Nearby Apple Picking

Nearby Apple Picking

Pillow Talk from The Stanton House Inn

I’m going to cow to the demands of guests visiting us here at the Stanton House Inn and admit that yes, there are a lot of opportunities to pick apples here in Connecticut. I admit I’ve done it more than a few times, and it is a pleasant way to spend an Autumn afternoon here in Connecticut.

Get ready to be sick and tired of apples after eating and buying as many as you can. Find someone handy or a hipster to make apple sauce for you. Courtesy: Lake Lou/Flickr Get ready to be sick and tired of apples after eating and buying as many as you can. Find someone handy or a hipster to make apple sauce for you.
Courtesy: Lake Lou/Flickr

I must warn you, however, that like maple syrup tapping, it’s a bit of a drive from Greenwich. Most of the land down this way has been turned into expensive mansions, so you need to drive a ways from our environs.

But the farther you go, the less crowded the farms become. It’s great for the farmers to have their…

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27th Annual Puttin’ on the Dog Fundraiser this Sunday, Sept 21st

podsadThis Sunday, September 21st, join Adopt-A-Dog for their 27th Annual Puttin’ on the Dog Festival of Fun. Roger Sherman Baldwin Park once again will host this popular day of fun, music, competitions, demonstrations and activities for dogs, their families and pet lovers.

Adopt-A-Dog’s mission is to find safe, permanent and loving homes for companion animals, while enhancing their lives as well as the people who benefit from them. We also provide life-time shelter to those animals least likely to be adopted.


Adam Richman Talks with OmNomCT ’bout Burgers, NYC, the Greenwich Wine & Food Fest + more!


We’ve come across plenty of people in the food world who amaze us. Chefs whose culinary creativity blow our minds, oenophiles whose brains are virtually wine encyclopedias, brewers that can taste the slightest variation in their brews, and people who can give you a killer restaurant recommendation (with corresponding menu item) to any city in the whole frickin United States in less than 3 seconds flat. That last one describes the one, the only, Adam Richman. In terms of knowing all the great spots to eat across America, he’s a legend. From taking down legendary meals in Man vs. Food, to searching for the best sandwiches in Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America, to traveling across the country to find the best grub in The Traveler’s Guide to Life, it’s tough to find a more knowledgable dude.

Now, while we’re sure you all know Adam from one of those shows, or maybe even his new…

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Changes to the Lewis Report

8120886477_d816d378e0_zAfter over ten years of providing the Lewis Report weekly, I have now been told by the Greenwich MLS that I can no longer provide the complete report publicly on my  website. However, most of the information is still available to my clients and potential clients, so please email me for a copy of the complete report.

A summary of this week’s report can be found at

The Lewis Report is a weekly report of most recent residential real estate statistics and sales activity in Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob and Greenwich Connecticut provided by Kaye Lewis at Coldwell Banker Previews International. For more information on any of these homes, call or email Kaye today!

Ticket Giveaway for Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2014!


Greenwich Wine & Food Festival Collage 2013What, you’ve been slacking on getting your tickets to theGreenwich Wine & Food Festival?  Well, for once being lazy might work to your advantage because we’re giving away TWO General Admission tickets for Saturday’s events on 9/27 ($270 value).  All you need to do is check out our linked Facebook post and tag the person who you want to take with you.  That’s it…that easy, that simple.  The contest starts now and goes until 9/19/14 at 5 pm.  At that time we’ll mention the winner with a comment and have you get in touch with us…so keep your eyes out.

Now, here are all the things that you’ll get if you win tix:

  • Gourmet tastings from the GW&F Culinary Village that include a massive amount of Fairfield and Westchester County’s best restaurants
  • Wine, beer, cocktail, and spirits tastings throughout the day (plus meet Kathie Lee Gifford and try her

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Top 5 Greenwich Home Sales in August 2014

217 Taconic

Sold for $13,000,000
217 Taconic Road, Greenwich, CT
North of the Parkway
7 Bedrooms/7.4 Baths
17,760 Square Feet
Heated Pool & Tennis Court

70 Oneida new
Sold for $10,550,000
70 Oneida Drive, Greenwich, CT
Indian Harbor Association
4 Bedrooms/4.3 Baths
6,816 Square Feet
Long Island Sound Waterfront

32 MeadowcroftSold for $9,200,000
32 Meadowcroft Lane, Greenwich, CT
South of the Parkway
7 Bedrooms/7.2 Baths
13,527 Square Feet
Heated Pool & Basketball/Squash Court

23 HendrieSold for $9,000,000
23 Hendrie Extension, Old Greenwich, CT
Waterfront on Greenwich Cove
6 Bedrooms/6.2 Baths
7,157 Square Feet
Private Dock and Heated Pool

247 Byram ShoreSold for $7,100,000
247 Byram Shore Road, Greenwich, CT
Waterfront in Byram
6 Bedrooms/6.1 Baths
7,190 Square Feet
Private Dock and Heated Pool

Public Open Houses – Sunday, September 7th

Old Greenwich Real EstateSunday, September 7 – 12:00 – 2:00 PM
5 Grimes Road, Old Greenwich, CT
Listed at $3,995,000

Enjoy an idyllic lifestyle in Shorelands, a private waterfront association in Old Greenwich with its own beach and dock. Watch the sunsets over the water from the expansive deck of this sophisticated 4 bedroom home. Turnkey condition with recent gourmet kitchen, baths and landscaping. This direct waterfront home features an open floor plan with traditional finishes, and offers a luxurious master suite with a private balcony overlooking the water. Oversized lot allows for 5000+ square feet per owner. A home with great character in a top location, with no history of storm damage. Walk to schools, village shops and train, and bike to Greenwich Point.


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Sunday, September 7- 1:00 – 3:00 PM
5 Sylvan Lane, Old Greenwich, CT
Listed at $3,000,000

Situated in a private waterfront association with deeded access to Long Island Sound, this gracious 4600+ SF pre-war colonial has been beautifully updated in 2014. The home features a country kitchen with island, an adjacent breakfast room with mudroom, living room with fireplace, and a bright family room with skylights and a wet bar. The family room and dining room overlook the heated pool and stone terraces with an outdoor gas grill, making the backyard perfect for outdoor entertaining. The master suite has a sitting area, now being used as an office. The finished lower level with a sauna and full bath complete this classic home.

Greenwich Homes for SaleSunday, September 7 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM
167 Fox Ridge Road, Stamford, CT
Listed at $700,000

Easy living! A sunny and inviting home enjoys tremendous privacy, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath Ranch with a finished walk out lower level. Spacious living room with vaulted ceiling has fireplace and wood floors. Formal dining room has built-in corner cabinets. Updated kitchen with SS appliances features wood floors, breakfast nook and adjacent family room. Master suite has French doors leading to heated in-ground pool. LL playroom with fireplace and sliders to yard, powder room and ample room for workshop or hobby room. A very special home surrounded by conservation land insuring privacy.

Greenwich Real EstateSunday, September 7th – 12:00 – 2:00 PM
138 North Water Street, Greenwich, CT
Listed at $510,000

Tastefully renovated in 2004, this charming colonial with wood floors offers a flexible floor plan on three levels, including the finished walkout lower level with fireplace. Luxurious master suite with luxury bath and laundry room. Custom closets throughout and walk-up attic provide excellent storage or expansion opportunity. Large deck overlooking the Byram River and fully fenced yard. Less than a mile from Metro-North station, shopping, restaurants and much more. Enjoy the garden or launch your kayak from the backyard—A great condo alternative!

For more information on any of these listings, please visit