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15 Derek Lane, Windsor

October 14th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

This Contemporary Tudor features a sunny and level lot in Windsor’s Kendrick Place community. Set slightly above the road, guests enter the home through a courtyard. Inside, the sunken living room is open to the formal dining area and the kitchen. There is a deck off the dining room overlooking the back yard. The kitchen […]

Masonic Temple Site in West Hartford

October 13th, 2014 | Discussion: No Comments »

The new owners of the Masonic Temple in West Hartford Center have knocked the building down. This is what the site looked like from the top of the Town Center Garage at the end of July – demolition appeared complete. Their vision for the site includes a new building with 21 one bedroom apartments over […]

September Contracts: On Trend

October 7th, 2014 | Discussion: Comments Off

Hartford County finished September with 629 single-family contracts, matching the deal count from 2013 almost exactly for the second month in a row. We described September of 2013 as surprisingly slow when we wrote up the recap last year, and feel the same way about the month that just ended. There seemed to be very […]

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 […]

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