It’s official! Autumn is finally here, which means vibrant colors, cooling breezes, vests and trips to the nearest orchard for an afternoon of apple-picking fun. And don’t forget those pumpkins! Truly dedicated fans of fall will likely even purchase extra for the front steps, perhaps accompanied by some colorful Mums to welcome in the change of season right at home. No matter the style, design or location of your beloved abode, adding simple autumn touches such as these to your front entrance can go a long way when it comes to setting a cozy first impression. So say goodbye to summer, and hello to autumn! These five alluring residences will get you ready to embrace fall, and make the most of the beautiful season ahead.
54 Joy Road—Woodstock, Conn.
What’s better than having your own pumpkin patch to get you in the fall spirit? This 93.5-acre farm estate in Woodstock, Conn., enjoys a prime 60 acres of agricultural soils, gardens, a spring-fed pond, extensive trails and yes, pumpkins. With 12 acres already dedicated to vegetable farming, the property’s brick cape farmhouse welcomes visitors with an abundance of pumpkins that line the front entrance during the autumn season. There is also a three-story post and beam barn, featuring a third floor with full kitchen, bath and office space. This versatile space is currently used for cattle, but could also serve for other facility-based operations including the manufacturing of apple cider!
3 Fox Meadow Road—Scarsdale, N.Y.
This striking Scarsdale Colonial welcomes in the season with pumpkins and a lively selection of fall Mums— classic decorations to match its classic architectural exterior. Built in 1920, the home features generously proportioned rooms, exquisite period details and modern amenities. Various sun-filled spaces can be found throughout the residence including the center hall, which opens to a glorious living room with a fireplace and French doors that lead to a bright sunroom/family room. The nearby dining room boasts stunning architectural details and access to an updated eat-in-kitchen. Front step pumpkins and flowers are the perfect way to offer a warm greeting to a clearly warm and charming home.
907 Norfolk Road—New Marlborough, Mass.
There’s no better place to spend the fall season than a picturesque New England farm. This 52-acre historically significant property, located in New Marlborough, Mass., encompasses a 1760 farmhouse in addition to a guest house, adjacent potential building lot, horse barn, pond, orchards, hiking and riding trails, and extraordinary mountain views. The postcard-perfect scene of this residential property alone is enough to get you in the mood for autumn! A landscaped stone path to the front door, lined by colorful Mums and other harvests of the season, only adds to this brilliant, brisk, fall atmosphere. 720 West Road in Richmond, Mass. is yet another home bursting with the vividness of autumn. Set upon 154 acres of secluded land, this Adirondack-style residence is surrounded by unbeatable fall foliage in a dream-like setting. The fiery potted flowers on the front stoop just top it off!
215 Cross Ridge Road—New Canaan, Conn.
The perfect combination of contemporary style and traditional design comprises this outstanding private residence, located on 2.2 acres in the town of New Canaan, Conn. Originally constructed in 1957, the totally renovated home now captures the essence of modern living while retaining the quality, warmth and detail of its era. A wooden shingle exterior and an interior of chic, rustic luxury provide a flawless backdrop for incorporating natural autumn décor both inside and out. Mums, pumpkins, haystacks and other seasonal attributes at various doorways and exterior spaces, as well as apples, gourds and even sunflowers in the home’s spacious kitchen, are just a few small home additions that make a big difference and easy transition into fall.
For more information on 52 Joy Road, please visit our website here. You can also contact Old Lyme agent Byron Lazine by phone at 860.941.2755, or by email at Blazine@williampitt.com. Details on 907 Norfolk Road can be found here, or by contacting Great Barrington agent Marc Bachman by phone at 646.637.6304, or by email at Mbachman@williampitt.com. You can also contact Bachman for additional information on 720 West Road, or visit its website here. For further information on 3 Fox Meadow, please click here, or contact Scarsdale agent Anne Moretti by phone at 914.815.0057, or by email at Anne.Moretti@juliabfee.com. Scarsdale agent Cindy Rafeld can also be contacted by phone at 917.202.6039, or by email at Cindy.Rafeld@juliabfee.com. Further details on 215 Cross Ridge Road can be found here, or by reaching out to New Canaan agent Inger Stringfellow by phone at 203.321.9361, or by email at Istringfellow@williampitt.com. New Canaan agent Martha Perry may also be contacted by phone at 203.912.9091, or by email at Mperry@williampitt.com.