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Posted on 10/04/2022
Another Property Sold - 153 Compo Road North, Westport, CT 06880
Introducing 153 Compo Road North, a rare opportunity to revive this mid-century property to one’s own tastes and desires in the ever desirable and picturesque town of Westport, Connecticut. This ranch style home sits on a half-acre corner lot, with specimen trees and plantings, and is walking distance to the center of town. This property certainly requires a significant amount of work, but with its desirable footprint, affording the opportunity to build out, up, or within, the potential is there to create an exceptional home. Located steps from the Town Farm Ball Complex, and minutes to major routes and attractions, the property is ideally...
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Posted on 10/02/2022
5 Low-Light Plants for Your Home
Plants need light to live, but some far less than others. If you want to keep houseplants in a room or home without lots of natural light, there are options that will thrive in any environment. Here are some of the best low-light-tolerant houseplants to consider: Pothos Pothos are commonly on lists of houseplants that are hard to...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Tips for Moving Long Distances
If you’re moving somewhere far away, you’ve likely chosen to downsize your belongings before you leave. However, even the bare essentials can be significantly more than you can carry in a suitcase. While airlines allow you to check multiple pieces of luggage, including storage boxes and containers, this option can be expensive and risky. If you need to...
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Posted on 09/20/2022
71 Sweetbrier Trail, Easton, CT 06612 is now new to the market!
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 award winning public school system & 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...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Recording at home vs. using a recording studio
It's possible to achieve great sounding music productions...
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Posted on 09/13/2022
8 Mayflower Parkway, Westport, CT 06880 is now new to the market!
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 09/11/2022
Add a DIY Shelf to Your Radiator
Radiator covers can be expensive and difficult to make. One of the major reasons decorating or hiding a radiator presents a problem for homeowners is not all radiators are the same dimensions. Luckily, creating a simple floating shelf is a great way to make your radiator attractive and functional no matter the size. Here's all the info you'll...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
What to consider when choosing plants for your bathroom
If you're interested in finding the best plants for your bathroom, there are several things to consider. Everything from the size, orientation and features of the room can help you determine which plants will thrive in your indoor environment. Here are some of the key things to consider when choosing plants for your bathroom: Light While many houseplants...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Design: Quick farmhouse decor basics
Farmhouse decor is a style that accentuates your living space by pulling out features such as barn doors, exposed beams and beautiful country elements, like subtle floral designs and the classic unfinished wooden table. But what other elements bring classic farmhouse decor into modern homes? How can you integrate the two? And what elements should you start with...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
The 4 Most Important Moving Supplies
To make any process more efficient, it’s important to have the right tools. For moving, whether it’s across the country or across the street, the right tools and supplies can make an enormous difference. Here are some tips for what you should have to make your move efficient and easy. Dollies There are two different types of dolly...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Home Refinance: What You Need to Know About Refinancing Your Home
Many homeowners have experienced a moment when they have wished for a lower mortgage payment. With a mortgage refinance, you could effectively lower your monthly payments. Not sure where to begin with refinancing or whether it's right for you? We've got you covered with some tips and considerations. What is Refinancing? When you refinance a mortgage, you're essentially...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
How to Grow an Areca Palm as a Houseplant
Areca palms are a common sight in outdoor spaces but also make great houseplants. They're easy to care for and can grow in your home in practically any climate as long as they get the proper care. Here are the basics of growing areca palms indoors: Lighting Needs One of the areca palm's most popular characteristics is its...
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