Open concept in remodeled colonial makes entertaining easy

July 7, 2017 | By Gretchen A. Peck | See original article in Greenwich Time’s Real Estate section

Courtney Montgomery worked in television production until the birth of her second child, when she refocused her professional attention to home renovations.

“I’ve worked on enough home and lifestyle shows during my career and managed teams, schedules and budgets, that the transition was pretty natural for me,” Montgomery recalled.

One of the properties that caught Montgomery’s eye was 26 Carleton St. in Greenwich, where a 1957 colonial stood.

“This house really spoke to me when I visited the property last fall. I saw the potential and knew what a rebuild could do and the before-and-after, I think, is pretty impressive,” Montgomery said.

26 Carleton Street BEFORE the renovation.

She put together a dream team to transform the property, enlisting Gary Zarra of Zarra LLC as the builder and architect David Neff. Dena Zarra of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was hired to list the property once complete. It is listed for $1.849 million.

“Our big-picture goal was to create a great, open concept, to make entertaining and everyday life easy,” Montgomery said. “Every bedroom has a full bathroom that, at this price point, isn’t common. This house also appeals to a variety of buyers, which was another goal. A family could easily walk in and make this their forever home, while a couple could easily downsize to this space, especially with a first floor bedroom and full bath.”

26 Carleton AFTER renovation.

Read the full article in The Greenwich Time’s Real Estate Section under Hot Property
Article by Gretchen A. Peck

Listing Agent:
Dena Zarra, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
Cell 203-943-2357
Office 203-869-0500
denazarra@bhhsne.com

Listing Details:
Address: 26 Carleton Street, Greenwich CT
Price: $1.849 million
Number of Rooms: 8
Features: This 1957 colonial was completely renovated and newly finished this year. It offers 3,420 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms and four baths. One of the four bedrooms is a first-floor suite, with two family bedrooms and the master suite on the second level. The floor plan includes an eat-in kitchen, a home office/den, a formal living room, a formal dining room, a lower-level mudroom and a second-level laundry. A modest paved drive leads to an attached lower-level two-car garage. The lot is 0.39 acre.