Posts Tagged ‘Mansfield Avenue’


Monday, March 17, 2014

That is, I love all the real estate that is coming on the market!  In particular…we saw a few good listings out on the “Open House” trail last week.

401 Mansfield Avenue offered at $2,295,000. This house was on a house tour a while back and it warmed my freezing toes yesterday to walk into what I remembered to be the most welcoming and comfortable house in town. A fabulous renovation transformed this farmhouse into a super relaxed “shabby chic” home with all the top of the line comforts a Darien creature yearns for.  This owner knows what she is doing (full disclosure, that “she” is Lisa Moseley at Kelly Associates) .  So, if you have been looking for “this old house” that is move-in ready THIS IS IT! (CONTRACT SIGNED)


A wonderful old farm house with a quintessential front porch. Not in Vermont.


Wide floor boards custom to the room extend into the comfortable and chic “family” room.


A nice entertaining flow allows for the “crowd that hangs” in the kitchen without being to far from the rest of the party.


Best room in the house.  Beautiful stone floors in this four season sun room.


8 Briar Brae listed at $1,795,000 listed with Pat Redican at Kelly Associates.   A recent renovation added a lot of extra space that includes a few new bedrooms and fabulous study off the living room. Actually, its the paint color that is fabulous but it is a very nice study. Extra closets (including a a very large walk in for the master bedroom), an upstairs laundry were also added to the expansion… the list goes on.  This house is done and is ready for the buyer looking for the “next step” in space.  A fabulous opportunity to move right in is waiting here in the “sweet spot” of price points! (SOLD at $1,760,000 – 5/14).

Sitting high off the road, 8 Briar Brae is

Sitting high off the road, 8 Briar Brae has exactly what a family is looking for. SPACE!


VERY chic. Ready for some decorating flair.


If you didn’t like pink before, you will now.  WOW! This really works in the kids bath.  It pops off the wall in a surprisingly sophisticated way.


Adorable, in a David Netto col, chic and “who wouldn’t want this nursery” way!


5 Plymouth Road, listed for $1,895,000.  It is virtually impossible to get into The Bay for under $2M these days – at least if you want views and space.  Here is your chance.  To be honest, you will want to put your own stamp on the place, but you can’t find this kind of opportunity right now for this price so close to the water anywhere else.  By the looks of what is going on down there, this will be your last chance at a house of this size at this price.  Offered by Sheree Frank at Kelly Associates. (SOLD at $1,790,000 – 6/14)

Here is your chance!  A perfect summer get a way, and a chance to be a part of those famous Halloween nights in Noroton Bay!

Here is your chance! A perfect summer get a way, and a chance to be a part of those famous Halloween nights in Noroton Bay!


A nice open living space, great for causal summer living. Bring Lynn Morgan over from neighboring Rowayton and you will transform this place into a beach/waterfront paradise!

Sort of like this....

Sort of like this….(photo curtesy of Lynn Morgan Design)


This could be what your Friday night looks like! Nice place to sit after a long week. (photo curtesy of Lynn Morgan Design)


Great views out over Pear Tree Point. (Yes, it’s out there…)


Worth a look!


5 Salem Straits brings us back to our  “Secret Garden” blog in 2012.  Location Location Location as the old saying goes. This is absolutely one of our favorite houses EVER to hit the market in Darien.  If you read this blog regularly then you will probably understand this house sits in rare company in our minds. It’s a house that simply brings pleasure to show, and I am certain will bring pleasure to live in! It is back on again (owner took it off the last time), asking $3,795,000. Offered by Maggie Marchese at Kelly Associates. (TEMPORARILY OFF MARKET)


No need to go on again about this gem. This picture says 1000 words. If you would like to see it, we would love to show it to you.


7 North Road, WOWOWOWZA!  What a house.  It goes without saying the location is fabulous, but, more importantly, it has a great feeling on the inside.  It feels lived in and comfortable, unpretentious yet super cool.  The views from all sides of the house will knock your socks off.  Even the howling wind on this freezing day (3/13/14) warmed my heart! The best part is the “Surf Shack” or “boat house” where summer days will spent sunning on the deck and jumping off the dock.  A must see if you are “surfing” in this price range.  Asking price $5,250,000. Offered by Doug Milne at Kelly Associates. (SOLD at $4,908,500 – 7/14)


Nothing like waterfront on Butler’s Island



Photographs never do enough. This is a fabulous and relaxing room off the kitchen. Keeping it Real!


Dare I say a fabulous kitchen!


A gorgeous spot at the bottom of Tokeneke.


Half way through March and we are starting to see signs of a Spring market. Better late than never!  Inventory is moving fast in certain price ranges ( Linden, Briar Brae) so if you are interested in looking at what is out there, we would love to show you.




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


New to the market…slowly but surely!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

As we plod through this month of snow and ice, a few brave souls have taken the plunge and listed their homes.  We thank them!  Now it will be a race to see who can actually get their buyers to look at real estate in this weather! If there are any motivated buyers out there this week, here are a few new listings.  There were actually only four new listings but they covered the spectrum of price points in our market.

For the newest Captain of Industry!

For the newest Captain of Industry! Staff not included.

455 Mansfield, a six bedroom, eight and a half bath, five car garage, brick “georgian” manse came on the market (not to be out paced by all the snow that fell).  It looms large on Mansfield, certainly one of Darien’s loveliest “avenues”. It has a sweet pool and pool house that is coming in a close second to the house itself. Built in 2000 by the well known builder Girouard Associates, there is no “little piggy” that will blow this down!  Asking $5,250,000 offered through Kelly Associates by Doug Milne and Sheree Frank.

No, you will not have drinks wtih JR or even Crystal Carrington, but yes you will have a "rockin' party here"!

No, you will not have drinks with Crystal Carrington, but you will have a fabulous party here”!


Love the feeling of being on “a campus”. Everything you need is at your finger tips. Someone is going to have a field day choosing patio furniture!


Next, there is the house at 32 Old Oak Road that Jane Glassmeyer at Halstead  had on last Spring.  It’s back on the market asking $2,595,000. It has a big nice kitchen, lots of huge bedrooms and is what everyone calls “done“.  If you are looking for something that sits privately on a cul de sac, and want to be up in the northern part of Darien, this could be your ticket!   Can’t show you a photo but call us if you would like to find out more on this property.

Then there is 30 Maple.


Mucho Charm here at 30 Maple.

It’s always had that “je ne sais quoi” about it.  It’s a house I always turn to look at as I drive by. It was built in 1875 and has some interesting architectural detail.  I think this is a real diamond in the rough, but apparently it is not so rough! I hear that it is in good shape with new electric, HVAC,  new insulation, as well as landscaping.  Sadly the snow prevents us from getting excited about the landscaping but with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, and about 3000 square feet this house is very interesting. Darien is running out of space. Good space with good bones is not easy to come by with an asking price of $1,275,000.  Offered by Gail Ord through Coldwell Banker/Darien.  Nice! (SOLD)

Can't argue that a big old fireplace like this isn't a selling point.

Can’t argue that a big old fireplace like this isn’t a selling point. Beautiful furniture and fabric is all you need. And sconces.


And lastly, there is 33 Fairview, listed by Deirdre McGovern at William Raveis/Darien.  Asking $1,399,999 this four bedroom, two and a half bath house is close to town, on a popular street that has seen some good real estate action in the last year.  So, don’t wait to see this if you are looking in this price range.  It won’t last! (SOLD)


Classic Connecticut Garrison Colonial. Seems to be a “no brainer” for many!


If you are not away for Spring break and you would like to go out and see some real estate this week, call us!  We are here.








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