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Real Estate

Neumann Real Estate, a family affair since 1969

Neumann Real Estate

Originally opened in 1969, Neumann Real Estate was a courageous and timely business venture: Harry and Lorraine Neumann had six kids to provide for, and the town was short on real-estate agents. Hard-working Harry hoped at least one of his children would take over when he retired. Today five of the Neumann siblings are co-owners… Read More

Straight Outta Brooklyn – Hipsters eye Pound Ridge as a compelling next move

Stop by The Kitchen Table in Scotts Corners, and you’ll undoubtedly meet a recent import from Brooklyn Heights or Williamsburg, drawn to the popular café by the best cup of coffee in town. “Brooklynites pride themselves on being adventurous,” says pre-school teacher Erin Joslyn, who together with her husband, Greg, a media-company executive, bought a… Read More

Stage Fright – Readying Your Home for Sale

Home staging

It was time to downsize. My husband was semi-retired, and our son a recent graduate. It was hard to justify the expense of living in a 4,500-square-foot home on more than two acres. We loved our house but also had unrealized fantasies about extended European travel. I knew enough from binge-watching virtually every program on… Read More

Cole Porter’s Former Estate – See What it Looks Like Now

In Cole Porter’s song “Wunderbar,” featured in the musical Kiss Me, Kate, the legendary composer envisioned events unfolding “from our secret chalet for two.” Standing on the composer’s former Williamstown property, it isn’t hard to imagine he was looking out his window when he wrote those words. The structural history of Porter’s former Williamstown estate… Read More

Scottish Graphic Designer adds Color to his Berkshire Landscape

The clean, precise lines of Paul Gardner’s home stand in stark contrast to the lush, undulating hills that comprise the many vistas from his Sheffield property. Gardner hails from the golfing town of Carnoustie, Scotland, which, he says with a chuckle, “becomes the center of the world for one week” every nine years when it… Read More

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