Open House: 3 Bedroom on Old Tavern Road, Sunday, Feb. 7, 12-3 p.m.

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Feb 052016

8dea1da51a5f64eb-N10082330In the market for a 3 bedroom home in Orange? Join Realtor Wayne Hugendubel at 239 Old Tavern Road, on Sunday, Feb. 7 for an open house from 12-3 p.m.

Recently reduced in price this 2,193 Sq. Ft. single family home has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a 2-car garage.

Spacious Bi-Level with hardwood floors in most rooms. Open Living Room and Dining Room provides great flexibility in use.

Eat-in kitchen leads to newer trex deck overlooking private back yard.

Master Bedroom with its own full bath. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms.

Walk out lower level with huge Family Room with fireplace,tile flooring, full bath with Jacuzzi tub and plumbing in place for wet bar.

Updates include: lighted, paver walk way, newer hot water heater~2009, newer Trex deck, Central Air upgraded apx 2009; Gutter guards installed on newer gutter 2009;Front steps upgraded with blue stone; Lower level installed new tile flooring and marble on fireplace , added jetted tub and full bath ~2008. City Water; 200 amp electrical,Invisible dog fence and attic fan.

Offered for $349,900.

Property Transfers: One Sale Filed Jan. 21-29

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Feb 012016

SOLD SIGNTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this property transfer that was filed with his office on Jan. 21.

• (348 Boston Post Road), $3,500,000, Lambert Boston Association LLC to Majestic Empire Holdings LLC.

According to O’Sullivan, the owners of TGI Fridays sold the property, but the business will remain open.

Sunday’s Open House: Beautiful Farmhouse in Orange

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Jan 232016

Screen Shot 2016-01-23 at 12.29.56 PMRealtor Mark Fagan invites you to an open house at 341 Derby Ave, Orange on Sunday, Jan. 24  from 12-2 p.m.

This Charming 2,572 Sq Foot Vintage farmhouse with all the character of yesteryear, has 4 bedrooms, 1 full and 1 partial bathrooms

Lovingly restored, updated kitchen and baths allow modern convenience with classic architecture.

Entering through the private drive in rear of the property offers the feeling of a private country oasis. Original moldings, vestibule foyer and bannister stairway are only a few of the many original features that remain intact.

Working fireplace in large living room, main level laundry; walk up attic expanding full length of house with flooring, high ceiling and cedar closet.

Fenced 0.8 acre yard offers privacy for summer entertaining. Updated electric service and septic.

Offered for $259,900.

Open House: 4 Bedroom On Cul-De-Sac, Sunday from 1- 3 p.m.

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Jan 092016

432 Luba Drive

482 Luba Drive

See what you can get for $444,900. Open House, 482 Luba Drive, Sunday, Jan. 10, 1-3 p.m. 

4 BR, 3.1 baths, remodeled kitchen, 1st fl family room, new well, new septic, newer roof & furnace.

Cul de sac location.

Turkey Hill to Deer Run to Luba. 

Denise Mirto will be there to give you a tour.

Tell Denise you saw this on Orange Live.

Put Your Personal Touch Into This Large 5 Bedroom Home

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Jan 022016

Screen Shot 2016-01-02 at 12.01.44 PMLooking for a home with plenty of room? Check out 386 Hitching Post Drive, Orange.  

This large, 2,696 sq ft house on 1.07 acres is in the middle of renovations. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths (only 2 full baths in working order at this time).

The updated kitchen has plenty of cabinet space, an island and granite counter tops. It opens up into a formal dining room with hard wood floors and a slider onto the large deck.

Next to the dining room is a large living room with a lot of natural light and hardwood floors under the carpeting. There is a bedroom off of the living room and 3 other bedrooms down the hall. These 3 bedrooms all have hardwood floors.

The master bathroom has been renovated with a steam shower, seamless glass door and radiant heat in the floors.

There is a large 940 square foot addition on the back of the house off the kitchen where you will find the 5th bedroom, full bath to be finished and great room with radiant heat to be finished.

Most of the supplies have been purchased to finish off these rooms.

There also is a separate entrance for this addition- perfect for in-law use if needed.

The 900 square feet in the lower level has been gutted and waiting to be re built. Tile has already been purchased for the floor. It is framed out for a family room (fireplace already there), full bath, laundry room and storage room.

