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496 Hoyt Street – LOVE it here first

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


496 Hoyt Street

496 Hoyt Street in Darien.  A jewel box. Freshly painted (gorgeous blue front door) and ready for it’s new owner.  So excited about this special house.

We are so happy to show you our new exclusive at 496 Hoyt Street in Darien. This house brings together a chic space and a fabulous opportunity for anyone looking to move right into a wonderful home that combines old and new, modern finishes and the glowing patina of a 1910 Farmhouse. Three bedrooms, three full baths, great outdoor space, a separate two car garage and convenient to both Darien and New Canaan’s shopping and trains. Asking $729,000. through Houlihan Lawrence. SOLD

wonderful spaces out doors will make entertaining in the summer just perfect.

Charming spaces out doors will make entertaining just perfect.

Night caps, fireside evenings all year around... fabulous.

Night caps, fireside evenings all year around… fabulous.


The first floor has all the rooms you want: living room, dining room, and a family room. It’s open and light.


I immediately thought of the annual House Beautiful Small Spaces issue which is always so inspiring. 496 Hoyt Street should be on the cover of that issue!


We love this room. When you come see the house we think you will agree… this is the room you will LIVE IN!


Creative use of spaces make the cozy spots in the house. Built-in file drawers under the window bench add great storage for this built-in office.


Imagine this as a four season room! You could use this as a dining room. Or, it would be fabulous as another sitting room.



There ever important floor plan. So you can see the “lay of the land”.



If you have been looking for “that house“, the one that clearly distinguishes itself in the price point, this is “that house“.  If you would like to see it, call us.  Don’t wait!




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


Our local lust hits House Beautiful

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful.

The color section is one of my favorite parts of House Beautiful. I even bought the special issue they put out a few years ago (and was also made into a book).  I just love color on walls, and love to experiment even if I have to fix it (and yes, repaint a room). I could start a second hand paint sample store if I wanted to.

I jumped for joy when I saw our very own Annie Mahoney as one of the decorators talking about her favorite color.  They were specifically talking about which color to use from room to room  and the color was black…one of my favorites!  Maybe I will break out the paint samples and pick a hall or room to try today.


Check out Annie’s new website…it is fantastic and full of her creative designs.