Serena & Lily collection for the spring/summer season
Home + Real Estate
Making over the kids’ quarters while they’re at summer camp
Talking pests and peace of mind with Jim McHale of JP McHale Pest Management, Inc.
Outdoor safety tips and tricks from Douglas McHale of JP McHale Pest Management
Bring spring cleaning to the next level with an organized closet
4 interior decorating pros at Sconset Square make the most of change
No one girl, no one “it” color
Designing for a room for older kids means using playful and vibrant colors
Laundry Tips and More from Fabricare Cleaners
Luxury Gift Guide
Luxury Gift Guide
A new home management service takes the guesswork out of scheduling maintenance and repairs
Designer lines at RH
Small spaces shipped to your door
Home security is a growing concern. Is your property prepared?
Potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler gets personal about design
From travel tips to organic pest treatments, insider tips to debug your life
Pool Installation 101 from Roger Haggerty of Haggerty Pools
Design decisions for displaying your favorite treasures at home
Refresh your home at the Lillian August Epic Sale
Welcome summer with colorful pops
Prepping for spring with Jim McHale of JP McHale Pest Management
Peek inside a Westport waterfront estate—and have fun, do good
Six steps to creating your own organic vegetable garden
Modern and antique tranquility at the interior design studio Swoon
Stylish and bright ideas to banish the dark days of winter
Here’s how to remake your home—room by room—without breaking your budget, or spirit
Bring the party to the patio
The art of empire building at William Raveis with a new book, transition and expansion
Houses for sale in Westport CT for $3,250,000
A few great ideas that are both practical and easy to do this season
Tips on transitioning from outdoor living to indoor gatherings
Imagination and a great design team uncover a secluded estate’s potential
Reflective Estate What’s summer without a pool nearby? And if that pool were as near as the back patio, one would never have to leave home for vacation. This property, with vanishing-edge pool and expanding views of Southport Harbor and the Sound beyond, is all about lifestyle, notes listing broker Michelle Genovesi of Michelle & Company, part of William Raveis Real Estate. “Pools contribute to a lifestyle that is sophisticated yet tranquil,” she says. The pool comes with a 16-room, 11,100-square-foot, Arts & Crafts–style house on 2.38 acres. It’s listed at $5.998 m. Mojitos by istockphoto.com / © OlgaMiltsova Bright Idea! Pool and patio parties are all the more enjoyable when catered, allowing you to be the guest at your own event. This summer, Marcia Selden of Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning is lighting up the days and nights with mango and watermelon margaritas, caipirinhas and mojitos, mini tacos and small entrée plates, burger stations and Texas barbecue. “These foods and drinks bring color and life to a pool party,” she says. “They bring happiness!” 203-353-8000; marciaselden.com Have a Seat Classic outdoor furniture can be found at Terrain, the gorgeous, new garden and home-décor center in Westport. Sets such […]
The house at the top of Old Hill vies for the honor of being recognized as one of the oldest in Westport. The restorers preferred to focus on the home’s unique view of the town’s history. And the current owners enjoy designing for today’s lifestyle.
The Peaceful Gardens of a Greenfield Hill Estate
Westport’s green village initiative hopes planting seeds will change lives
Spring marks new beginnings—including the annual run-up to the most active time for the real estate market. Typically, that is. The last couple of years had us all hunkered down, watching and waiting for signs of growth. This year we sent out writer C. J. Hughes to explore the local residential and commercial landscape, to gather facts and figures, and to check in with industry pros for their opinions. Here is his report on the health of our markets in 2011. Residential Westport’s market firms up, though soft spots linger Real estate, like football, can be a game of inches. At least, that’s the current sentiment among many in the real estate community in Westport, where the housing market appears to be staging an incremental yet steady recovery back from the depths of the recession. True, in his revaluation last year, town assessor Paul Friia found that most homes were off 13 percent since 2005, and many real estate brokers say that not only could the losses be higher on homes bought in 2007, any shortfalls may not be overcome for years. Yet 2010 still offered promising signs, say brokers, even if they can sound a bit Pollyannaish. For one, […]
A Westport couple mixes influences to design a dream home
A fashion designer’s waterfront home is renovated with an eye on meaningful simplicity.
A Greenfield Hill garden is reclaimed from the ravages of time and restored to grandeur.
A Westport home expands in size, yet retains its cozy
Cape Cod-style quaintness.
Where’s the market headed? We all know what we’re hoping for—here’s what the stats say.
We all have serious questions. The experts offer their perspectives.
How a pair of real estate pros transformed a somewhat cramped cottage into an ideal waterfront home