WESTON/WESTPORT COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL AGENTS ORGANIZE THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE FOR NINTH YEAR

November 1, 2016 – The 9th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive by Coldwell Banker agents in Westport and Weston began on November 1. The drive provides families in need with a Thanksgiving dinner through contributions to the Weston Food Pantry and the Homes for Hope in Westport.

Each year there are local families that rely upon the services of these organizations for their Thanksgiving meals. The success of this drive, and others like it, depend upon the generosity of community members and neighbors throughout Weston and Westport.

In the past grocery bags were filled and delivered, but due to dietary and other special needs, grocery store gift cards were determined to be more beneficial. Suggested gift card amounts are encouraged between $30 – $50, yet any amount is appreciated.

Donations from the public are welcome. The Coldwell Banker office at 472 Riverside Avenue is open to receive them between 9am and 5pm Monday through Sunday. The cards will be delivered on Thursday, November 17. Please drop off your donations by Wednesday, November 16.

We can all make a difference, one by one.

For more information and questions please contact Gail Lilley Zawacki (203) 856-9949 / Gail@SouthernCT.com or Nancy Hatfield (203) 895-2994 / Nancy.Hatfield@CBMoves.com.

GAIL LILLEY ZAWACKI RECEIVES COLDWELL BANKER® INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SOCIETY AWARD

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GAIL LILLEY ZAWACKI RECEIVES COLDWELL BANKER®

INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SOCIETY AWARD

 

WESTPORT, Conn. (March 22, 2016) – Gail Lilley Zawacki of Westport, CT, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Westport, CT, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International Diamond Society award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 12 percent of approximately 85,000 Coldwell Banker® affiliated sales associates worldwide.

With twenty one years of experience, Zawacki has been successfully meeting the needs of homebuyers and sellers in the towns of Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Redding, Weston, Westport and Wilton. She has several professional designations, including ABR, CRS, e-Pro, GRI, Relocation Specialist and Previews Property Specialist. Zawacki is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Connecticut Association of Realtors, the Mid-Fairfield County Board of Realtors and the Greater Fairfield County MLS.

“Gail earned this award because she worked hard to meet and exceed the needs of her clients. She is very knowledgeable and is eager to take advantage of any opportunity that emerges to further expand her business,” said Joseph Valvano, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. “I am proud Gail is part of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and wish her continued success.”

Locally, she is an active volunteer serving as the coordinator of the annual Coldwell Banker Thanksgiving Food Drive, now in its 9th year, for the Weston Food Pantry and the Homes for Home in Westport. 

Zawacki is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Westport, located at 472 Riverside Avenue. She can be reached there at 203-227-8424.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., operates approximately 51 offices with more than 2,200 affiliated sales associates serving the communities of Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit www.ColdwellBankerHomes.com.

 

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Weston Homes Offer Waterfront Living With Mesmerizing Views

My listings at 21 Laurel Lake East and 34 Merry Lane in Weston, were featured in the Westport Weston Daily Voice.

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WESTON, Conn. — For homeowners seeking privacy, flexibility and waterfront views, the properties at 34 Merry Lane and 21 Laurel Lake East, deliver all three.

The Laurel Lake home, listed at $1,149,000, features eleven rooms, five bedrooms, three full and two half bathrooms. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac close to schools and Weston town center, it offers modern amenities and invites outdoor living and entertaining.

Fish, kayak and explore the waterways by canoe during warmer months, and in winter owners are treated to a private skating rink just steps from their door. Nestled on nearly three acres of professionally manicured woods, the house blends seamlessly with the surrounding nature. A three-season sunroom and handsome deck for relaxation and play all pay homage to the sprawling lakeside tributary that meanders along the property.

The home has recently been renovated and includes a professional kitchen complete with a large island for shared cooking and entertaining, three ovens, granite countertops, a warming drawer, prep and full sinks and even a pull-out ‘helper’ step for even the tiniest of sous chefs. Once the meal prep is done, the oversized dining room welcomes even the largest group of friends and family. Vaulted ceilings and large fenestrations invite the outdoors in and provide natural light throughout the house.

Merry Lane, listed for $999,000, offers panoramic views of a branch of Saugatuck River, an adjoining 1700 acre protected nature preserve and a luxurious in-ground pool with spa, stone gate and terraces, professional landscaping and lighting. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the house has been exquisitely renovated with no expense spared. It offers three bedrooms and three and half baths, with additional space available to easily add another bedroom.

