INSIDE STORIES BEHIND AREA REAL ESTATE DEALS
All in the Famiglia
In Roxbury, a real "family" home just came on the market for $2.2 million. Jerry Adler is the family member, better known by fans of The Sopranos as Hesh. Since Hesh has been known to dabble in racehorses, it only seems fitting that Adler's 13-room Colonial, above, is advertised as a "horse-lover's dream," a 28-acre property that includes paddocks and an eight-stall equestrian barn, complete with saddle and feed room and a barn office. Inside the pretty, white-clapboard gem: four bedrooms, two full and two half-baths, a screening room, game room and two offices. Adler has listed his home with Stacey Matthews of Klemm Real Estate in Washington Depot (860-868-9066).
Gillian De Palo is the listing agent for an awesome converted-barn home in New Canaan whose original structure dates back to 1779. De Palo also happens to live in a 19th-century conversion and raves about the lofty, light-filled space a barn affords. "We love the character of the old hand-hewn beams and the soaring barn ceiling," says De Palo, who works for William Raveis in New Canaan and who succumbed to the "occupational hazard" posed by getting the first look at tempting new listings at a broker's open house. (She bought the place at a time when she wasn't even considering a move.)