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October 2006


REAL ESTATE

Deeds & Don'ts

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One of Wilton's finest includes High Ridge Road, lined with glorious vintage Tudor, Arts & Crafts and shingle-style homes, one of which looks like a mini San Simeon (but maybe we think that only because we hear Patty Hearst Shaw lives in the neighborhood).

Recently reduced in price is the renovated Cape owned by interior designer Debbie Christman Stuart, which allows you to heed that old saw about buying the least-expensive house on the best street: Her circa-1948, white clapboard home on a little more than one acre is just $799,000.

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It was a "wreck," says Stuart, who reconfigured its rooms to create a big kitchen, a lofty living room and sunroom, and an huge master bedroom suite with its own sitting room. The reason for its low price is the call for one more project: There are currently just two bedrooms, but the home has spaces that could be repurposed for extra bedrooms without digging a new foundation. The listing agent is Marion Filley of Prudential Connecticut Real Estate in Wilton (203-762-4221).

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Only a pinecone's throw from the Westport border, Tall Trees Lane feels like a bucolic glade in an evergreen forest. But the quiet little street is just a five-minute drive from the bustling Merritt Parkway and about 20 minutes from the Westport train station (which does offer the much-desired one-hour commute into the city).

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