Deck the Halls in Style

By Tyler R. Morrissey

From tasty baked goods to festive décor, what’s not to love about the holidays? Some of the best memories you’ll make in your home revolve around the holiday season. Maybe you’re hosting your entire family for an elaborate gathering, or maybe you’re traveling to a distant relative this season to spread some holiday cheer. Wherever you spend the holidays this year, you are bound to encounter everything from bright lights to tinsel, and hopefully the perfectly decorated evergreen. Today we highlight a few of our fabulous listings that are decked out for the season.

279 North Avenue, Westport, Conn.

For more information: Todd Gibbons,, 203.858.8525

Rustic charm and the holidays go hand in hand. At 279 North Avenue in Westport, an exceptionally rare 13-acre riverfront estate captures just that. After a complete indoor and outdoor renovation of the property, “Seagrams Creek” has been carefully restored to a grand luxury residence that is the perfect mixture of where rustic meets chic. Inspired by a chestnut barn that was relocated from Weston, Conn., this six-bedroom, amenity-filled home exudes a welcoming warmth that makes you want to cozy up by the fire as you entertain family and friends.


In addition to prominent press placements in Mansion Global and The Wall Street Journal, this home was also recently featured with a household name in home décor and style. Elle Décor selected this listing for their brand’s latest ELLEvated Entertaining feature—a three part series that ran over the course of 2018. The feature story showcases how to be the most luxurious host this holiday season, using the perfect suburban Connecticut home as a backdrop. And to make it extra special, upstate New York’s Brushland’s Eating House, which served as one of the prop designers, provided an exclusive homemade holiday cookie recipe for the feature.



11 Cornwall Road, Warren, Conn.

For more information: Mimi Harson,, 860.671.1557

Another rustic property blends vintage style with modern day finishes and conveniences in this fantastic home in Warren that was featured in The New York Times earlier this year. This historic 1750 Colonial home and the outbuildings on the property have all been recently redesigned with today’s lifestyle in mind. At one point, this property was used as an inn with a popular restaurant, setting the stage for a modern day family gathering around the tree, or in the kitchen for a holiday buffet. After you enter the main building through a gracious center hall, you are met with a library that offers an inviting space to read with a cozy fireplace. From there, you can walk to the bar area and pour a holiday inspired cocktail before entering the spacious dining room. Across the courtyard is the barn, which has been converted to the owner’s residence, offering soaring ceilings with exposed hand-hewn antique beams.

Chrissy Racho of Lily & Camelia Photography
Chrissy Racho of Lily & Camelia Photography

80 Sunset Hill Road, New Canaan, Conn.

For more information: Leslie Razook,, 203.918.4452

Originally the land that 80 Sunset Hill Road occupies belonged to Lewis Peck Child and his wife, who owned 71 acres in town in the late 1800s. Today, the barn that once belonged to the Childs is on the market after it was converted to a residence by the noted modernist Bemel Kehm. In the past, the home was featured in publications such as Architectural Record and Modern House Survey, and it’s notable for its historic features that transport you to yesteryear. From the double height windows of the dining room, to the giant central stone hearth and wide chestnut floors, this property is the perfect home to host your friends and family this holiday season.



From all of us at William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, we wish you happy holidays!

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