Page Array – William Pitt Sotheby’s Realty https://www.williampitt.com Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:04:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Welcome To Stockholm! https://www.williampitt.com/welcome-to-stockholm/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:00:08 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54975 By Tyler R. Morrissey If you’re a follower of our Instagram channel (WilliamPittSIR) …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

If you’re a follower of our Instagram channel (WilliamPittSIR) then you may notice a different look to the homes you normally see on any given day. Today in collaboration with Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty, we are participating in another “Instagram Takeover.” Due to our brands unique ability to reach international audiences through its vast network, we are able to reach Sweden and showcase some of the Northeast’s most dazzling homes.

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The William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty channel will feature a handful of Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty’s most spectacular listings. Also, their Instagram channel will feature a listing from each of the communities our firm services, including Westchester County, Fairfield County, Hartford County, the Litchfield Hills, the Berkshires and the Connecticut Shoreline.

Before being acquired by Sotheby’s International Realty in 2010, Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty was founded as Skeppsholmen Fastighetsmäkleri in 1992. They were the first real estate company in Stockholm to establish an open plan office at street level long before in became the norm in one of Sweden’s largest cities.

Scenic summer aerial panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) pier architecture in Stockholm, Sweden

Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty’s Instagram channel has over 5,000 followers and continues to partner with other Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliates around the globe in social media collaborations.

“Instagram takeovers are really gaining popularity as a way for brands to reach new audiences,” said Vin Socci, Chief Operating Officer for William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “By partnering with our brand’s affiliate in Sweden we have the unique opportunity to reach a European market and share some of our most extraordinary listings. As always, we are really excited for today’s takeover and we hope our followers enjoy the different perspective we will present.”

Old town of Ystad, Sweden.

Be sure to follow this month’s Instagram Takeover by following the William Pitt channel here. You can see our featured listings on Skeppsholmen Sotheby’s International Realty’s channel here.

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REAL Trends Names Our Website the Best in the Nation https://www.williampitt.com/real-trends-names-website-best-nation/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:58:32 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54918 By Andrew Wood REAL Trends Inc., one of the most trusted sources of …

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By Andrew Wood

REAL Trends Inc., one of the most trusted sources of news, analysis and information in residential real estate, named the website of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty the best residential real estate brokerage website in the country in its just-released annual 2018 Real Estate Website Rankings.

The firm achieved more honors than any other company in the rankings, and was the only firm—both in its market areas and nationally—that ranked in every single category recognizing residential brokerages. The company’s website ranked No. 1 Best Overall Website, No. 1 Best Community, recognizing the details and search capability provided for local communities served, No. 2 Best Property Detail, No. 4 Best Video, No. 7 Best Design and No. 7 Best Mobile.

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“Lately we have seen so-called real estate industry ‘disruptors’ entering our marketplaces, businesses entirely new to selling real estate that manage to impress by referring to themselves as technology companies. Our company on the other hand has a track record of successfully selling real estate and leading in innovation since 1949. And now one of the most trusted news sources in real estate, REAL Trends, has verified our strength in digital innovation,” said Paul Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty.

REAL Trends reviewed the websites of residential real estate brokerages in all 50 states, including the technology “disruptors.”

“Our team analyzed all aspects of these websites, everything from brand messaging to design, navigation and the user experience,” said Brent Driggers, web strategist for REAL Trends. “William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty uses compelling design attributes such as animations, hover effects, strong imagery, market data and video that transitions smoothly from desktop to mobile. The company’s website was named best overall for a modern, one-of-a-kind web presence that is truly captivating.”

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“This accolade effectively serves as an incredibly prestigious endorsement of our sales professionals as leaders in technology,” added Vin Socci, Chief Operating Officer for William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “The award is an extraordinary differentiator for us, one that sets us apart from our competitors and provides our agents with a significant advantage with their clients and in their own marketing.”

Information about the 2018 REAL Trends Website Rankings can be found online at http://realtrendswebrankings.com.

