Great Island, Darien Connecticut


Extraordinary 63-Acre Waterfront Estate

An expansive and secluded setting with enviable water views in all directions

Yesterday a broker open house was held for licensed real estate agents/brokers from around the Connecticut/New York area.  A great turn out from curious agents wanting to experience the rare opportunity of touring this private island after hearing about it on the news that has been advertised worldwide.  Our firm along with Christie’s International Real Estate has the privilege of representing this one of a kind real estate on the east coast of New England.  Driving thru Darien seemed so charming and hard to imagine that just under an hour away is the bright lights and most visited city in the world, New York City.

Impressive gates bracket the half-mile driveway leading through open lawns with an allee of trees bordered by meadows and board fences.

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2016 – Greenwich Ct Real Estate Report

cropped-useonlylogotop300-e1408633932463.jpghowsthemarket2016 was not the year for real estate professionals and sellers that it is now behind us.  A review of all Greenwich Markets which include – Greenwich in the 06830 and 06831 zip code, Old Greenwich, Riverside and Cos Cob was a disappointment of the total market down -7.27%  in comparison to 2015.  It’s unfortunate the media focuses on the bigger numbers of the market reports, especially single family homes with a $5MM+ price, rather than a combined total.

One interesting area to point out was the market of residential sales increased by 8.25% in Cos Cob in the price point of $1.5-$2MM by 43.75%!  These numbers showed patient sellers whereas the days on market went from 103 in 2015 to 153 to 2016.

Fortune Magazine reports however that Greenwich is just one market showing a decline in sales and luxury real estate sales nationwide has been effected.  The negative reflects of a presidential election year that cannot be understated ( 6/7/2016).   Greenwich is always an area that is pointed out most, as it is the closest to New York City and has always been known as one of the richest towns.   Reported foreign buyers are down as the treasury department, and the government is carefully reviewing foreign real estate transactions as suspicious, therefore suspicious or not, foreign buyers are backing out.

Goodbye, 2016 – Hello, 2017!

January 2017 already has shown some promising numbers.   There was 71 in residential homes sold total in Greenwich, compared to 48 residential sold in 2016 up 47.9%.  Pending listings for residential properties are also up  – 72 pending residential homes from 46 pending residential sales a 56.5% change.



Click on the link below, the year 2016 in real estate, now behind us.

2016 Greenwich YTD Real Estate Market Report

Greenwich Avenue

greenwich-4670_090616Being one of the few independent Real Estate firms left in Greenwich (since 1985) everyone talks about Greenwich Avenue.  I wanted to share as an outsider my love for the common term “The Avenue” – Greenwich Avenue.

As the winter months are upon us, Greenwich Avenue is the place to walk, dine at a variety of different cuisines and of course shop at some of the finest shops there are. Greenwich Avenue can be compared to the Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills. Occasionally you may spot a celebrity or two. Most recently Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were spotted in the healthy and organic shop, Green and Tonic. So excited my co-worker and I ran out of our office only to find out they were in Green and Tonic the day before.

Greenwich Avenue has something for everyone. Take a stroll to Starbucks for your favorite beverage and take it all in. Restoration Hardware is a must to take a walk thru – once the Post Office the historic building now rebuilt to glamorous furnishings inside and out. In the summer experience outdoor arrangements and to the rooftop to get the feel of how you can update your space with beautiful outdoor furnishings.

greenwich-5045_090619The restaurants offer everything from Meli Melo, fresh everything with a juice bar and popular with the younger generation – my daughters favorite, when we dine is a fresh quiche with greens, a smoothie and then off to Brandy Melville – trendy fashion for young women. I have to admit; I like some of their trends. If you are looking for a little bit more upscale lunch or dinner one of my favorites is East End – Let me give a shout out as one of our Broker’s daughter is an owner. Another one of my favorites to kick back is the Gingerman – Beer lovers must go!!! Gourmet burgers, salads and in the winter try to sit by the roaring open fire. I googled how many restaurants there are on Greenwich Avenue and started counting; I stopped at 15 as I know there is more. If anyone knows the exact count – please contact me.

Finally – let’s talk shopping! Saks Fifth Avenue – An excellent choice for designer women’s clothing – just a note – there is no men’s clothing. Saks is the perfect place to find that special outfit, get a makeover with a purchase of some new cosmetics and the fragrances – my favorite is the Jo Malone counter. Just to name a few shops – Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co., Baccarat, Manfredi Jewels and more.

So if you have a little cabin fever, make a trip onto Greenwich Avenue. Something for everyone!  There are many listings rent/buy if you want to live on or close by the Avenue, also you can walk to Greenwich Avenue from the train station.

Linda Graham – Marketing Manager for David Ogilvy & Associates Realtors – – 203-869-9866 – Our Website


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Greenwich is having an amazing Indian Summer this past week and enjoying the warmer weather with the leaves turning beautiful colors, take a ride  this Sunday – 10/23/2016 and stop by our Pub…

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Be our Guest at Art Southampton!



