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The Hillsdale Family That Put A Man On The Moon

Sometimes a topic for a blog post comes to us through sheer luck. This happened recently, when we received an inquiry from Lance Fromm, an Andover, MA antiques dealer.

“Hello … I have come across a walking-stick with a silver engraved cap on top that reads ‘J. B. Collin Hillsdale NY.’ A Google search […]

By |2022-01-26T13:48:12-05:00January 26th, 2022|History|

Antique Colonial in Lakeville


441 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, CT 06039

Antique Colonial
4 bedroom
1.5 bathroom
0.51 Acres
1,344 SQ FT
MLS # 170446837
PRICE: $299,900
Well maintained four bedroom home with nice yard and paved driveway. First floor bedroom, large dining area, kitchen, living room and half bath. 2nd floor includes three bedrooms and a full bath. Large covered deck overlooks spacious […]
By |2022-01-10T18:05:56-05:00January 10th, 2022|Deal of the Week|

This Really is a Love Song

“One of my first memories was being in my father’s studio – music playing – him working on a large canvas.” Bruce Smith has fond memories of his childhood, underscored by the experience of being the son of widely celebrated abstract painter Hassell Smith who, himself, was quoted as saying “I am concerned I’m bringing […]

By |2022-01-10T09:49:07-05:00December 28th, 2021|Featured Artist|

Hillsdale Postcards

We recently discovered that Hillsdale shopkeeper Matthew White has assembled one of the most complete collections of late 19th and early 20th century Hillsdale postcards. It gave us the idea for this blog post. And, as often happens, researching the topic led us to explore the history of a humble item that turns out to […]

By |2021-12-27T11:31:21-05:00December 27th, 2021|History|

Sharon Privacy with Pool

Sharon Privacy with Pool Beautifully sited among stone perennial gardens, this private homestead on 12.52 acres offers an In-Ground Pool and incredible Privacy abutting Audubon Society Protected land in Sharon, CT. A spacious first-floor layout is thoughtfully oriented to enjoy the ease of indoor-outdoor living with the Great Room, Kitchen, and Dining areas all […]

By |2021-12-06T13:56:04-05:00December 6th, 2021|Deal of the Week|

The Triumph of Tradition

We are, at the core, a nostalgic lot. Through pandemics, wars and recessions, we have remained a culture that revels in traditions and ceremonies. We find some sort of resolution in repeating the symbolic dances of the end of the year.

Pumpkins carved at Halloween perched on the […]

By |2021-12-08T12:24:23-05:00November 29th, 2021|Featured Article|

Living at the Edge

“My father was a blacksmith and a carpenter. I learned at his side.”

Chelsea Miller is looking at an elegant carving knife of her own creation, remembering how she moved from New York actor to celebrated creator of highly sought after knives all within the sphere of family influences and support. As she so succinctly sets […]

By |2021-12-09T12:43:18-05:00November 29th, 2021|Featured Artist|

Canaan Mountain Scenery


176 Lower Road, East Canaan, CT 06024

Colonial
5 bedroom
2 bathroom
2.07 Acres
2,088 SQ FT
MLS # 170441326
PRICE: $579,000
Enjoy beautiful view of Canaan Mountain from this renovated circa 1825 home with new 56×56 insulated workshop. This 5 bedroom home sits on two nicely landscaped acres. Many newer upgrades include septic, roof, furnace, decking, water tank, appliances […]
By |2021-11-22T11:28:08-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Deal of the Week|
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