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Posted on 05/26/2022
17 Mortar Rock Road, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
The minute you turn into this prestigious cul de sac off Compo Road South, you will get excited. Not only are there lovely high end homes on this street, but when you get to the end of the road and see #17 - WOW - the curb appeal of this home will make you smile. Renovated from top to bottom; just about everything is new. You pull into the cobblestone lined stone driveway and admire the freshly sodded lawn - and yes, there is an irrigation system underneath. The new 40 year Timberline and metal accent roofs make the mahogany decks pop. Just picture sitting on the front porch watching the action or on the back deck enjoying the privacy...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
How to Prepare for a Power Outage
A power outage can happen anywhere. Even if you don't live in an area prone to extreme weather or natural disasters, it's crucial to know what to do if you lose power for an extended period. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for sheltering at home without power: Get an Emergency Weather Radio Emergency weather...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How to Buy a Fixer-Upper: 3 Expert Tips
Buying a fixer-upper can be a DIY-lover's dream. A house with plenty of potential for improvements at a great price might seem tempting. However, there are some specific things to search for to make sure you find the right fixer-upper. Here are some tips for what to prioritize to have the best fixer-upper experience: Be Realistic A common...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
4 Home renovations you might want to avoid
Renovations can increase the value of your home. However, not every renovation project is a good investment. Unfortunately, many renovations can actually lower your home’s resale value and cost more than you bargained for. If you’re interested in renovating your home, make a note of these projects to avoid: Too much texture While texture on walls and ceilings...
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Posted on 05/03/2022
Another Property Sold - 9 Wakeman Road, Westport, CT 06880
When my children were young, one of the things we loved most about our home was the fact that there were two staircases. They would chase each other up the main stairs, across the hall, and back down until they collapsed in giggles. For you - maybe it will be appreciating the extra grandeur, convenience and privacy that comes with a home with two sets of stairs. Whichever it is, this 2008 colonial on a private high end cul de sac in the desirable Greens Farms section of Westport may well be that dream home you're after. This is not another boring box. Extra thoughtful custom touches are everywhere. The high end millwork, crown...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
3 Ways to Organize Your Laundry Room
If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry days easier and more efficient, organization is the best place to start. Creating storage and organizing your laundry room will help you every step of the process. Here are a few clever ideas for laundry room storage and organization to inspire you. Mounted Drying Racks Clothes that require...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
Another Property Sold - 40 Richmondville Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Walk to downtown from the latest offering from multiple HOBI award winning builder; CCO Habitats! Located directly across from The Mill; Westport's newest luxury complex that is drawing on the industrial history of the area to create a unique condominium residence. We've done the same, with a nod to Westport's past, and created a Brooklyn-esque townhouse colonial; a cityburb home. All the luxury features you want are here, including a few special surprises you haven't seen before. A large back patio acts as additional living space, while the backyard gives enough room for anyone looking for a place to put a swing set, have a game of...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
How to Display Plant Propagations
If you’re an experienced houseplant owner, you have likely tried propagating from cuttings. Many plants will grow roots if put in water, giving a trimmed off branch potential to be an entirely new plant. While it’s easy enough to use up your own drinking glasses or clear recycling for propagation, there are some trendy ways you can make...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
The Top Home Decor Trends for 2021
Home decor trends are constantly changing and evolving and many people want to keep up with the times. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to add a few new pieces to any room and quickly get on trend. If you are looking to update your home decor in 2021, you may want to consider jumping on board with a few...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
How to start a beautiful community garden
Community gardening offers a slew of benefits such as creating green space, growing fresh food and maintaining native species, to name a few. They also bring communities together and help build strong relationships with your neighbors, all while helping to keep your neighborhood looking fantastic. But how do you get started beautifying the neighborhood with a community garden?...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Home insulation: DIY tips for winterized windows
Planning for the cold weather months saves homeowners time and money. The financial savings involve reducing drafts and the energy losses, causing your bill to decline. These rank among the do-it-yourself home insulation strategies worth considering. 1: Address screen doors Many storm doors come with sliding glass panes and a screen option to allow fresh air to flow...
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Posted on 03/31/2022
9 Wakeman Road, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
When my children were young, one of the things we loved most about our home was the fact that there were two staircases. They would chase each other up the main stairs, across the hall, and back down until they collapsed in giggles. For you - maybe it will be appreciating the extra grandeur, convenience and privacy that comes with a home with two sets of stairs. Whichever it is, this 2008 colonial on a private high end cul de sac in the desirable Greens Farms section of Westport may well be that dream home you're after. This is not another boring box. Extra thoughtful custom touches are everywhere. The high end millwork, crown...
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