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Making Headlines: August/September 2018 https://www.williampitt.com/making-headlines-augustseptember-2018/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:39:26 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54865 By Tyler R. Morrissey With stories appearing in high-profile publications from The Week to The New …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

With stories appearing in high-profile publications from The Week to The New York Times to Curbed, we’ve had quite a month in the press. Here are some recent standouts.

Curbed: Midcentury home of legendary graphic designer Paul Rand hits the market for $895K…

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Curbed takes a look at the spectacular midcentury home of former graphic designer Paul Rand. Rand is most famous for designing the company logos for UPS, ABC among many others. This story also generated the following stories.

New York Post: Logo designer’s home is an affordable midcentury gem…

The Spaces: Graphic designer Paul Rand’s Connecticut home is for sale…

Design Within Reach’s Design Notes: For sale: The home of Paul Rand…

Uncrate: Paul Rand’s Connecticut House…

Additional Press Highlights

The New York Times: What’s Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $800,000 – Connecticut…

The New York Times: What You Get: $775,000 Homes in Connecticut, California and OhioTop of Form

The New York Times: What’s Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $600,000 – Connecticut…

The New York Times: What’s Selling Now: Homes That Sold for Around $450,000 – Connecticut…

Mansion Global: Philip Johnson’s ‘Livable Glass House’ Offered for $7.7M With Plan for New Build…

The Week: Best properties on the market – This week: Homes with open floor plans…

Inman: Lingering listing photos create conundrum for real estate agents…

Westchester Magazine: Home & Property: This Modern Victorian Offers Vast Hudson River Views and More in Sleepy Hollow…

Westchester Magazine: Bargain Hunt: Living in Bronxville on a Budget…

Quest: Pioneering Wellness at Canyon Ranch…

Curbed: House of the Day: Airy, steel-framed house near the beach wants $1.95M…

6sqft: Storied Philip Johnson house in New Canaan, CT asks $7.7M, including plans for a modern mansion…

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens: Project of Note: Modern Masterpiece…

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens: Deeds & Don’ts…

Modern Architectural Journal: Airy, Steel-Framed House Near the Beach Wants $1.95M…

The Journal News: Quiet Edgemont Tudor may have been home to a notorious gangster… 

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The Best Connecticut Has to Offer https://www.williampitt.com/best-connecticut-offer/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 14:10:46 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54843 By Tyler R. Morrissey To be called the best means you are at …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

To be called the best means you are at the top of your game in your industry. For over 20 years, Connecticut Magazine has scoured the Nutmeg State in search of Connecticut’s best places to eat, shop or take part in family entertainment with their annual “Best of Connecticut” list. We are not surprised that some of the towns honored on this year’s list are also home to some of our most spectacular listings.

Stamford

“The city that works” is just an hour or so from New York City, but there are also plenty of places to get a delicious meal on the go in Stamford. HAPA Food Truck took home the top spot in the magazine’s food truck category. American street food mixes with Asian Pacific cuisine at this eclectic and unique mobile eatery. Tacos and rice bowls share menu space with burgers, and all are made with a delicious fusion of flavors.

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Located at 11 Ocean View Drive in Stamford is a truly customized waterfront property with lots of privacy. Neither contemporary nor traditional, it reflects a comfortable and relaxed style of living with a feel-good sense of being at peace with the sea and the sandy beach.

Branford

Located on the Connecticut shoreline is the seaside town of Branford. Incorporated in 1685, Branford was well represented on this year’s “Best of Connecticut” list. Stony Creek Brewery was selected as a reader’s choice best brewery to visit. Come for the house-brewed beer with a selection to match all tastes and stay for the atmosphere, and two huge decks overlooking the scenic Branford River. Apples Etc., which is known for its assortment of candied apples, was tapped as the best candy and chocolate shop in the state.

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Recently listed, this custom residence at 6 Juniper Point Road is defined by an architecturally significant aesthetic. The unique form of the steel framed house emerges from a combination of the extensive and mature specimen landscape, rock outcroppings and exterior lighting. A sheltered zen-like courtyard, heated gunite pool, outdoor shower and shade structure allow for seasonal living and entertaining. A rooftop terrace with custom decking offers panoramic water vistas and breathtaking sunsets.

