45 Highview Avenue, $2.795, reports an accepted offer. This is about as typical a new house you’ll find in Old Greenwich, at a typical price, so it provides a good idea of what to expect if you’re looking. 1/4 acre lot, four bedrooms, 3 baths up, nanny room with bath, plus playroom, in the dungeon, and the usual kitchen/playroom/dining room on the first floor. The best thing about one of these houses is that if you come home drunk and wander into the wrong one, you’ll know the exact layout, even in the dark.
The listing claims 4,500 square feet but I’d estimate it at closer to 3,000, with the rest buried underground. Detached garage, as our new zoning laws demand, but at least it’s a real building, with walls and all that, instead of a latticework FARport.
Looking at this house, and knowing all about the convenience of walking to school and town, the family neighborhood and wonderful neighbors etc. etc., I’m not surprised that I’m selling more mid country homes these days than I am in Old Greenwich and Riverside. For the same price, slightly older construction, you can get 7,000 square feet, two acres and a pool. And your neighbors will be just as nice.
But that’s the beauty of Greenwich – something for everyone.