A perfect union

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty joins forces with the respected firm Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate to expand its regional presence

Driving down Sasco Hill Road in Fairfield, Conn., on the way to beautiful Sasco Beach, you will see some of the most spectacular estates in all of Fairfield County. There’s the elegant Regency-style home by architect Cameron Clark, who was once honored by the American Institute of Architects for outstanding achievement in design. In addition to his signature touches throughout the sophisticated interior, the property boasts a fabulous guest house, Grecian-style pool and meticulous landscaping. A little further down, there’s the English Georgian Revival that once served as the Connecticut retreat to celebrated playwright, director, actor and songwriter Noel Coward. The mark he left can still be felt everywhere you look: in the home’s décor, the pool and pool house, which he added, and the superb entertaining spaces both inside and out, which once hosted the likes of Vivian Leigh and Lawrence Olivier, among others.

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An enclave as significant and sought after as Sasco Hill deserves the full attention of the world’s preeminent luxury real estate brand, and now, with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s
A perfect unionrecent expansion in the area, it has it. In August, the company acquired Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate, a company that over the course of its remarkable 67-year history accomplished an
exemplary reputation in the high-end market in Southport and Westport, Conn., while also providing outstanding service representing fine properties at all price points. In addition to Sasco Hill and other local affluent areas, the acquisition gives the Sotheby’s International Realty brand an even stronger foothold in Westport, including the distinguished Turkey Hill area where Martha Stewart lived and taped her show for many years.

Although Fingelly is known for handling the purchase and sale of real estate in these important areas, and is responsible for a number of the highest-ever transactions in Fairfield, Southport and Westport, it’s not just location and record sales that make our firms an ideal fit for each other. Fingelly brings an incredible heritage, a dedication to community involvement and a name that is associated with exceptional service. At the same time, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty can offer Fingelly’s 67 sales associates a number of exclusive advantages previously unavailable to them. These include referral connections with real estate experts all over the world from Westchester County and New York City to London and Hong Kong, extraordinary marketing both nationally and globally, and the most advanced technological resources in the industry.

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“Joining forces with Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate is a move that makes perfect sense for our company, as we seek to grow our business with the addition of the best possible agents,” said Paul Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We will greatly benefit from the real estate expertise and talent brought by its sales force. This is a company that has played a tremendous role in shaping the local market as we know it today, including Southport, Fairfield, Westport, Weston and Easton.”

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How exactly did Fingelly help to shape the market? It all goes back to the company’s founding in 1948 by Nicholas Fingelly, with his first office opening in Fairfield. During the years he led the firm, Fingelly became known for the preservation of traditional local architecture as purchasing, renovating while maintaining historic integrity, and then reselling both residential and commercial properties became a notable part of its business. The Southport office falls into this category, as the company purchased the historic building in the late 1980s and spent 18 months rebuilding it and restoring its original façade before opening it as a brokerage. Over the course of his career, Fingelly also worked with the Chamber of Commerce to honor both beautiful renovations and new constructions by establishing the Visual Improvements awards program, which was later named the Nicholas H. Fingelly Awards. After his passing in 1992, three of his daughters took over the firm’s leadership, and for several years operated the company as an affiliate in the Sotheby’s International Realty network. During that time Fingelly built upon its reputation further, and achieved the position it still enjoys today.

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Now, with our combined teams we will move ahead together as an unparalleled and dominant force in the marketplace.

In Fairfield, Conn., 402 Sasco Hill Road (MLS ID: 99093013) is offered at $7,995,000 and represented by Ginny Fingelly, who can be reached at +1 203 610 0521 or gfingelly@williampitt.com, and 828 Sasco Hill Road (MLS ID: 99095665) is offered at $7,750,000, and represented by Victoria Fingelly, who can be reached at +1 203 610 0647 or  victoria.fingelly@williampitt.com.

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