Ridgefield

In Northern Fairfield County in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains is the town of Ridgefield. Founded 300 years ago, this classic New England town earned a mention for the second consecutive year for having the best barbeque in Connecticut.  When you think of barbecue, most don’t think of this region of the country, but Hoodoo Brown BBQ has been in a class by itself since opening their doors in 2015.

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This 13-acre equestrian paradise on the border of Ridgefield, and South Salem, N.Y., features a meticulously updated 1937 farmhouse. Highlights of this quintessential gentleman’s farm at 384 West Lane include a stone guest cottage, organic gardens, a saltwater pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, a six-car heated garage, horse barn, putting green and apple orchard.

Glastonbury

Just outside of Hartford lies the town of Glastonbury. Home to America’s oldest continually operating ferry, Glastonbury is also known for its rolling hills as well as its many farms and orchards. Glastonbury’s Connecticut River Valley Inn was honored as the best country bed and breakfast in the state. Built in the 1740s, it has the quaint charm of a mid-18th century property with all the modern amenities one could ask for at a bed and breakfast and includes rooms for all seasons.

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Escape to the serenity of the country at 96 Dickinson Road,  where this sprawling four-bedroom ranch will captivate you. This impressive compound is tucked away on over 57 private acres of land with endless possibilities. Highlights of this home include a large and flexible floor plan with an impressive commercial style kitchen offering two Wolf stoves. In addition to the luxurious outdoor pool, the spectacular lower level’s recreation room is equipped with a heated indoor pool.

Kent

Located among Litchfield County’s rolling hills is Kent. Kent is known for its scenic countryside and is home to Swyft, Connecticut Magazine’s choice as the best place to get a burger in the state. What’s a great burger without a cold beer? Kent Falls Brewing Co. was also selected as the best brewery. This farm brewery utilizes local ingredients to create elite beers in a wide range of styles, from approachable pilsners to tropical-tasting IPAs and barrel-aged farmhouse sours.

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Contemporary elegance is found in this impeccable home at 152 Ore Hill Road, which is tucked away on seven scenic and private acres in South Kent. The dramatic site begins on the approach passing protected farm fields, ponds and rock walls to a pristine view of rolling Connecticut Hills. Inside is a charming blend of style and quiet luxury with many large windows that take advantage of the stunning setting.

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Sotheby’s Auction Spotlight Summer 2018 https://www.williampitt.com/sothebys-auction-spotlight-summer-2018/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:54:08 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54807 By Tyler R. Morrissey Sotheby’s auction house is well-known around the world for …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

Sotheby’s auction house is well-known around the world for its many unique auctions. Here are a few highlights of what’s recently sold, as well as a preview of what’s about to hit the auction block.

History was made once again at the Sotheby’s auction house. According to CNBC, a rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $48.4 million at RM Sotheby’s annual collector car sale in Monterey, California. The sale set a world record for any car ever sold at auction. It beat out a Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta that sold for $38 million in 2014. Not close behind was a 1957 Ferrari that sold for $35 million in Paris, France, in 2016. The $48 million race car sold won the 1962 Italian GT championship and has over 15 class and overall wins from 1962 to 1965. Phil Hill, the first American to be a Formula 1 World Champion, was a driver for the car.

Christchurch,New Zealand - February 07,2015: Ferfari 250 GTO from 1962 on display in the Motorsport Park in Christchurch, New Zealand.

We are all too familiar with the colorful movie posters that adorn our favorite cinemas, and just last month the world’s first known movie poster sold at Sotheby’s in London. The poster, which sold for nearly $207,000 depicts the first-ever screening of films by the Lumière brothers in Paris in 1895.  The Guardian explains that the movie premier was a momentous event in cinema history, marking the beginning of one of the most significant cultural developments of the 20th century. At the time it attracted fewer than 30 people to a room where 100 chairs had been laid out. Newspapers had been invited but chose not to attend.

