and a separate two car garage! ( You know how I like those separate garages!)  Fantastic curb appeal, and a front door to love!  Definitely a house that Katie Ridder would have fun with.  Her book Rooms will inspire you here for sure.  This is a winner.  Check it out. Asking $1,929,000, offered through Sheree Frank at Kelly Associates.

Lovely ceiling height, and we love a good square dining room!

Lovely ceiling height, and we love a good square dining room!

Modern open kitchen in an beatiiful old house

Modern open kitchen in an beatiiful old house.

17 Sammis Street

17 Sammis.  One of our favorites!

17 Sammis. One of our favorites!

We have blogged about this house before; cant believe it is still available!  The renovation of this house was creative and well done. Transformational even…  The rooms are large, ceiling height is great, and sunlight streams into this waterside beauty.  4 bedrooms/3 1/2 baths, close to town, and an easy walk to the beach.  Not sure that the owner is leaving all the beautiful treatments, but I am certain Celerie Kemble would have some great ideas on how to make this your very own “fabulousness”.  Asking $1,895,000.  Offered through Amanda Briggs at Kelly Associates.

Fabulous and well planned kitchen that open up to the...

Fabulous and well planned kitchen that open up to the…

the family room!

Great room!

Gorgeous Master Bedroom! And, beautifully appointed.

Gorgeous Master Bedroom! And, beautifully appointed.

What's not to love about a luxurious dressing room.

What’s not to love about a luxurious dressing room.


17 South Beach Drive

ohhh lala! This is what you can call "waterfront".

ohhh lala! This is what you can call “waterfront”.   

Fabulously renovated, more light and views than you will know what to do with, and you have the opportunity to own it now! 5 bedrooms/3 1/2 baths, and more views… Bell Island’s private beach, boat storage and available mooring complete what the broker calls “beachfront perfection”.  OMG! Where else could be on Madison Avenue by day and South Beach Drive by night?  We call this LIFESTYLE perfection.  Asking $4,150,000.  Offered by Amanda Brigss through Kelly Associates.


Need we say more?


Great entertaining space.


Comfortable. Easy. Chic!


Sea breeze and cocktails. And the living is easy…

The weather is getting fantastic.  Its a great time to get out and see what is on the market!

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