Featuring a high-end open kitchen with top of the appliances which opens on to a delightful sunroom and exercise room that is perfect for taking in the bucolic setting. Upstairs, the master bedroom is complete with walk in closet space and a luxurious master bathroom to help soak away even the most stressful days. The property is minutes from the Weston town center, shopping and schools, ten minutes off of Exit 42 on the Merritt and for those who want a little salt on their skin, the house has beach rights to Westport’s Compo Beach.

Gail Lilley Zawacki, the listing agent, said “Some would say these are the most stunning waterfront properties in Weston. Both are in fantastic move-in condition. If you love beautiful views and nature at its best, don’t miss touring these two properties.”

For the complete details, visit the listing websites at www.34MerryLane.com and www.21LaurelLakeEast.com or contact Zawacki at 203-856-9949 or via email at gail@southernct.com.

Featured article in the Westport Weston Daily Voice: “Luxury, Creativity And Freedom Await Buyer At Westport Home”

1 - pool back 1 copy aWESTPORT, Conn. — A recently-listed Westport home offers potential homebuyers luxury, creativity and freedom at 78 Old Hill Road.

The 5,775 square foot home is listed for $3,695,000 by Gail Lilley Zawacki of Coldwell Banker. The home in the prestigious Old Hill neighborhood includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two partial baths.

The Colonial Contemporary was built in 1944 and renovated in 2007-2009 with new stonework, roof, windows, additional plumbing, central air and updated electrical. The home now features many “Smart House” features. A cabana was built in 2006.

The owners and designers paid attention to detail in renovating the house, creating a collage of modern to retro, East meets West. The website calls the home a “Malibu of Creativity, Freedom and Unabashed Luxury.”

Architects Elizabeth Jahn of Westport and Anne Nixon from New York City created the plans for the massive remodeling, while Domus Construction rebuilt the home. Dany Lennon handled the interior design, with elements from Germany, India, France and New Mexico.

“You literally feel you are on vacation in another country….in Morocco, Mexico, Thailand, Hawaii, or Malibu, and definitely a resort warmth and sense of style,’’ Zawacki said. “Filled with open spaces, and what I call a ‘Speak Easy’ room with a surprise around every corner including the thoughtful organization, color schemes, architectural design and custom furnishings.”

Handmade mahogany doors from New Mexico greet guest at the home’s entry. The kitchen features handmade custom cabinets from Germany, copper counters, stainless steel sink and Wolfe commercial stove. There is also a built-in organizational pantry.

The dining room features ebony floors, columns from India and handmade Shoji doors of steel and glass.

The living room includes Italian lighting, handmade ceramic tiles and bark from New Mexico. The family room is similarly creative, with a custom sofa, exotic wood shelving, Zebra wood paneling and a polished concrete fireplace.

There is is also an office and wet bar on the first floor, along with a guest room and the cabana. A bathroom accesses a heated pool and a second floor guest bedroom.

The creativity continues on the second floor, where the master bedroom includes handmade mahogany doors, built-ins from Germany, wine cooler, coffee maker, kitchen, spa-like open bath, double sinks and enclosed water closet with shower.

The second floor also includes two more bedrooms and a recreation room. An exercise room, wine cellar and “speakeasy”, a New York-style recreation room with with commercial linoleum floor is on the lower level.

The exterior includes a terraced lounge area, in-ground mineral pool, outdoor lighting and sprinkler system. There are also speakers with indoor and outdoor music and terrace with a firepit.

The home is also conveniently located close to the Merritt Parkway, Interstate 95, train station and downtown Westport.

“I have heard everything from ’museum quality’, an ’exquisite high tech vision and flow’ and ’loving the contrasts of materials and textures’ and ‘so refreshing to see something unique,’” Zawacki said. “Interior design is a passion for the seller and she is an artist as well. It is a very unusual home on the inside yet classic and attractive stone and shingle on the outside, in a very sought after area.”

For the complete property details, visit the listing website at 78 OldHillRoad.com or contact Zawacki at 203-682-9444 or via email at gail.zawacki@coldwellbankermoves.com.

Westport Realtor Finds Buyers Tune in to Temperature Technology

WESTPORT, Conn. – March 2015 – Published on The Daily Voice web site:  As one of the top associates for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Westport’s Gail Lilley Zawacki has seen the latest in home technology.

One trend she has seen more frequently lately is the use of temperature technology to help keep homes at the right climate on a steady basis. Companies such as Honeywell and Google have developed products that adjust room temperature based on daily activities and thermostats that sense humidity in the room.