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Next month, Sotheby’s New York will auction more than 300 pieces of art, furniture and memorabilia that belonged to Robin Williams. The items were collected by the late actor and his wife of 20 years, Marsha Garces Williams. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the actor’s famous “Blame Canada” t-shirt is estimated to draw up to $2,000, but many artworks collected by the couple, including a custom bronze horse sculpture by artist Deborah Butterfield are expected to draw six-figure bids. Williams’ four Golden Globe Awards are expected to draw up to $20,000 each. Proceeds from those trophies and others, as well as his Oscar nomination certificates from 1989’s Dead Poets Society, Fisher King and 1998’s Good Will Hunting, will go to establish the Robin Williams Scholarship Fund at his alma mater, New York’s Juilliard School.

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London has always been known for being at the frontline of creativity and innovation, and the pinnacle was no doubt during the 1960s. It was a cultural youth-driven revolution that emphasized modernity and fun-loving hedonism with London as its epicenter. Sotheby’s upcoming sale, Made in Britain, in London on September 18th will feature a selection of photographs of The Beatles taken in the 1960s. One of the items up for bid relates the band’s most well-known record. In 1967 The Beatles’ album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” came to life. The cover artwork was shot by British photographer Michael Cooper, best known for his intimate photographs of the decade’s leading rock musicians. Featured in the MIB Online sale this November, this beautiful silver gelatin print is an outtake of the session, where Cooper captured McCartney and Harrison alongside the photographer’s son.

Gothenburg, Sweden - March 2, 2014: The Beatles musical pop/rock band from England. Vinyl record covers and one black vinyl record with a green apple on the label. Originals from the sixties, old and well used

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Around The Region: September 2018 https://www.williampitt.com/around-region-september-2018/ Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:44:53 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54728 By Tyler R. Morrissey Each month we will highlight a few events happening …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

Each month we will highlight a few events happening in each of the communities William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty serves.

As the calendar flips from August to September, there are plenty of activities to take part in. Below are just a few events to enjoy as we enter the final full month of summer.

Westchester County

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On September 29 and 30th nearly 200 juried artists will appear at the 57th annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show. Hosted in North Castle Community Park and ranked the second best fine art and design show in the nation by Sunshine Artist, the yearly exhibition showcases art from across the country and throughout the world. Each artist has their own booth, featuring art that ranges from oil and watercolor painting to printmaking, photography and jewelry. Other amenities include kids’ activities, a food court, free parking and shuttle service. For more info, click here.

Fairfield County

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From September 7-9 the Norwalk Oyster Festival will take place at Veterans Memorial Park. The festival offers a range of activities and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. A host of national, local and regional musical acts will perform continuously throughout the weekend on several stages throughout the festival area. This year’s event will feature a Kids’ Cove with rides, games and other child-centered live entertainment and a craft beer tent with more than 40 beers. There will also be an arts and crafts pavilion with more than 100 artisans and crafters. For more info, click here.

Litchfield County

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The Apricot Brandy have been playing soul music all around northwest Connecticut since 1968. On September 14, the band invites you to celebrate 50 years of playing music with them at the 50th Anniversary Bash, an outdoor concert being held at Wright’s Barn in Torrington. Guests are welcome to bring a beverage of their choice and picnic on the grounds.  Food will be available for purchase at Wright’s Barn Café and Pizzeria Marzano. Parking will be available at Wright’s Barn for handicapped parking only. All others should park at the former UConn Torrington Campus in Torrington. For more info, click here.

Hartford County

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Craft beer in Connecticut has become a booming business with around 60 breweries popping up all over the Nutmeg state. For one day only, these breweries will unite for the “Small State, Great Beer Festival” in Constitution Plaza on September 15. Small State, Great Beer is a celebration of the state’s thriving culture, featuring the largest line-up of local breweries alongside national level music. The event injects culture into a craft beer showcase transforming it into an immersive experience. An afternoon and evening session will be held, where those in attendance will be able to sample beer from dozens of the states best brews. For more info, click here.

