Friday, July 21, 2017

East Lyme Real Estate Market Report July 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The East Lyme Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of East Lyme Median List Price, the East Lyme Zillow Home Value Index, the East Lyme Median Sales Price, and the East Lyme Zillow Rent Index.

Located just 20 minutes south of famed Mystic, Connecticut, and just two hours from New York city or Boston, MA., sits the quaint village of Niantic Connecticut

Niantic is a warm, friendly and inviting seaside village easily accessible by car, foot, boat or train. It is a wonderful place to visit, play, and live. It's a place where residents and visitors alike gather for specialty shopping, a wide-array of gourmet and eclectic dining choices, creative entertainment and arts, and water related activities within a village that has maintained its historic past.

Niantic is the only community on the Connecticut coast where the "Main Street" runs parallel to the beautiful Long Island Sound. Downtown Niantic is the traditional center of East Lyme, with a Town Hall, a non-chain specialty supermarket, a famed movie theater, various restaurants and pubs, a one-of-a-kind book store, several antique and boutique shops, and a town beach all within walking distance.

While it's a great place to spend the day, there are also a couple of great bed and breakfasts and inns to suit the out-of-town visitors. Niantic has become a tourist destination in its own right, with Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound to the south, and the Niantic River to the east.



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North Stonington Open House at 178 Wyassup Road Saturday July 22 from 1pm-3pm

If you are looking for a home for sale in North Stonington Ct then answer a few questions! Do you like the hills of Vermont and the sea breeze in Rhode Island?

Do you enjoy the vista overlooking a sea of green that turns vibrant colors in Autumn? Is your privacy important to you? If you answered yes then you will want to look at the home for sale at 178 Wyassup Road.

The house and the garage were outfitted with Cedar Impression Siding at the same time the roof was replaced in 2009.The garage has insulation and sheetrock on the walls.

What gets your attention first crossing the threshold of the front door?

Is it the cathedral ceiling

with three skylights and a ceiling fan,

Is it the brick fireplace

or the view from the living room of the hill below?

Or does the remodeled kitchen to your left command your interest,

with its stainless steel appliances,

midnight granite counters

and an island with seating for two?

The first floor has other major features,

most notably, a Master Bedroom and full bath.

The washer and dryer are located in the first floor half bath eliminating carrying the laundry up and down stairs!

Upstairs you will find two bedrooms

The other thing that you will notice available to you is the abundant closet space and the attic over the den!

which have one wall with beautiful stenciling.

The second floor has electric heat in the rooms for individual adjustment when needed.

An alcove that overlooks the living room

The basement has one finished room.

Outside there is a beautiful deck overlooking the property

The in-ground pool is next to the enclosed porch.

The pool pump was purchased in 2016.

Entering the driveway you will find a traditional New England Arbor to the left of the garage

flanked by holly bushes, Hydrangeas, Hostas, Peonies and other assorted shrubs and perennial flowers

An acre of woods buffers the property but you are close enough to hear the music from the Jonathan Edwards Winery.

If you like the feel of Vermont with the convenience of nearby Westerly and Mystic then you will want to make plans to see 178 Wyassup Road in North Stonington! Asking $400,000.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pawcatuck Neighborhoods

Pawcatuck is a village in the town of Stonington which is located in New London County on the coast bordering Rhode Island. The population was 5,624 at the 2010 census. It is located across the Pawcatuck River from Westerly Rhode Island.

The Mechanic Street Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places includes sites of shipbuilding, mills, and worker housing in a 147-acre area.

Pawcatuck includes the neighborhoods listed below:
Berry Hill
Castle Hill
Hinckley Hill
Little Narragansett Bay
Lower Pawcatuck
Oak Hill Gardens
The Highlands
Wequetequock Hill

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Stonington Real Estate Market Report July 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The Stonington Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of the median sales price for homes, the number of sales, the average price per square foot for homes, the number of homes for sale, and the average listing price of Stonington homes for sale.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pawcatuck Neighborhoods - Little Narragansett Bay

Little Narragansett Bay
is an inlet sheltered by a curving peninsula, known as Napatree Point. It is an estuary of the Pawcatuck River on the Rhode Island and Connecticut state line. It is also the site of the resort village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

Sandy Point, Elihu Island, and Barn Island are located on the bay. Sandy Point was separated by the Hurricane of 1938 from Napatree Point. It now begins about 1/4 mile east of Stonington Borough, and runs approximately 1 1/2 miles east-southeast.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mystic Real Estate Market Report July 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The Mystic Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of the median sales price for homes, the number of sales, the average price per square foot for homes, the number of homes for sale, and the average listing price of Mystic homes for sale

CNN selects Mystic as a BEST seaside escape.CNN just selected Mystic, Connecticut as one of five “Summer hideaways: Best U.S. Seaside escapes.” Very cool and we agree of course.
“Drowsy port towns aren’t trying to make it big. They’re content to sit quietly idle without the throngs of trend-seekers in search of a place to deem the next hotspot. That’s why we like them. Seaside towns are a mainstay of the summer months….

Visit the article to see what CNN had to say about our little town and region. We’re right in there with Nantucket, Massachusetts; Ogunquit, Maine; Watch Hill, RI (our beautiful neighbor); and Pacific Grove, California

Mystic neighborhoods include Pequotsepos, Old Mystic, Greenmanville, Downtown Mystic and Masons Island.


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Waterford Neighborhoods - Graniteville

"Ranged along Rope Ferry Road (Route 156) in Waterford are a group of 31 houses and other buildings, predominantly plainly detailed and mid-19th century in origin. Nearly all the buildings were at one time associated with granite quarrying, formerly a major industry in Waterford. Since at least the 1860s the settlement has been known as "Graniteville, an appellation that also was applied to the residence of quarry-owner John B. Palmer. In addition to residential buildings, the Graniteville Historic District includes the ca.1878 two-room Graniteville School and three barns, including a simple small board-sided barn with an unusual stone end and a Gothic Revival-detailed barn with a cupola.

Most of the buildings are plain structures with little in the way of decorative architectural detail. Some date from ca.1800, before the granite industry took hold, and exhibit the three- or five-bay broad-side facade, center-chimney form common in vernacular New England architecture as far back as the Colonial period. The mid-19th century buildings mostly have their gable ends facing the road, and many of those also have little architectural embellishment. Others exhibit Greek Revival elements such as pilaster-and-lintel entrance treatments, full cornice returns, and corner pilasters. Two features normally associated with earlier Federal style architecture persisted in the gables of Waterford's Greek Revival period houses: fanlights and three-part windows simplified from the arched Palladian window. One house has exceptionally intricate porch detail of the type commonly referred to as Carpenter Gothic."

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