“These are some of the must-have updates that we are seeing a lot more of,’’ Zawacki said. “They make it much easier to control the temperature even when you’re not at home.”

A recent Coldwell Banker survey reported 57 percent of home buyers are interested in temperature control smart home amenities. The upgrades are minimally invasive, can save money, and are relatively inexpensive updates.

Google claims its Nest Thermostat can reduce heating and cooling bills by up to 20 percent. The core of the Nest is the auto-scheduling feature, allowing you to schedule your presets for temperatures that you prefer at specific times of the day. Nest adjusts to your preferences on a daily and seasonal basis. The thermostat takes about 30 minutes to install and can be controlled remotely with a smart phone app. Nest also makes smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Honeywell’s Lyric uses “geofencing” to adjust the temperature setting when you are home and away to maximize comfort and cost savings. Lyric knows when you are physically home by detecting how far away your phone app is relative to the location. Lyric also has a “Fine Tune” feature which adjusts the temperature based off the humidity to ensure that it actually feels like the temperature you want. It also offers a feature which provides status updates on your HVAC system, and allows you to catch problems early and extend the life of your system overall.

Other items, such as a light control kit made by Iris and a ceiling fan by Haiku, can be controlled remotely and help reduce energy use. Zawacki said more home buyers like the technology updates to help reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.

“It used to be a wish-list item for a lot of buyers,’’ said Zawacki, who earned the firm’s coveted International President’s Elite award in 2014, putting her in the top two percent of 87,000 sales associates worldwide. “Now they’re becoming more standard in a lot of homes, and buyers want them to be included. For a homeowner looking to sell, it’s a relatively inexpensive update that will make the home more appealing to potential buyers.”

For more from Coldwell Banker on the latest in temperature technology, click here.

Contact Zawacki at 203-682-9444 or 203-227-8424 or gail@southernct.com for more information about listing your home or buying in and around Westport.

GAIL LILLEY ZAWACKI RECEIVES COLDWELL BANKER® INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S ELITE AWARD

WESTPORT, Conn. (March 6, 2015) – Gail Lilley Zawacki of Westport, CT, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Westport, CT, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International President’s Elite award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 2 percent of approximately 87,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

Zawacki will be honored during a special celebration at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich on May 14. Invited guests will enjoy food, music and dancing. Each year, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recognizes the work of exceptional sales associates and sales teams through its distinguished awards program.

In addition, Zawacki ranked among the NRT’s top 1,000 sales associates and the top 3 percent out of more than 42,000 sales associates across the country in the third quarter of 2014. Recently, she was among an elite group of only 35 top real estate professionals who hold the Coldwell Banker Previews® International Property invited to attend a Global Luxury Summit.

With twenty years of experience, Zawacki has been successfully meeting the needs of homebuyers and sellers in the towns of Easton, Fairfield, Norwalk, Redding, Weston, Westport and Wilton. She has several professional designations, including ABR, CRS, e-Pro, GRI, Relocation Specialist and Previews Property Specialist. Zawacki is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Connecticut Association of Realtors, the Mid-Fairfield County Board of Realtors and the Greater Fairfield County MLS.

“Gail has distinguished herself as a premier real estate professional in Southern Fairfield County. She continues to be recognized for her strong commitment to providing stellar service to homebuyers and sellers,” said Cathleen Smith, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. “I am very proud of Gail for her many achievements, and I am confident she will continue to be successful.”

Locally, she is an active volunteer serving as the coordinator of the annual Coldwell Banker Thanksgiving Food Drive, now in its 7th year, for the Weston Food Pantry and the Homes for Home in Westport.

Zawacki is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Westport, located at 472 Riverside Avenue. She can be reached there at 203-227-8424 or at 203-856-9949. Her web site is www.SouthernCT.com.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., operates approximately 51 offices with more than 2,200 affiliated sales associates serving the communities of Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit www.ColdwellBankerMoves.com.

 

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GAIL LILLEY ZAWACKI OF COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE ATTENDS PRESTIGIOUS GLOBAL LUXURY SUMMIT

WESTPORT, Conn.  (Feb. 20, 2015) –  Gail Lilley Zawacki of Westport, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westport-Riverside office, recently attended a Global Luxury Summit at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, Calif., hosted by NRT LLC. NRT, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, is the parent company of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. 

