Archie Stewart, 89, Longtime Resident and Prolific Home Builder

Archie Stewart, 89, of New Canaan, CT passed away on September 1, 2018 at home with his loving family by his side.  He was born on January 17, 1929 in Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland to the late William and Mary Jane Heatrick Stewart. Archie, the 11th of 13 children, was born and raised on Gartenane Farm. At the age of 18 he immigrated to Connecticut and worked as a stonemason and house builder. His work ethic was legendary, and more than 100 homes in New Canaan, Wilton, and Stamford were built by his hands. More important to him was the number of people he was able to help with his skills.

Purchased for $4.2 Million, Three Two-Family Homes at Harrison and Main To Be Renovated, Sold as Condos

A limited liability company owned by two developers from lower Fairfield County has purchased a set of three two-family homes in New Canaan for $4.2 million, and plans to convert them from rental units into condominiums.

Numbers 134, 138 and 142 Harrison Ave.—built in 1998 by Archie Stewart—sit on a total of .88 acres on the corner of Main Street. On Aug. 18, they were purchased by Harrison Avenue Development LLC, according to a property transfer recorded in the Town Clerk’s office. According to records on file with the Connecticut Secretary of the State, the purchasing company is controlled by Donald Corbo and Sandra and Jerry Effren. Corbo, of Darien, is owner of New England Properties Real Estate LLC and the Effrens, of Stamford, own Norwalk-based Greyrock Homes.

‘There Will Be Considerably Greater Loom’: Oak Street Neighbor Raises Concerns About Rebuilding Plan

Town officials postponed a decision on an Oak Street property owner’s application to rebuild a two-story home after next-door neighbors raised concerns about how the proposed new structure would loom over their house. Though a proposed two-family home at 50-52 Oak St. would be only “marginally taller than what is already there, it will be far closer to our property and therefore, there will be considerably greater loom,” Paul Crowley of 64 Oak St.—a Colonial that originally dates back to 1934, what scores of New Canaanites had come to know as Archie Stewart’s house at the corner of Green Avenue—told members of the Planning & Zoning Commission at their most recent regular meeting. “The people in this residence will have stadium seats, looking into my backyard and it will also block out late afternoon light,” Crowley said at the meeting, held March 29 at Town Hall. A proposal calls for special permit to create what would be a more conforming structure on the .29-acre parcel at 50-52 Oak St.