This weekend I decided to explore some sales in a town known for its beautiful homes with park-like settings. New Canaan, Connecticut was ranked one of the wealthiest communities in the nation, according to Wikipedia.
When I treasure hunt I am usually looking for a part of town, a part of a home, or even a box that has been “stopped in time.” There is where I will find a forgotten item, a piece of ephemera from the past and, usually, a story to go with it.
While it’s those messy ancient homes I like the best, I could tell from the driveway (pictured above) that I wasn’t going to find many things here older that my daughter. Rather than turn around, I decided to feed my curiosity and explore inside this mansion.
These newer homes can be as tempting as the old ones because they often present items that you wouldn’t see offered anywhere else. I wasn’t disappointed when I stepped inside this 10,000sq.ft. home. There was a lot to see.
When I asked if I could have permission to take pictures, I was directed to speak to the owner Jola. It was a surprise seeing the homeowner herself managing the sale. This presented a challenge because a small crowd surrounded her with questions about the pricing and pick-up of various items.Eventually, I got my turn and convinced her that if I could shoot some stills and video I would do justice to her home by putting it in the best light. Click here to see the video walk-through of this unique estate sale, which as of this writing is available for $3.35 million.