Connecticut Shoreline

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The third weekend in September is always the host to a long-standing tradition in Guilford, the annual Guilford Fair. Started as a Cattle Show in the fall of 1859, it has become one of the oldest agricultural institutions that still enjoys the fairness of competition and the value of an agricultural education. This year is no exception for the Guilford Fair. There will be a world-class horse and oxen pull that should not be missed, as well as the only donkey and mule show in the state. There will be demonstrations on spinning wool, rope making, open hearth cooking and more. For those with a competitive spirit, there are multiple contests where you can enter any of your homegrown tomatoes, squash, peppers, corn, flowers and more. You can also enter into the baking, banned goods, arts and crafts, needlework and photography competitions. For more info, click here.

The Berkshires

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The Norman Rockwell’s Studio is nestled in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, next door to the museum displaying his art.

Take a trip down memory lane on September 8 at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms paintings with a day of programming that will explore these timeless artworks and the World War II period. Talks, tours and performances will include a showing of The Cummington Story, a short documentary created in 1945 portraying the gradual absorption of members of a refugee hotel into a New England town. Music from the Great American Songbook and a performance by the Albany Berkshire Ballet will be also be featured. Tickets to the event are free for museum members, or included with museum admission. For more info, click here.

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The Unofficial End of Summer https://www.williampitt.com/unofficial-end-summer/ Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54685 By Tyler R. Morrissey Labor Day weekend is widely considered the unofficial end …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

Labor Day weekend is widely considered the unofficial end to the summer time season. People return to work from vacation, children go off to school and nightfall starts getting earlier each day. For those who love autumn, this is a sign of the season to come. If you have an unwavering love for summer and are sad to see it go, there is still one more weekend to enjoy it with some of these activities to help you send summer off in style.

Fire Up The Grill

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With the exception of Memorial Day and Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend might be one of the biggest grilling holidays of the year. After this week’s heat wave, preparing a meal without heating up your kitchen or home will be a welcomed change of pace. Men’s Journal recently posted a list of the best barbeque accessories you will need to make your Labor Day a memorable one. Some of the items featured include a variety pack of thick sauces and marinades that bring home the flavor of Kansas City to the east coast. There are also gadgets such as the “rib ring” that will allow to make juicy racks of ribs without taking up space on your grill surface.

Check DIY Projects Off Your To-Do List

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Summer is often associated with rest and relaxation; however your home never takes a vacation. Between the constant hot weather and increased wear and tear from summer parties, your home may need to some TLC before fall sets in. With a three-day weekend upon us, now is the perfect time for some DIY projects that won’t take up your entire weekend. Simple Most offers some advice such as updating your outdoor furniture or grill. By purchasing these items now, you will be ready for next season as soon as the mercury starts to rise. Another project you can tackle this weekend is painting. Whether it be a fence that needs a fresh coat or that accent wall you’ve been putting off, pick up some paint from the hardware store and cross this task off of your to-do list.

Take a Last Minute Getaway

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If you haven’t planned a trip for Labor Day yet, don’t despair. You still have plenty of options. Whether you’re craving a quiet day on a pink-sand beach or a hypnotizing zip down a mountain, you’re only a flight, car, or train ride away from an excellent Labor Day weekend getaway. Fox offers a handful of destinations that don’t require weeks or months to plan the trip. For example, take a drive out to Newport, Rhode Island for hike on the cliff walk or beach day. Maybe you haven’t enjoyed as much seafood as you had hoped for this summer, if that’s the case Bar Harbor, Maine is the place to go. If you’re looking for a destination that’s closer to home you should consider Montauk, New York. New York’s most eastern point isn’t just about the beach, although you can blissfully spend the day building sandcastles at nearby Hither Hills State Park.

Score a Good Deal

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Labor Day Weekend is also synonymous with shopping as many retailers will entice consumers with discounts on seasonal items and more. Huffington Post has created a handy guide that includes discount codes and sales for furniture and home décor from merchants such as Joss & Main, Houzz and World Market. Maybe you’re in the market for a new mattress for yourself or your guest room. There are also promotions that ensure you are getting your best night’s sleep.

