Well, it’s official. Two weeks from today, we will have sold our beautiful 1767 Connecticut country house in Newtown to a lovely couple from New Jersey, and moving to a newer (1820) Connecticut country house on the Connecticut River in Lyme!
This big change started when Murph and I came to the clear realization that we needed to downsize. In making this tough decision, we decided to think outside-the-box, and perhaps consider another region of our beautiful state. We knew we wanted the next country house to have historical integrity, and to hopefully be in a familiar area where we would set down new roots. We’ve been visiting the shoreline area of Essex and Lyme for as long as we’ve been a couple, so part of our hearts definitely live there. I grew up in Fairfield, and lived most of my married life in Newtown. Living in Fairfield County for most of my life – I know this county’s backroads like the back of my hand!
Newtown has been an amazing place to live. Our son, Conor, grew up here and has made lifelong friendships…so have we. I will miss our beloved home and gardens, where we have lived for 18 years. But I will miss the dear friends we have made here even more (I’m crying as I write this.) We will miss the sweet family of hummingbirds that return every year, and the unbelievable fragrance of the mature Viburnum shrub/tree by the back stone walk that always blooms in time for Mother’s Day.
As sad as I am in leaving, I am excited about our new chapter! Change is hard…but change is also good. It brings out a renewed energy and creativity.
I’m looking forward to sharing this new adventure with you in June! (P.S. All NMCH candles & Hunt Club will be closed from 5/19-mid June.)
Thank you so very much for all your love and support…it means more to me than you’ll ever know. See you in June!
Love, Nora xo