There also is a 24 x 28 work shop with separate entrance and area for 1/2 bath under the upstairs addition with a separate entrance.

New septic in 2004, Newer roof, siding, garage doors and well pump. Will not qualify for FHA

Asking price is only $299,000. Contact Sharon Tudino at Coldwell Banker Orange Office (203) 257-9601

Property Transfers: Oct. 6-13

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Oct 292015

home-for-sale-sold-signTown Clerk Patrick O’Sullivan released this list of property tranfers filed with his office between Oct. 6 – 13.

• 163 Boston Post Road, $525,000, One Hundred Sixty Three Boston Post Road to Sabsun LLC, filed on Oct. 5.

• 294 Hawthorne Lane, $320,000, Catherine Maturo to Guojian Cheng, filed on Oct. 8.

• 69 Red Cedar Circle, $299,900, Phyllis Mikhail to Salvatore Dauria Jr., filed on Oct. 8.

New Listing: Visit An Open House Today

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Oct 252015

l7fa47c45-w0xd-w640_h480_q80Here’s a new listing at 837 Bayberry Lane, Orange with an open house today, Oct. 25, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Maribeth Lightowler will show you this 4 (5) bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom total living space 3,204 sq feet on 0.81 acres offered for $330,000.

Imagine the possibilities! This oversized contemporary split boast of five bedrooms, large eat in kitchen, master bedroom with walk in closet and full bath,four additional bedrooms and over 3200 square feet on one of the most desirable streets in Orange.

Home is being sold as is; with updates and TLC; this home can be an outstanding home in Central Orange again. NOTE: 200 AMP electrical, central air on main floor of home only, two hot water electric heaters-one is rented, oil baseboard.

Includes, 2 car garage withAuto Garage Door Opener, Full Basement, Garage Access, Sump Pump, Unfinished Rooms Total: 9

Fireplace,  Open Floor Plan

Sewage System: SepticFuel Type: Above Ground, OilHot Water Fuel: ElectricWater Source: Private Well

Appliances: Dishwasher, Electric Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer.

Tuesday’s TP&Z Meeting Includes New Retail Store Application

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Oct 162015

zoningThe Orange Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.


Following is the agenda:

1. Review of the Minutes from the April 18, 2015 & September 1, 2015 meetings.

2. Old Business.

3. New Business.

4. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

5. Review of motion to withdraw lawsuit Genn MiGinnes & Jill MiGinnes vs. Planning & Zoning Commission of the Town of Orange. Walter M. Bespuda & Mary Ellen K. Bespuda.


*6. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING REGULATIONS. Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC. To amend Article XXIV Transit Oriented Development District Regulations.

*7. PETITION TO AMEND THE ORANGE ZONING MAP. Submitted by Orange Land Development LLC. To change the zoning designation of the subject property from LI-2/TODD Overlay to TODD. The submission includes a “concept plan” as required by the Orange Zoning Regulations. The subject property is an 8.091-acre site located beyond the eastern end of Salemme Lane. It is bordered by Dichello Distributors to the south; CTDOT Railroad right-of-way to the east; Yale University West Campus to the north; and Salemme Lane/Town of Orange, N/F Salemme-Riccio, and N/F Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC to the west. The parcel is currently undeveloped. The subject property is shown as “0 Marsh Hill Road,” containing 8.091 acres, on Map #2369 on file at the Orange Town Clerk’s office, and is designated by the Orange Assessor as Map/Block/Lot 3-1-1.


*8. ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT; AND SITE PLAN APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE. Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. This application is submitted as per Sections 383-90 A (2)(a) & E(2); 383-121, & 383-178 of the Orange Zoning Regulations. For a proposed Tractor Supply Company retail store and related outdoor display areas. A request has been made for a modification to the parking standards. A SITE PLAN APPLICATION; SITE PLAN APPLICATION – ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS SUPPLEMENT; AND SITE PLAN APPLICATION – LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT also have been submitted.

*9. APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY SPECIAL USE EARTH MATERIALS REMOVAL & FILLING. Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. Work is for required cut, fill & grading of earth materials in conjunction with the construction of a proposed 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company retail store with associated parking. An APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES also has been submitted.