Clean House

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Maybe you spent too much time at the beach or on the golf course this summer and your regular cleaning chores were pushed to the back burner. Luckily the next three days will offer you the chance to catch up on your cleaning schedule. Apartment Therapy breaks down an easy to follow cleaning routine that will still allow you to enjoy the weekend and leave your home fresh.

From all of us at William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, we wish you a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! 

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Harnessing the Power of Social Media https://www.williampitt.com/harnessing-power-social-media/ Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:33:58 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54593 By Tyler R. Morrissey Engaging consumers through social media is critical in today’s …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

Engaging consumers through social media is critical in today’s marketplace. Many of the world’s most powerful brands use social media to reach their customers from click of a mouse or swipe of a Smartphone. As we continue to grow our following and influence on social media we are taking steps to help us deliver the best content to our audience. In order to do so, we will merge our Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty social media channels with our William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty accounts.

Over the years, we have harnessed the power of Facebook—the No. 1 source of referral traffic to our website—and Instagram by creating highly targeted ads for our company, agents and listings, utilizing their unique ability to reach specific audiences based on demographics.

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By merging our social media channels, we will be able to deliver a better user experience for our audience through engaging social media campaigns and posts that will showcase our most spectacular listings. Also, by operating under one set of channels we will be able to streamline the content we produce on a daily and weekly basis.

“This is an exciting time for us on social media as a company and brand,” said Vin Socci, Chief Operating Officer for William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “Over the past year we have seen an impressive 181 percent growth on the William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Facebook page, and our Instagram account continues to grow by leaps and bounds each month. Through our combined channels, we will continue to produce high-quality content that highlights the extraordinary communities we service across three states.”

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Stay connected with us and follow our social media channels below

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SoCal State of Mind https://www.williampitt.com/socal-state-mind/ Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:10:19 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54559 By Tyler R. Morrissey If you’re a follower of our Instagram channel (WilliamPittSIR) …

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If you’re a follower of our Instagram channel (WilliamPittSIR) then you may notice a different look to the homes you normally see on any given day. Today in collaboration with Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.’s Southern California brokerages, we are participating in another “Instagram Takeover.”

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The William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty channel will feature a handful of Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.’s Southern California brokerages’ most spectacular listings. Also, Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.’s Southern California brokerages’ Instagram channel will feature a listing from each of the communities our firm services, including Westchester County, Fairfield County, Hartford County, the Litchfield Hills, the Berkshires and the Connecticut Shoreline.

Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.’s Southern California brokerages are consistently an industry leader in the area. Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.’s Southern California brokerages have 16 offices across California that represent Greater Los Angeles’ finest homes and boast an intimate knowledge of the local community, its history, culture, local concerns and distinctive properties.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.’s Southern California brokerages’ Instagram channel has nearly 12,000 followers and continues to partner with other Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliates around the globe in social media collaborations.

“Instagram takeovers are really gaining popularity as a way for brands to reach new audiences,” said Vin Socci, Chief Operating Officer for William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “The west coast offers very unique styles of property that our audience may not see as often in the northeast. As always, we are really excited for today’s takeover and we hope our followers enjoy the different perspective we will present.”

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California island paradise. An ideal day captured on the Southern California island getaway.

Be sure to follow this week’s Instagram Takeover by following the William Pitt channel here. You can see our featured listings on Sotheby’s International Realty Inc.’s Southern California brokerages’ channel here.

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A Tale of Two Communities https://www.williampitt.com/tale-two-communities/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:00:26 +0000 https://www.williampitt.com/?p=54540 By Tyler R. Morrissey In the City of Rye, New York, resides the …

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By Tyler R. Morrissey

In the City of Rye, New York, resides the seaside community of Greenhaven. Adjacent to more than 150 acres of protected land, Greenhaven is nestled along picturesque winding roads leading to Long Island Sound, in a beautifully unspoiled landscape only 35 minutes away from New York City.

