Maryann Ross Levanti's Blog

Posted on 01/22/2023
Should You Add a Walk-In Closet?
Walk-in closets continue to be a popular trend for home upgrades and renovations. They can be an excellent addition to your lifestyle and a significant selling point for potential homebuyers. However, when determining whether adding a walk-in closet is the best idea, there are many things to consider. Here are the key advantages and disadvantages of walk-in closets...
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Posted on 01/19/2023
4 Coach Lane, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
A new construction home on one of the few real neighborhoods in town - not a cul de sac - a neighborhood - where streets intermingle with each other and you always see people walking their dogs or riding bicycles or out for a morning jog. 111 homes are in this confluence of Cob, Punch Bowl, Bushy Ridge, Gault Park, Hockanum, The Glen, Onion Hill, Bittersweet and Coach, meaning you always have neighbors. But with the majority of homes having an acre of land; you also have privacy. The perfect balance!! This is the latest offering from multiple HOBI award winning builder, CCO Habitats, and as always, it's a bit different, a bit unique. ...
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Posted on 01/15/2023
4 Tips for hosting a dinner party
Hosting a dinner party can be as malleable a process as you...
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Posted on 01/08/2023
Interior design concepts: Symmetrical & asymmetrical design explained
Symmetrical balance is a crucial part of interior design. The arrangement of furnishings and decorative pieces in a space can have a profound effect on the overall aesthetic, regardless of the style of the room. To help you achieve a symmetrical or asymmetrical balance in your home decorating, here is a simple guide to the basics: Symmetrical balance...
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Posted on 01/01/2023
DIY Living room decor to enhance your space
If you want to refresh your living room design without...
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Posted on 12/25/2022
Mistakes to avoid as a first-time homeowner
Becoming a first-time homeowner is challenging yet...
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Posted on 12/22/2022
Another Property Sold - 8 Mayflower Parkway, Westport, CT 06880
F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald may not have visited for cocktails when they lived down the road, but if they could; they certainly would now! Restored to its 1920s glory by multiple HOBI award winning builder CCO Habitats; this home will make you smile. Hearkening back to the roaring twenties, we have kept the charm, the whimsy, the jazz age feel, but updated the home to today's luxury living standards & beyond. If you're looking for a typical new construction home; this is not for you. If you're looking for unique and eclectic; this could well be your dream home. Simply imagine a vintage beach cottage in the Hamptons. The flow makes...
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Posted on 12/20/2022
Another Property Sold - 71 Sweetbrier Trail, Easton, CT 06612
Discover wonderful Easton Connecticut! Described by the NY Times as "the black pearl of Fairfield County", this bucolic town conjures up dreamy images of paintings by Constable with its farms and landscapes, antique homes, stone walls, winding roads & mature trees. Add to that the commutability to Stamford, New Haven, and NYC & it's a lifestyle choice that works well in our new era of balanced living. Sweetbrier Trail is part of a lovely neighborhood with wide flat roads for biking, hiking & walking & this home backs up to open space giving you even more opportunities to enjoy nature. Just down the road is the best apple...
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Posted on 12/18/2022
Sweat Equity: What It Is and Why You Should Care
When you start talking about what you can do to improve your property value, you may start seeing dollar signs. As the old saying goes, it takes money to make money. However, it doesn't have to be this way regarding your home. Did you know you can boost your home's value simply by putting in some hard work...
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Posted on 12/11/2022
Backyard Party: 3 Low-to-No-Contact Games for Your Outdoor Gathering
Have you ever gotten together with friends or family only to realize you don’t know what activities to engage in? Maybe you have a great outdoor space that’s primed and ready, but you just don’t know how to incorporate playful activities into it. Fret not. Here are 3 easygoing and low-to-no-contact games for you and your guests. Kickball...
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Posted on 12/04/2022
How to choose the best homeowners insurance
Choosing the best homeowners insurance can seem like a...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
Brighten any room with these 3 dark room ideas
Light can bring depth, ambience and comfort to any room. Brighter rooms can lend to a plethora of innovative design ideas and tend to liven the mood among house members. However, many homeowners worry that they’ll need to add windows, light fixtures or other intrusive methods of light to their dark rooms to get an ounce of extra...
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