Located in the Old Hill neighborhood of Westport, CT, this attractive colonial boasts an impressive floor plan with 4,300 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, family room, large bonus room and master bedroom suite with a renovated bath.
On the exterior, this home features a screened porch, patio, private level yard with an in-ground pool and pool house. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac yet conveniently close to shopping, restaurants, the beach and public transportation makes this home quite desirable. $6100 month.
If part of your Christmas ritual is enjoying the movies that are centered around the holiday, then you're sure to recognize the residences of these Christmas classics. Here are our top 3...
1. Holiday Inn
This home gets the top spot in my book. Maybe it's because it's set in CT (Midville, which doesn't exist actually - but you get the point), or maybe it's because I appreciate the enormous front porch, or maybe it's simply because I'm a huge Bing Crosby fan. Whatever the reason, this home, complete with a dance floor, floor to ceiling windows, and log cabin inspired feeling is perfect to put anyone in the holiday mood.
2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Who can forget the Griswold's beautiful home in the suburbs of Chicago? Or how it looked after Ellen was able to figure out how to keep the lights on. The home, which in reality was located on the Warner Bros lot in Burbank, California, showcased the style of the late 80s with its mauve, aqua and pale yellow color palette. Wallpaper was still very much on trend, along with the use of plaid and an overabundance of decor. In the 80s, people didn't stage their homes as they do now, so it was perfectly acceptable to have a home that appeared "lived in".
3. A Christmas Story
Filmed in Cleveland, Ohio, the Parker's home reflected that of 1940s Midwest living. Everything from the appliances in the kitchen, to the separate faucets for hot and cold in the bathroom replicates that style and era. And nothing says "good night's sleep" like twin beds in the parent's room! This home comes with none of the features we're all used to today. It has one bathroom, the boys shared a bedroom, and the only technology in the house was a radio, but it encompasses all that is family and the holidays. In 2005, the home was bought by a California native and fan of the movie who completely restored it to its original filming condition and transformed it into "A Christmas Story House & Museum".
We hope you've enjoyed our top picks for Christmas movie homes. Have a safe and happy holiday!
If you're familiar with Norwalk, CT, than you're familiar with SoNo. Overlooking the Norwalk River, SoNo offers so much to do all within walking distance. An urban atmosphere nestled among tons of diverse shops and restaurants make this part of Norwalk quite desirable. So you can imagine scoring a residence in this part of town can be challenging. With such a great location, nothing stays on the market for long.
Located in the heart of SONO, this 1 bed/1 bath End Unit apartment for $184,900 offers many features including a very bright and open floor plan, freshly painted and recently updated bath with marble and granite, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, hardwood floors throughout, and French doors leading to a very spacious deck. A most desired location in Norwalk, it offers everything within walking distance... steps to the train, shopping, restaurants, parks, nightlife, movie theaters, museums, and the water. Call Compass to ask about the rental option on this great apartment. (203) 255-7410
Of course, at Compass Real Estate, all of our agents are natives of the Fairfield County areas. So we recommend checking out these awesome places to visit in the SoNo district...
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now today is known as "Giving Tuesday".
Do you know someone who is looking to be in a new space before the holidays?
Give them the gift of a new home! Well... maybe just the information on it.
Here are two of our featured properties...
Located in the Old Hill neighborhood of Westport, CT, this attractive colonial boasts an impressive floor plan with 4,300 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, family room, large bonus room and master bedroom suite with a renovated bath. On the exterior, this home features a screened porch, patio, private level yard with an in-ground pool and pool house. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac yet conveniently close to shopping, restaurants, the beach and public transportation makes this home quite desirable. $6100/month
Only a short walk to the Springdale train station. This home features an updated kitchen and bath, newer appliances, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room with fireplace, dining room, hardwood floors throughout, deck overlooking a fenced-in yard, basement with theater and off-street parking. Close to all that Springdale has to offer. $2600/month