Lisa Bessone

Christie’s International Real Estate

+1 505 603 8039


Tania McNally

+44 (0)20 7631 1000

Linda Graham

David Ogilvy & Associates

+1 203 869 9866


Art Southampton Showcases Contemporary Works in Global Summer Destination


Christie’s International Real Estate and David Ogilvy & Associates Sponsors Event Celebrating Sculpture, Art, Architecture and Philanthropy


New York, New York (June 22, 2016) Art Southampton, the season’s most acclaimed contemporary and modern art fair, will feature over 60 prominent international galleries and showcase tens of millions of dollars’ worth of the finest museum quality art, sculpture, and photography from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Christie’s International Real Estate is the official luxury real estate sponsor of Art Southampton, which runs July 7 through 11 at the iconic Nova’s Ark Project. Together with its international affiliates, Christie’s International Real Estate will host an elegant booth at the main entrance of the fair, showcasing luxury residential property offerings from around the world. Romanian-born artist, Mihai Popa, who called himself Nova, established the 95-acre sculpture park and gallery complex in The Hamptons to promote a new paradigm for contemporary art melding art, architecture and philosophy.


David Ogilvy & Associates is honored to be an integral part of this cutting-edge event – one that defines the contemporary art scene and brings with it a mesh of collectors, curators and art enthusiasts from around the world,” said David Ogilvy, President, David Ogilvy & Associates. “We look forward to taking part for a second year in a row in this unique opportunity.”



“This event hosted by Nova’s Ark Project, captures the unique synergy between art and architecture,” says Kathy Coumou, Executive Director, Christie’s International Real Estate. “We are delighted to once again sponsor Art Southampton and showcase our top real estate listings from around the world, which themselves are works of art. Our effort also supports philanthropic initiatives, making this sponsorship all the more meaningful.”


The 2016 fair kicks-off with a VIP Preview Party, which will benefit the Parrish Art Museum and Southampton Hospital, on Thursday evening. Prominent collectors, curators, designers and decorators will have a sneak peak at this year’s offerings, which include blue chip modern and contemporary works from artists representing the emerging, mid-career, Post War and Pop eras.


Brooke Shields will co-curate The New York Academy of Art exhibition, Call of the Wild, with Academy President David Kratz. The show will feature paintings and sculptures by academy alumni that focus on the natural world and the animal kingdom.


Shark Tank host Kevin O’Leary will be on hand opening night to introduce his contemporary photography exhibition Irreconcilable Images, presented by Gallery Valentine. Sales of O’Leary’s photographs in the curated installation will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation and aspiring Teenage Entrepreneurs.


The Affiliates of Christie’s International Real Estate posted global sales of $118 billion in 2015. The network—135 global affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries—is by invitation-only to the world’s most qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector.


Last year’s Art Southampton set a new standard in luxury presentation and attracted top collectors, cultural leaders and philanthropists of the East End. Over the fair’s five days, more than 21,000 collectors, art enthusiasts, curators and influencers visited the luminous 100,000 square foot pavilion.



About David Ogilvy & Associates

David Ogilvy & Associates, headed by David Ogilvy, long the recognized leader in high-end properties in Greenwich, Connecticut, is a major force in the Greenwich market. Noted as the most recognized firm for advertising and marketing, David Ogilvy & Associates is the proud exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Greenwich. David Ogilvy & Associates has just represented both the buyer and the seller of the most expensive residential property ever sold by a broker in the United States of America, Copper Beech Farm, a 50-acre waterfront estate at $120,000,000. It had previously listed and sold what is now the second most expensive residential sale ever made here at $45 million, a magnificent 80-acre Conyers Farm estate.   For more information about David Ogilvy & Associates, please visit



About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach, and approximately 135 global affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 45 countries. For additional information please visit



2016 – Tips for Sellers & Buyers

1. If you see a home you like – pursue it, don’t wait!
Buyers who start hunting for a home early will face less competition and would have more homes to choose from.

2. Mortgages – Shop around when it comes to a mortgage.
Talk to more than one lender. A lower interest rate could mean thousands in savings over the life of the loan.

 3. Try looking at new homes.
Construction of new homes is expected to  rise this year, with an expected 16-percent increase in sales of new homes year-over-year. Buying a new home may cost more but having a brand new home of your dreams – Wouldn’t it be ideal?  We have the perfect Georgian currently under construction and will be ready this April!  1 Doverton Drive – Greenwich, Connecticut


Sellers:  Call us now! 203-869-9866

 There are many steps before your listing becomes public and April – June is prime time for buyers looking for a new home

 1.  Get your home inspected to make sure there will be no delays in selling your home.  Nothing is worse than a buyer wanting to purchase your home to discover a major issue or repair, and you no longer have a sale of your home.

2.  We’ve all heard of the term,  2. Spring Cleaning – time to get rid of all those items you don’t want to move with you – hold an Estate Sale – donate etc.  Less is more, and you want to showcase the home.

3.  Does your home need updates?  When was the last time you painted?  White and Grays are back…what a difference a fresh coat of paint can make.  Curb appeal – remember you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

4.  Pricing your home – Work with your agent – start to research the current market and be realistic about the price your home will sell for.  The most important part of selling your home is going to be the list price.

Just a few tips…Contact our office today on how our agents can help you – we can be reached at 203-869-9866 – and see all the beautiful homes for sale in Greenwich, Connecticut  on our website