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Ann Lineberger

Ann Lineberger

Licensed in Connecticut
Wilton Office


Tel: (203) 762-8118
Cell: (203) 981-9011

2012 Halstead Property Wilton Agent of the Year
Halstead Property 2012 Silver Circle Member

Ann Lineberger’s love of architecture and training as an interior designer make her a valuable asset to her real estate clients. Ann’s expertise allows her to help clients envision how they could live in existing spaces, renovate homes to better suit their needs and stage homes prior to sale.

Before starting to sell real estate and running an interior design and home staging business, Ann Lineberger Interiors, Ann worked for fifteen years in journalism. She largely covered the interior design industry. In 2004, she authored the book New Spaces, Old World Charm (McGraw-Hill). In it, she discusses how top interior designers and architects add a sense of age to new construction. Ann wrote the book to help those who admire the details of antique homes but prefer updated floor plans and amenities. In 2006, after living in two antique homes, Ann directed the building of a "new old" Colonial farmhouse for her family. When Ann works with real estate clients, she is happy to share her related experiences and knowledge with them.

Ann is very familiar with the towns of Fairfield County, having grown up in Stamford and returning to buy a home in Wilton over ten years ago with her husband, Christopher Lineberger, who is from New Canaan. Lured by its rural impression, friendly atmosphere and excellent school system, Ann and Chris are raising their family in Wilton.

Prior to settling in Connecticut, Ann lived in Manhattan for ten years on the Upper Eastside and Westside. Given Ann’s life and work experience, she is especially skilled at working with clients who move from an urban setting to a suburban setting or vice versa. Ann understands the lifestyle changes, and believes that educating her clients about the locales and life within them is the best way to ensure they will be happy in their new homes.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Independent Studies Program from Providence College
  • Master of Arts in Journalism from New York University
  • Associate in Applied Science from the New York School of Interior Design

While in school, Ann traveled several times to Europe to formally study the history of architecture and spent much of her time in Italy where she developed an understanding and respect of architecture, ranging from antique to modern.

Professional Affiliations and Interests:

  • Seller Representative Specialist
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative
  • Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • American Society of Interior Designers (Allied)
  • Friends of Horizons at Greens Farms Academy
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Connecticut Press Club
  • Connecticut Muse Literary Society

Along with her family, Ann is a member of Connecticut’s Wee Burn Country Club and Maine’s Prouts Neck Country Club. Her favorite charities include Horizons at Greens Farms Academy, the Fresh Air Fund, ASPCA, Wilton Land Conservation Trust and National Trust for Historic Preservation. In her free time, Ann enjoys spending time with her family, reading, film and running. She continues to study architectural history and interior design.

We thoroughly appreciate Ann Lineberger and Claire Nichols for their dedication and tireless effort during our home search. Ann and Claire are extremely patient and careful listeners, and we felt like they understood our priorities from the first day. They are honest in providing feedback and we knew we could trust their expert advice. They were flexible in scheduling showings and very responsive to our questions on multiple listings. Once we had decided on a house, they guided us through the buying process and were so helpful in navigating through the deal. They even provided recommendations for contractors for some of the work we planned to do after closing. We highly recommend this spectacular team and would work with them again in a heartbeat! - Michelle R.
"Ann Lineberger and Claire Nichols are not only really good at their job but they are also great people and make a rather stressful process a very enjoyable one. They are witty and funny and so very knowledgeable and do take their time to answer any questions, provide pertinent information and help you find your home, without rushing or pushing. They are an amazing team and we can not thank them enough for all their help and patience. They are a true gem and you will not regret for a second entrusting them with finding your home." - Natalia and David R.
"When my wife and I decided to look for a home in Wilton, a friend referred me to Ann, who is the realtor he and his colleagues had used. Working with Ann quickly became a pleasant and professional endeavor. Ann is a careful listener, heeding our comments at each house and developing a very accurate opinion of the style of home and type of lot we were looking for. Her non-pushy demeanor allowed us to feel comfortable during the searching process and ultimately displayed the confidence she has in her own training and field of work. Throughout the process she gave us knowledgeable advice and aptly guided us through all the required paper work and inspections. Ann is completely professional and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to any of my friends or acquaintances." - Ryan C.
“Ann Lineberger was the consummate, understanding professional throughout this process. During a home buying process that required short notice trips, with all day showings and a long distance move from Ohio to Connecticut, Ann was accommodating in every way including taking the time to fully understand our taste and needs and vetting the houses in advance. In fact, her attention to details and care during the buying process, allowed us to purchase the home we did under challenging timelines. She made a stressful time far less stressful for our entire family. I must add that Ann’s support didn’t end when we purchased the home as she also took the time to introduce us to others in our neighborhood who she knew making the transition from Ohio to Wilton that much easier. We would highly recommend her to anyone considering buying, or selling, a home.” - Kevin and Chandra R.
"Ann helped us navigate through the process of buying our first home while being extremely responsive to our requests and easy to work with. Ann is a great listener and her ‘no pressure’ style was a refreshing change from other agents. We would highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a home in Fairfield County." - Nicole J.
"Ann was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and extremely knowledgeable in every step of the process. We were relocating from another state and needed her expertise to help us work around a time frame that included getting the kids settled before the school year. We are now in a home that we love thanks to her!" - Steve W.
"Ann was professional and a joy to work with during the time we sold our home. Her expertise in interior design was critical in staging our home to sell during this tough market. Ann went the extra mile to ensure our home looked the best it could –from purchasing plants to vases & candles. Throughout the experience she clearly communicated our options and represented us to potential buyers professionally. I highly recommend her for any home sell/search or interior design projects." - Sarah O.
"Ann is amongst one of the best agents out there. She enjoys what she does, is extremely thorough, helpful and dedicated. She made our search and purchase of our new home easier than we thought. She was not pushy, she really listened to what we wanted. She was so helpful that we are now working with her to sell our condo." - Monica F.
"Ann Sample-Lineberger is a gem of an agent. Her wide experience in business, journalism, and design gives her invaluable insight into all aspects of real estate sales. She has the ability to calmly steer sellers and buyers through the complexities of the process with advice that is always helpful, clear, and fair." - John S.
"Ann did a great job helping us through a series of challenging real estate transactions in a very difficult environment." - Frank J.

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Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Ann Lineberger represented the buyer, the seller, or both:


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Sneak Peek Inside 90 Cannon Rd - Wilton, Connecticut

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Ann Lineberger, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 762-8118 - Cell: (203) 981-9011 alineberger@halstead.com Claire Nichols, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 762-8118 - Cell: (203) 570-5768 cnichols@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside A View From Above: 90 Cannon Road

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Ann Lineberger Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 762-8118 Cell: (203) 981-9011 alineberger@halstead.com Claire Nichols Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 762-8118 Cell: (203) 570-5768 cnichols@halstead.com

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