Kristi Vaughan | Ridgefield Real Estate, Redding Real Estate, Wilton Real Estate


Farmingville dreaming! Set on a desirable cul-de-sac in the heart of Farmingville Elementary School district & just down the road from the organic farm the Hickories, this impressive colonial is sure to please. With a flexible floor plan meeting needs now & for years ahead, this 4 bed, 3.5 bath home has something for everyone. A sun room or a toddler's playroom? A bonus room or an au-pair/ grandparents' suite w/full bath & walk-in closet? The choice is yours. The gourmet kitchen w/center island makes meal prep a snap & lets the busiest of chefs keep an eye on play areas & the backyard. An expansive deck & stone patio is perfect for entertaining. Built by well-known Ridgefield builder Michael Principi & renovated/expanded by Principi & Joe Fossi, this home has numerous conveniences & extras: built-in pantry storage; heated marble floors in the master bath; tray ceiling; closet organizers throughout; built in file-cabinet & bookshelves in the study; generator transfer switch; dry bar w/wine fridge; IPE deck; epoxy floors garage & basement; stone patios. The open & level yard offers hours of recreation (even a soccer wall) while professionally landscaped gardens & decorative stone fountain provide year-round views. Large shed for more storage. Recent updates: exterior paint (2018); interior paint (2017); hdwd foyer floor (2017); 30-year roof (2003); furnace (2006). Full basement has plenty of room for finishing, a workshop (with direct access to garage) & storage.

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30 Banks Hill Place, Ridgefield, CT 06877  

Residential
$950,000
Price
11
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Farmingville dreaming! Set on a desirable cul-de-sac in the heart of Farmingville Elementary School district & just down the road from the organic farm the Hickories, this impressive colonial is sure to please. With a flexible floor plan meeting needs now & for years ahead, this 4 bed, 3.5 bath home has something for everyone. A sun room or a toddler's playroom? A bonus room or an au-pair/ grandparents' suite w/full bath & walk-in closet? The choice is yours. The gourmet kitchen w/center island makes meal prep a snap & lets the busiest of chefs keep an eye on play areas & the backyard. An expansive deck & stone patio is perfect for entertaining. Built by well-known Ridgefield builder Michael Principi & renovated/expanded by Principi & Joe Fossi, this home has numerous conveniences & extras: built-in pantry storage; heated marble floors in the master bath; tray ceiling; closet organizers throughout; built in file-cabinet & bookshelves in the study; generator transfer switch; dry bar w/wine fridge; IPE deck; epoxy floors garage & basement; stone patios. The open & level yard offers hours of recreation (even a soccer wall) while professionally landscaped gardens & decorative stone fountain provide year-round views. Large shed for more storage. Recent updates: exterior paint (2018); interior paint (2017); hdwd foyer floor (2017); 30-year roof (2003); furnace (2006). Full basement has plenty of room for finishing, a workshop (with direct access to garage) & storage.


Did you know that your front door says a lot about you and your family’s personality? It can also affect how you feel about your home. After a long day of work, school and/or shuffling the kids around to practice what type of home would you like to come home to? Keep reading to learn what your current door says about you and which colors would better suit your family.

Blue

A blue front door represents a traditional, family-centered home. Your abode is a peaceful, serene place to return to after a day of work and feels like a place of refuge to visitors.  

Best for: South East, North facing front doors

White/Gray

A white front door represents a tidy and classic atmosphere within. Those who choose this door color are neat, minimalist and strongly value knowledge.

Best for: North West and West facing front doors

Red

A red front door can be found on a house whose inhabitants lean towards the elegant and charming. This is the home of a family that loves to entertain. Visitors will expect a vibrant, energetic, and exciting reception.

Best for: South, North East and South West facing front doors

Green

Homey and welcoming a green front door practically invites guests in itself. And when they come they’ll be ready for a social, warm home where they can be at ease.

Best for: South, East South, and South East facing front doors

Brown

A brown front door represents stability and warmth. Guests will feel like they are in a refuge from the chaotic world.

Best for: East and South East facing front doors

Yellow

Those with a yellow front door like to stand out from the crowd, but still, like to be a part of it. Always cheerful and happy go lucky visitors will never leave your home without a smile on their face.  

Best for: North East, North West, South and South West facing front doors

Pink

A pink front door is for hopeless romantics. Sophisticated yet eccentric the family in this home has big hearts and is always there with a tissue for a friend who is feeling down.

