Archives for April 2012

We all need a little extra room.

After being cooped up indoors all winter, my soul screams for fresh air, sunshine and dining under the night sky. Walking outside with a cup of coffee and settling into a cushioned seat to enjoy the early morning quiet, or sitting around a dining table under a wisteria laden pergola with a few good friends,… Read More

Down the Garden Path in New Canaan

Good landscape design is not just about plants. What makes a garden beautiful and memorable is a sense of mystery. Nothing does that better than a meandering path. It hints at the unknown, luring you forward and creating an atmosphere of serenity and reflection. You’ve done it yourself; walked a lawn or meadow and you see a path, around… Read More

A Love Affair with a New Canaan Porch

The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had”. While inspecting a house the other day I got to thinking about porches…I’m in love with porches. They were for rocking… Read More

Home Sweet…. Whatever

Adding an addition to my own home sent me to the internet for ideas. Typing in the words sustainability and recycling materials sent me down a few rabbit holes….see for yourself. It seems Francie Rehwald wanted a home with curvilinear, feminine shapes for a 55-acre property in the Malibu, Calif., hills that overlooks a mountain… Read More

Are The Banks Relaxing The Credit Noose?

  Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according to a recent report. One of the main reasons: loosening credit. The analytics firm notes the average credit score required to attain a mortgage loan is 700. While this is higher than scores required prior to the crisis, it is consistent  with requirements one… Read More

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