William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts First Historic House Tour in New Canaan


New Canaan, Conn. (May 16, 2016) — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that the firm is hosting its first-ever historic house tour in New Canaan, showcasing a diverse group of antique residences in town. “Old is New Again” will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 11 AM to 3 PM, and will feature historic homes from the early 1700s through the 1940s, all of which have been updated to meet today’s lifestyle while preserving their rich pasts.

As the creators of the first New Canaan Modern House Tour and New Canaan Great Estates Tour, two longstanding traditions in town, the firm is excited to present a tour that pays homage to historic homes. The event aims to showcase how older residences have seamlessly transitioned to accommodate 21st century lifestyles, with the use of open floor plans, new décor and other updated features. Almost all of the properties included on the tour have been meticulously updated, preserving their character while also providing the key amenities often sought after in new construction homes.

“This tour is open to the public, and will hopefully attract a broad audience,” said Rita Kirby, a New Canaan agent who has two listings included on the route. “I am confident that all who attend, especially young buyers, will appreciate and see historic homes in a positive light, and ultimately include them in their future house hunting endeavors.”

Agents with properties featured on the tour include Karen Sneirson, Martha Perry, Inger Stringfellow, Rachel Walsh, Michael Mckee, Toni-Ann Vittoria, Becky Walsh, Rita Kirby and Carol Hollyday. The specific New Canaan properties that will be toured include 228 Weed Street, 615 West Road, 76 Harrison Avenue, 108 East Avenue, 558 Old Stamford Road, 587 Brookside Road, 346 Dans Highway, 20 White Oak Shade Lane, 75 Turner Hill Road, 306 Carter Street and 854 North Wilton Road. 176 Cross Highway, a property located in the nearby town of Redding, and 1090 Ridgefield Road, which is located in Wilton, will also be included on the tour.

“New Canaan is well known for the uniqueness of its modern houses, many of which share more similarities with historic homes than ever imagined,” said Karen Sneirson, another New Canaan agent involved in the tour. “What is appreciated by the owners and lovers of these types of residences also captivates the owners of historic homes. Both appeal to the purism of a unique buyer. It is especially surprising to see how the lifestyle of today has melded with the historic features of years past. The Historic House Tour will allow individuals to experience this, stepping back in time and into the future as they tour and view these stunning historic opportunities.”

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact: 

William Larkin

Regional Brokerage Manager




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