The home for sale at 6 Davenport Drive in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Stamford’s 6 Davenport Drive

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In today’s edition of the Advocate, we have a piece about the real estate brokerages with the most listings in town. For the story, we toured a home at 6 Davenport Drive in Stamford along with Raveis agent Steve Anastos. From today’s story: Anastos’s listing at 6 Davenport Drive, part of the Davenport Association, is […] [Read More]
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Renee Zellweger re-lists Connecticut house

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A farmhouse on 37 acres in Pomfret, Connecticut just listed for $1.6 million. And while that in itself isn’t huge news, Curbed is reporting that the home is owned by Bridget Jones actress Renee Zellweger. Check out what they’ve got to say about the property: Actress Renée Zellweger’s three-story Colonial farm estate in Pomfret, Conn., is officially back […] [Read More]
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Ron Howard’s Conyers Farm estate sells for $27.5M

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Academy Award-winning producer and director Ron Howard has sold his estate on Converse Lake in the Conyers Farm community for $27.5 million, according to the Wall Street Journal and a post on the Fieldstone Group of Sotheby’s International Realty Facebook page. The backcountry estate spans the border of Greenwich and Armonk, N.Y. For a couple […] [Read More]
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Randy Salvatore is the founder and owner of RMS Companies, which is working on one of its newest buildings, a 58-unit apartment building at 750 Summer Street in Stamford, Conn. Photographed on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Photo: Jason Rearick

Rent prices rising faster than home asking prices in Fairfield County

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A new report by the real estate website Trulia shows that nationally, rents are up 5.5 percent this year over last. On that national level, rents are going up slower than asking prices for buying homes, which rose by 8.1 percent year-over-year between June 2013 and June 2014. But here in southwestern Connecticut, the story […] [Read More]
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This photo provided in 2010 by Barbara Cleary's Realty Guild shows the estate of Huguette Clark in New Canaan that had never been occupied by the copper heiress.

Report: Home sale numbers down, prices up in lower Fairfield County

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New Canaan-based Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild released a report detailing the ways of the real estate market during the first six months of 2014, showing that the number of homes sold in lower Fairfield County is down from 2013, while the prices have mostly inched upward. The report lists the $14.3 million Huguette Clark property […] [Read More]
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The home at 614 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, designed by Edward Durell Stone, is on the market for $ 2million.

Midcentury modern in Darien on market for $2 million

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A four-bedroom midcentury modern in Darien, built by the architect responsible for American landmarks like the Museum of Modern Art and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts down in Washington, D.C., is on the market, asking $2,050,000 for the chance to nab a piece of architectural history. Designed in 1936 by Edward […] [Read More]
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The home at 209 Long Neck Point. Photo used with permission from Halstead Property.

Long Neck Point mansion lists for $12.5 million

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A 148-year-old mansion on Darien’s Long Neck Point listed late last week, asking $12.5 million for the chance to live the high life on one of the state’s most sought after peninsulas. With 207 feet of direct waterfront and private beach, the home is a rarity these days. And while it can be seen clearly […] [Read More]
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The Glass House: ‘Clumsily-detailed?’

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The folks over at Curbed put together a list of ’10 unabashedly harsh critiques of very famous buildings,’ including one not-so-nice description of New Canaan’s Glass House. Check out this screen grab from their post: Burn. The critique comes from a former New York Times critic Nicolai Ouroussof, who wrote that Architect Philip Johnson’s “vision lacked […] [Read More]
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