Melinda Ely Dubow fell in love with Litchfield county in 2003 when her husband's family bought an Ehrick Rossiter house in Washington. In 2014, after years of living in Manhattan and summering in the Hamptons, she and her family decided to make Washington their year-round home. It is one of the best decisions she has ever made.
In New York City, Melinda has spent more than a dozen years working as a real estate agent for the Corcoran Group, where she became known for her dedication to serving clients. There is nothing she likes more than helping people find a home they love. Over the years she has enjoyed a great repeat clientele and referral business, which is a credit to her professionalism, warm sense of humor and sensitivity to clients' needs. Corcoran's parent company NRT has recognized her contributions to the company on numerous occasions, including as a Top 1,000 Sales Associates Nationwide and Top 2% of NRT's 45,000 Sales Associates Nationwide. Before that she had worked for nine years in the hotel industry, most notably as Sales & Marketing Director at the Hotel Elysée in Manhattan. She now divides her practice between Manhattan and Litchfield county.
Originally from Philadelphia's Main Line, Melinda attended Agnes Irwin School and boarded at St. Timothy's School in Stevenson, Maryland. She attended the American College of Switzerland in Leysin, Switzerland, and graduated with a degree in International Relations from Boston University.
She and her husband Charles have two children, a daughter at Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot and a son at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut, and three dogs. In her spare time she loves to cook, golf, do Pilates, play backgammon, go for walks in Steep Rock and attend her children's many sporting and theatrical events.
Unlike so many other weekend destinations close to Manhattan, Washington—and its surrounding towns—maintains a traditionally rural feeling but also a vivid cultural and culinary scene. It is never a problem to park, traffic is minimal, the community is friendly and stress non-existent. Whatever the season, the natural beauty of the area is breathtaking and unspoiled. There is golf and tennis in the summer, skiing in the winter, and antiquing and great restaurants all year round. In joining Klemm, Melinda wants to help others discover just how special this corner of Litchfield county can be.