FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fourteen luxurious estates will be featured Sunday on the Annual Fall Festival-Luxury Home Tour, sponsored by the Fairfield-based Vanderblue Team of the Higgins Group. Proceeds will be donated to Operation Hope.
Homes from Greenwich to Greenfield Hill in Fairfield will be open to the public, and four will be for ticketed visitors only. Among the four private showings are:
- Grammy-award winner Michael Bolton’s two-estate waterfront compound;
- a magnificent 28-acre estate owned by a 2013 double nominee colorist for feature films;
- a four-level waterfront estate in a gated community with vistas of Shore and Country Golf Course, Long Island Sound and a breathtaking wildlife preserve area; and
- the Kellogg House, a renowned artists’ historic storybook antique showcasing one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
“Autumn is a breathtaking time to celebrate our Fairfield County lifestyles, but also a time to demonstrate our gratitude by giving,” said Julie Vanderblue, president of the Higgins Group, a Christie's International Real Estate affiliate and CEO of Vanderblue Associates. “This is a wonderful opportunity to promote our extraordinary estates, inviting people from all over the tri-state area to discover all that Fairfield County offers, from real estate to apple and pumpkin picking, while raising money for a very worthy cause.
"Many people just don’t realize that 33,000 people in Connecticut were homeless last year, half of which are children. Every dollar helps and the Vanderblue Team will continue to find innovative ways to bring buyers and sellers together while creating pleasurable ways to raise funds for those in need.”
Immediately following the tour, invited and ticketed guests will enjoy an evening social event from 4 to 7 p.m. at “The Hill House,” a magnificent 10-acre estate at 3236 Congress St. in the heart of Greenfield Hill.
Guests will mingle with builder of Jeff Tallman, learn more about each estate on tour, enjoy fine wine and delicious delicacies, bid on valuable silent auction gifts, and enjoy a couple of celebrity surprises. Tickets are $25 with limited complimentary passes and discounts available .
A complete list of the homes is available online.
Sponsors include Wells Fargo, Penner Law Firm, Penske Automotive, Greenfield Hill Wine & Liquors, Osianna Restaurant and The Grey Goose and other community members.
For more information about all homes on tour or for invitations or tickets, call 203-259-8326, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website.