10. SITE PLAN APPLICATION; SITE PLAN APPLICATION – APPLICATION – LIGHTING SUPPLEMENT Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. For the construction of a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company Retail Store with associated parking.

11. APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION OF SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES. Submitted by John L. & Gloria Capecelatro/Mark Capecelatro, Trustee. For property known as 253 Indian River Road. For the construction of a 19,097 sq. ft. Tractor Supply Company Retail Store with associated parking.

Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home In Great Neighborhood

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Oct 122015

Screen Shot 2015-10-12 at 2.00.34 AMIf you’re in the market for a new single family home, check out this beautiful 4 bedroom Colonial at 764 N Greenbrier Drive.

Sparkling 4 bedroom, 2.1 bath Colonial is beautiful inside and out! Great curb appeal with its new driveway, inviting front porch and professional landscaping. Pretty entry foyer to greet guests.

Formal Living Room with french doors to deck is great for entertaining. Lovely Formal Dining Room and Family Room with Skylight and fireplace are just off one of the most incredibly spacious kitchens in town.

Beautifully remodeled & expanded with cathedral ceilings, 2 skylights, granite, large island, double ovens, loads of gorgeous cabinets and sliders to the deck.

Large Master Suite with walk-in closet and a full bath.

The Lower level Bonus Room has a new carpet and walks out to patio.

Desired Neighborhood, Excellent School System and More. Offered for $424,900.

Interested? Call Renee Mascia at 203-877-0618.

Notes in a Nutshell: Aug. 18 Town Plan & Zoning — Affordable Housing

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Aug 182015

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.19.16 PMThe Town Plan & Zoning Commission met at the Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Chairman Walter Clark was not there, so Judy Smith presided over the meeting.

Report of Zoning Enforcement Officer

Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice has been policing the Boston Post Road.

Buttonball fines continue to accumulate, nearly $40,000 at this point.


Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.01.03 PMThis plan was discussed at the July 7 meeting.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING 8-30g APPLICATION – 504-506 Boston Post Road.  Submitted by AMP Investments LLC, for property known as 504-506 Boston Post Road.  The proposal is for an adaptive reuse of the rear building of the property currently known as 504 Boston Post Road. The intent is to make the plaza a mixed use Retail-Residential property with an 8-30g residential component.  Ten apartments are proposed.


Jeff Gordon speaking on behalf of the applicant: Below Market Rate Units are proposed.

30% have to be affordable 2 60% units and 1 80% unit would be provided here. (I suggest watching this on OGAT Video on Demand for Gordon’s detailed explanation when it is posted).

These will be rental apartments. The building owner would upgrade the apartments, making them more valuable and more taxes for the town with 2 80% units and 1 60% unit if the commission does not force them to go through an appeal process.

Rent would be 60% 1 bedroom unit $688 month plus $150 utilities (state formula calculation) 650sqft apt

Rent for 80% 2 bedroom unit $1,200+ plus utilities (state formula calculation) 875-1,300sqft

Resident Don Ludington and others in his neighborhood on Mallard Drive have concerns. their property abuts 506 Boston Post Road. They are afraid tenants will trash the wetlands as businesses had in the past. There is a danger to anyone who may have children because there is a very steep hill behind the building leading to the wetlands. Approval wouldn’t be in the best interest of the town, residents or other business owners.

No positive impact. The wetlands feeds into Indian Lake.

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.32.01 PMJim Garrand believes the plan should go through wetlands as well. The building was constructed as a furniture store overflow storage space and the builder illegally put a second floor on it many years ago. This is commercial space, if this goes in the entire town will be open to affordable housing.

This is the nesting area for Indian Lake, the wildlife could be in danger if it is developed as proposed and children are living there.

Gordon said the police commission, fire marshal and wetlands signed off on the application. The Units are not attractive to people with children. It’s really for empty nesters and older people.

“I know people get scared when they hear the words ‘affordable housing’ A 4 person family can have an income of $65,000 to be in the 80%,” Gordon said.

Commissioner Ralph Aschettino asked when the building was constructed. A quick records check showed that it was built in 2002.

Smith said the commissioners should all go and look at the property to see if there are safety issues with the drop off in the back as Mr. Ludington stated.

The public hearing was continued until the Sept. 1 TPZC meeting.