Wallingford Real Estate News

May 7, 2017

Step Into Mark Twain’s Shoes On Connecticut Real Estate

Get a glimpse of how Samuel Clemens lived on Connecticut real estate. Living History Tours at the Mark Twain House tell the tale of one of America’s greatest literary masters. A new twist on classic tours, guests are able to select someone in Samuel Clemens life to show off his home. Tours run daily and last a little over an hour. With three stories and 25 bedrooms there is quite a bit of house to go through. Guests step into the Library where stories were told, poetry read, and new projects announced. In the Victorian Conservatory plants flourished. Three daughters of the house affectionately called this room “The Jungle”. The trio spent lots of time in the Schoolroom and Nursery. Samuel Clemens' domain was the Billiard Room. Here he entertained his closest friends and kept his office.

Garbed in period dress, realistic household figures lead guests through Clemens' Connecticut property. Participants can select from a number of personalities. The newest addition to the cast of characters is daughter Susy Clemens. As the oldest girl, she knows plenty of stories about her parents and their friends. Samuel’s wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens proudly displays her home. Intimate decorating details are described and her love for the building easily comes through.

Secrets Are Revealed On Connecticut Property

Servants may be seen and not heard, and that’s how they get all the dirt. Lizzy Wells was hired as a house maid when she was just a girl. There’s no end to the secrets she’s uncovered and she’s more than happy to share. All her gossip is actually factual and told with a wink and smile. The butler runs the home and George Griffin was the man in charge. With 17 years of service under his belt he’s sure to know a thing or two. The Irish coachman, Patrick McAleer was Clemens’ highest paid servant. His dedication to his boss was absolute and so was his knowledge of intimate doings.

This magnificent representation of Victorian Connecticut real estate is simply amazing. Details in design were enhanced by Tiffany touches. Sophistication and elegance are seen throughout. Schedule a tour today. Those not sure which character they want to lead them can view a sample of the tour here. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 860.247.0998.

 

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May 6, 2017

Discoveries Are Uncovered On Wallingford Property

Wallingford property is filled with treasures waiting to be uncovered. New England bargain hunters find what they are looking for at the Redwood Country Flea Market. Held each weekend from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. plenty will shop until they drop.

The aisles are filled with seemingly limitless finds. Antiques are quaint and often one of a kind. Collectibles and knick knacks bring quick smiles to faces. Handcrafted items are lovingly displayed alongside artwork and jewelry. Vibrant flowers add a bit of color to Wallingford homes, so be sure to select a bouquet or two.

Families From Wallingford Homes Shop Locally

Multi-tasking is also easy at the flea market. Grocery shopping is in the bag with a variety of fruits, vegetables, and hand baked goods available for sale. Frequenting the market is a great way to support local businesses while receiving farm to table freshness. When strolling about the booths stir up hunger, an onsite restaurant is ready to serve.

Located at 170 S. Turnpike, the market is conveniently close to Wallingford property homes. Free parking is accessible across from the entrance. Open year round, the Redwood Country Flea Market has set up shop for over four decades. Spend some time outdoors and come see what you can uncover this weekend.

 

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May 5, 2017

Splash Around On New Haven Real Estate

Families love to spend time together on New Haven real estate. A favorite destination is Lighthouse Point Park. This historic location has been a place of gathering for residents of New Haven homes for hundreds of years. The park’s lighthouse has served as a beacon of safety for ships sailing in the night or stormy weather. An original structure held that duty until 1847 when a new building was constructed with a better vantage point. Known as the Five Miles Point Light, the current lighthouse rests five miles away from the New Haven Green.

Views of Long Island Sound and New Haven Harbor create a sense of serenity and camaraderie with nature at the park. There is a public beach for sunbathing and splashing around in the waves. As they drop lines off the fishing pier, determined anglers tell stories of the one that got away. A public boating dock is also accessible for recreational purposes. Near the beach is a splash pad for cooling off and frolicing about.

Children Living In New Haven Homes Go Round And Round

A highlight on this piece of New Haven real estate is the antique carousel. Crafted in 1916, this marvelous ride is one of less than 100 remaining in action today. Renovated in 1983 the vibrant carousel welcomes children of all ages. Hop onto stallions, dragons, and camels from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Lighthouse Point Park is a popular spot for birdwatchers. Centered on the Atlantic flyway, birds of prey and songbirds migrate alongside the banks of Morris Creek. Many locals attend the Annual Migration Festival held each September and take part in the yearly hawk count.

 

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