Less than two miles away is the lovely waterfront community of Shore Acres nestled on the Long Island Sound in the Village of Mamaroneck.  Made up of approximately 200 homes, the Shore Acres community is best defined by wealth of sandy beaches and scenic shoreline that lead Mamaroneck Harbor and into the village of Mamaroneck. Despite offering two totally different lifestyles, both Greenhaven and Shore Acres share the exceptional Rye Neck school district as well as some fantastic properties.

527 Shore Acres Drive – Mamaroneck, New York

For more information: Rona Calogero, 914.806.0213, rona.calogero@juliabfee.com, Diana Schwatka, 914.450.2295, diana.schwatka@juliabfee.com

First we take a look at this classic 3,300 square foot Tudor located in Shore Acres, a small, sought-after waterfront community with its own beach club and marina on Long Island Sound. The house is spacious and filled with light through leaded glass windows. A living room with stone fireplace opens to a dining room, den and sunroom. The kitchen has been renovated to include a large island, pantry and counters with plenty of space for food preparation and more. There is a cozy guest room and bathroom that’s easily accessed by the kitchen. Four bedrooms on the second floor include a gracious master suite with a beautiful new bath. Outside, the property is nicely landscaped with a great stone patio for entertaining where you can enjoy the breezes that come right off the water.

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624 Oakhurst Road – Mamaroneck, New York

For more information: Rona Calogero, 914.806.0213, rona.calogero@juliabfee.com, Diana Schwatka, 914.450.2295, diana.schwatka@juliabfee.com

Just steps to the beach, marina and sparkling pool of the Shore Acres Club, this stunning center hall Tudor has the classic look and features of a 1930s home with the high-quality updates for today’s living. Nine-foot ceilings and an abundance of new windows make this house particularly spacious and bright. The gourmet kitchen is a dream for cooking and entertaining with two Miele dishwashers and two Thermador ovens. A gently sweeping staircase leads to an elegant second floor landing, three large bedrooms and a huge master suite with water views of Mamaroneck Harbor. The master bedroom also includes fantastic custom closets and a gorgeous marble bathroom.

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2 Douglas Circle – Rye, New York

For more information: Judy Croughan, 914.262.5323, judy.croughan@juliabfee.com

If you are looking for a resort-like lifestyle with fantastic amenities within commuting distance from Manhattan, look no further than this sleek and modern, five-bedroom home. Exquisitely landscaped grounds make for an outdoor oasis that evokes a five-star getaway. Highlights include a 20 x 40 foot heated pool and an outdoor cabana featuring an open-air room with high ceilings, mahogany flooring and an outdoor shower. There’s also a bathroom and changing room for guests and a bar. Additional outdoor amenities include a peaceful koi pond, as well as a fire pit to keep the party going well into the summer night.

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4 Walden Lane – Rye, New York

For more information: Penny Weiner, 914.815.2656, penny.weiner@juliabfee.com

We head back over to Rye to take a look at this impressive, center hall, brick Colonial. Graciously sized rooms welcome you as you walk through the living room, which extends into a wall-to-wall windowed family room. The great room and fully outfitted chef’s kitchen offer extra space for dining and family gatherings. An added bonus to the kitchen is a spacious butler’s pantry for your storage needs. Upstairs, you will find four en-suite bedrooms, which include a serene master suite.

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10 Sound Road – Rye, New York

For more information: Loretta Rapisardi, 914.522.5347, loretta.rapisardi@juliabfee.com

We end our in-depth look at the Greenhaven/Shore Acres area with this magnificent private estate in an idyllic seaside enclave on Long Island Sound. This light-filled English Tudor home is set on an exquisitely landscaped acre with a stunning heated pool and spa and expansive terraces for entertaining with a built-in grill, wine fridge and outdoor stone fireplace. The interior seamlessly combines classic architectural elements with every modern amenity for today’s lifestyle. Handsome formal rooms are complemented by a fabulous family room and a superbly equipped chef’s kitchen overlooking the backyard and pool. The sumptuous master suite has a private balcony, spa bathroom, dressing area and plenty of closet space, which only enhances this property’s laid-back atmosphere.

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