The event was hosted on behalf of the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program, the luxury marketing division of Coldwell Banker®.  Zawacki was among anelite group of only 35 top real estate professionals who hold the Coldwell Banker Previews® International Property Specialist designation for luxury homes who were invited to attend.

Gail has established herself as an expert in marketing luxury properties in Fairfield County. She is passionate about the business, creative in her approach and focused on delivering the best service to her clients. I’m very proud of her accomplishments and pleased that she was invited to attend this exclusive event,” said Cathleen F. Smith, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y.  

As part of the summit, Zawacki and the other participants participated in a powerful networking session. A highlight of the summit was a leading panel of experts who offered invaluable knowledge about the state of the luxury real estate market.

Bruce Zipf, president and CEO, NRT LLC provided a brief overview of the national luxury landscape. Milton Pedraza, founder and CEO of the Luxury Institute, also led a thought-provoking panel session about servicing high-net-worth individuals with Alberto Milani, CEO of Buccellati Americas, Charles Winn, chief sales and marketing officer of Convergent Wealth Advisors, and Ken Newman, regional sales director of Flex Jets.

Ginette Wright, vice president of luxury marketing for NRT, and Dan Barnett, senior vice president of marketing for NRT, shed light on all of the exciting new marketing resources offered to Previews specialists and their exclusive clients.

For the finale, the group broke away for a special VIP dinner at Hamel Family Winery. Attendees walked away from the summit with a more comprehensive picture of the affluent sector, a renewed sense of focus and stronger connections to their Previews counterparts who are based all over the world

With 20 years of real estate experience, Zawacki is a top-producing real estate professional serving homebuyers and sellers in Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Norwalk, Greenwich, Wilton, and the surrounding communities in southern Fairfield County. She is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office located at 472 Riverside Ave. in Westport and can be reached at 203.856.9949 or Gail@SouthernCT.com.  

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., operates approximately 51 offices with more than 2,200 sales associates serving the communities of Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit www.ColdwellBankerMoves.com.

WESTON/WESTPORT COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL AGENTS ORGANIZE FOOD DRIVE FOR SEVENTH YEAR

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WESTON/WESTPORT COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL AGENTS ORGANIZE FOOD DRIVE FOR SEVENTH YEAR

November 17, 2014 – Thanksgiving gift cards will be distributed to the Weston Food Pantry and the Homes for Hope in Westport for families in need this Thanksgiving through the efforts of the agents at the Coldwell Banker offices at 472 Riverside Ave and 148 Main Street.

The offices are open to receive donations between 9am and 5pm Monday through Sunday and will be delivered Thursday, November 20.

This is the 7th Annual Drive to contribute to Weston Food Pantry and the Homes for Home. In the past bags were filled with groceries, but this year, due to dietary and other special needs, gift cards were determined to be more beneficial.

Each year many local families rely upon the services of these two organizations for Thanksgiving meals, and this year the need has increased. The success of this food drive, and others like it, depend upon the generosity of community members and neighbors throughout Weston and Westport.

For more information and questions please contact Gail Zawacki (203) 856-9949, gail@southernct.com, or Karen Hagen (203) 856-8028, karen.hagen@cbmoves.com.

About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester, N.Y., operates more than 50 offices with more than 2,200 sales associates serving the communities of Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, www.ColdwellBankerMoves.com, is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices.

 

GAIL LILLEY ZAWACKI RECEIVES COLDWELL BANKER® INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S ELITE AWARD

Westport, Conn. (May 1, 2014) – Gail Lilley Zawacki, a sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International President’s Elite award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 3 percent of approximately 85,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

Zawacki was honored during a special celebration at the Mohegan Sun on April 3. Invited sales associates and guests enjoyed food, music and dancing. Each year, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recognizes the work of exceptional sales associates and sales teams through its distinguished awards program.

With 19 years of experience, Zawacki has been successfully meeting the needs of homebuyers and sellers in Fairfield County, CT. She has been trained as an ABR, CRS, e-Pro, GRI, Antique Homes Specialist, Certified New Homes Specialist and Previews Property Specialist. Zawacki is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors.

“Gail has distinguished herself as one of the top real estate professionals in Fairfield County. She is well respected by colleagues and clients,” said Cathleen Smith, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. “I am pleased to recognize Gail for her many achievements, and I am confident she will continue to achieve tremendous success in the future.” 

Zawacki is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Westport, located at 472 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. She can be reached at 203-682-9444.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., operates approximately 52 offices with more than 2,200 affiliated sales associates serving the communities of Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit www.ColdwellBankerMoves.com.