House and garden tour in New Fairfield


People often view a house in terms of its practicality, its size, the view it offers, or how much it costs. But rarely do they see that a house’s true value lies in the stories it holds, what it can tell you about the past and about the families that lived there.

Preserve New Fairfield will offer a chance to experience some of these stories as part of the organization’s Fourth Biennial House and Garden Tour, taking place Sunday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The tour will showcase the novelty of these hidden gems, both historic and contemporary. One stop includes the Hubbell House, one of two homes Preserve New Fairfield saved from the fate of a wrecking ball.

The self-driving tour begins at the Community Room of the Senior Center at 33 Route 37 in New Fairfield.

Tickets are $25 the day of the tour, $20 if purchased in advance at the Savings Bank of Danbury, 100 Route 37, or at the Barn Gallery, 82 Route 37. Call 203-733-7113.

Proceeds from the event will go to Preserve New Fairfield’s efforts to protect historic structures and areas of the town, in order to not only preserve the town’s history but to continue writing New Fairfield’s story.

Linda Tuccio-Koonz