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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This home at 45 Dolphin Cove Quay recently listed, asking $3,995,000.

Vineyard Vines owner selling Dolphin Cove home

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Ian Murray, the Stamford-based businessman who created Vineyard Vines with his brother Shep back in the late 1990s, is one of the latest to list a home in Dolphin Cove, a seaside pocket of Stamford that’s been having a moment recently. Filled with pops of pattern worthy of one of VV’s signature ties, and splashes […] [Read More]

Shippan mansion hits market, asking $5 million

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Check out this mansion that just hit the market on Ocean Drive West, asking $4.995 million for the chance to fall asleep to views of the Long Island Sound. Fully renovated and restored in 2012, the listing boasts that the home “is a perfect combination of European lux & sophisticated metropolitan chic with whimsical touches […] [Read More]
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Huguette Clark’s treasures up for auction

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A rare Stradivarius violin worth about $7.5 million, an 18th century clock, Gilded Age furnishings and a John Singer Sargent’s painting estimated to cost as much as $5 million are some of Huguette Clark’s “treasures” to go for auction June 18. All works from “An American Dynasty: The Clark Family Treasures” collection can be viewed […] [Read More]
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