Every Home Has A Story
Built in the 1930’s and sitting on just over 6 acres of elegantly landscaped grounds, this remarkable estate embodies the exquisite craftmanship of a bygone era.
This is the first video the Engels ever did. The subject is a stunning Elliot Noyes’ midcentury modern in Wilton Connecticut. We thought this kind of house with its massive glass windows would appeal to New Yorkers so we enlisted the help of New York City super-agent Brian Lewis and put him in a sexy car. Susan originally dressed casually with a massive floppy hat and I told her, “Oh, no, you have to change your clothes. I need you to look mid-century modern, very Jackie-O, maybe in a pillbox hat.” We made this video without a script and since it was Brian’s first time in the house you’ll hear Brian reacting with genuine surprise as Susan takes him around the house pointing out each feature. This is still one of my favorite videos. Its a great house and the video tells a complete story with a beginning, middle and end and a bit of humor, but not in a way that overpowers the house. 62 Moriarity Drive, Wilton, CT
John and Susan are totally serious in this one, talking about midcentury modern aesthetics and the history of the midcentury modern movement in New Canaan. The house has no furniture, so they bring along a variety of chairs and present a variety of scenes that show off the textures, colors and forms that describe this movement best. Many people think this video is their best. 1380 Ponus Ridge
In this video John tries to sell us on the possibilities for this beautiful flat 2 acre lot with stone walls. Since the house does not exist John introduces us to the entire development team, making the most of the construction equipment and walks us around the proposed floor plans in order to tell the story 85 Carter Street
This video features John and Susan in a really beautiful $3 million house with dramatic front entrance and great shingle-style architectural integrity. There were so many different fun features we wanted to bring forward so most of the video is spent grilling outside, playing by the pool, competing over foosball in the basement, exercising in the gym and exploring the wine cellar. The challenge with this house was a non-traditional layout and we thought we could overcome the challenges with a lifestyle video. 242 Wahackme Road – New Canaan, Connecticut
"They don't allow bears in videos?" A totally unique Silvermine mini-estate offers this unique character filled architecturely redesigned colonial along with a separate detached 1 bedroom apartment. Located on a private lane with over one acre of secluded, landscaped property with man-made koi pond. Designed around a huge family room (the Lodge) with lofty ceilings, stone fireplace & wood stove. Large eat in kitchen with center aisle and custom cabinetry with sliding glass pocket door leading to large solarium with double sliding doors leading to patio. A split staircase separates four bedrooms to enhance privacy. Finished lower level with 5th bedroom, den or home office. The 1 bedroom apartment is ideal for guests or private quarters. Must be seen to be fully appreciated. 4 Indian Hill Road – Norwalk, Connecticut