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Counter-Weighted Sash Windows

September 22nd, 2014 | Discussion: 1 Comment »

The other night I was flipping through the chapter of my Elements of Styles architectural history textbook that covers the Baroque period, which the authors define as from 1625 to 1714. I discovered that one of the innovations of that era was counter-weighted vertical sash windows, which were developed in the 1670s. Up until this […]


The No-Name Mum Farm in Ellington

September 9th, 2014 | Discussion: 2 Comments »

Last year I was showing a house in the boonies (defined by me as any place more than 30 minutes from my house) and I stumbled across a farm with acres and acres of blooming mums. It was quite a sight to see. I stopped in on my way home from the appointment and ended […]

August Contracts: Sizzling Summer Market

September 5th, 2014 | Discussion: Comments Off

The August real estate market showed an unusual level of activity. At 696 contracts, it wasn’t the most active month of the year, and in fact it merely tied the final tally for July. But it was still a busy month, and exciting for the market. Just last month we wrote… Looking ahead, August is […]

Housing at the Hartford College for Women Site

September 3rd, 2014 | Discussion: 2 Comments »

The West End Civic Association (WECA) Planning and Zoning Committee convened a meeting on the evening of August 28, 2014 to hear about a proposed redevelopment of the Hartford College for Women site. The property, bounded by Asylum Avenue, Elizabeth Street, and Girard Avenue, is a little over 10 acres and is currently owned by […]

70 Copper Beech Drive, Rocky Hill

September 2nd, 2014 | Discussion: Comments Off

This beautifully updated townhouse at The Oaks is in a quiet location, yet with convenient access to the highway. The home is 1,202 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The unit was recently tastefully remodeled and has hardwood floors, neutral colors, and new light fixtures. An oversized living room is open to the […]

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