Best for: South, North East and South West facing front doors

Black

If black is your color of choice for your front door you’re calendar is packed with people to see and places to be. Chic and world wise you are always the center of a riveting conversation.

Best for: South East and North facing front doors

Turquoise

Laid back and relaxed is the name of the game for a family with this color for their front door. When inside their home you never feel as if you need a vacation from life.

Best for: North facing front doors

Orange

An orange front door isn’t for just anyone. This home is modern, sleek, and curated. Guests love visiting because of this family’s spontaneous nature.

Best for: South, North East and South West facing front doors

Whether you opt for a more classic color and a more offbeat one, the front door to your home is the first impression friends, family and neighbors have of your new home. Choosing a color, whether classic or quirky, that best aligns with the message you want to give to new visitors and the overall ambiance you want to create will guarantee a unique reception to your home.


Ego, Latin for “I,” in other words, self. The part that makes up your psyche, or how you see yourself. It is that sense of who you are that you carry through your life. History has long wondered if ego is an ingrained part of your DNA; something you are born with. There is a general regard today; however that your environment has a tremendous amount of influence on your self-image or self-esteem. What you think of yourself and how you relate to the world around you, have everything to do with your ego. 

Your Place in This World

The environment you lived in while you were young, dependent on others to provide for you the basics for a living was not in your control. The home you lived in, the clothes you wore and even the school and activities you were involved in were, for the most part, dictated to you. Often those circumstances provided you with a sense of who was, good or bad. You may have developed a healthy self-image that afforded you the skills and abilities to take on challenges and problem solve with little effort. Or you may have experienced adverse situations that left you with a feeling of lack and insecurities. What you carry into your life as an adult can significantly influence your life decisions. 

Carve Out Your Own Place

As you move out into the world and more of your decisions rest only on you to make, the crossroads of how you see yourself appears. Here is where you choose to allow your current self-image to continue to be shaped and molded by your past. Or, you can recognize the opportunity to become the most significant influence in your own life. Who you surround yourself with can help or hurt you in this process. Be aware of how others influence your self-esteem. What you watch and listen to has a tremendous effect on how you process information, form opinions and express emotions. As the old computer saying goes “garbage in, garbage out.” You determine what’s garbage, based on what outcome you desire. You want a healthy, positive ego; then be aware of what gives you positive mental information, thoughts, and emotions. 

This week make a point to spend some time with someone who brings out the best of you


Hiring an interior designer is a great way to create a chic, stylish home that matches your families’ personality and unique needs. You won’t need to worry about shopping for new pieces to complete a look and worry that it will look out of place. Because don’t we all?

Decorating can be fun. But creating a cohesive look isn’t easy and it’s certainly not everyone’s talent. How many times have you brought a new piece of decor home only to realize there’ something about that just isn’t quite right?

Hiring an interior designer is a great way to skip past awkward trial and error growing pains in a room you love.

Here’s what you need to know about hiring an interior designer:

Know your budget. You will need not only need to plan for your designers time and expertise but also for the decor they have chosen for you. You’ll also want to know how they source their furniture selections. Aka are they choosing pricey one of a kind custom pieces? Know what your preferred designers pay structure is and if you’ll need to invest upfront or make payments throughout your time together.

What services are you expecting to receive? Not all designers work in the same way or offer the same services. And not everyone expects the same services either! Decide if you would like a consultation, design concepts drawn up or for them to manage the project from beginning to end. Think of it this way - how much time do you want to personally spend on this project?

Take time going over different designer’s portfolios to get a feel for their style. You should work with a designer whose style jives with your own. So with that said, you should have a good idea of your own style and that of your household. You might be fine with mid-century modern furniture, but maybe your partner can’t stand it.

Have a Pinterest board of your inspiration ready to share with your designer. Even if you don’t see a cohesive theme across your board, a designer will. Which is why you are hiring them! While it is possible to be all over the place, if you the pins you’ve chosen intuitively feel good together you are probably on to something!

Communicate openly about what current pieces in your home are important to you. What has to stay, no question? And what are you willing to part ways with? This is really important to know ahead of time. You don’t want to realize your favorite piece is missing from the blueprint while your designer is presenting it. Instead, be upfront about it and your designer can work the whole room around that item.




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