I really liked 46 Dewart Road when it came on a couple of months ago and said so at the time. Priced at $3.295, it just sold for $3.1 million. The house itself is an 1850 barn, moved on site and expanded some forty years ago, so while it has no historical value, I suppose, I’d have been delighted to live in it as is, were it affordable at my pay grade. I suspect that it won’t survive: the price really reflects just the land value of two beautifully landscaped acres and that’s probably what attracted this buyer. I don’t know that, of course, but hat tip to listing agent Barbara Daly for setting its price at a level that ensured it would sell so quickly (45 DOM). And I’m pleased that the owners did so well because I’m selling a house around the corner and had assured my buyers that the land they were buying was worth at least $2.5 million – $3.1 makes me look overly cautious but improves the attractiveness of the deal. My folks are paying more than this house sold for, but then, they’re getting a great house along with the land, for not that much more.
And don’t tell EOS, but 12 Stone Brook née Hooker Lane, asking $2.595 million, has an accepted offer. Good house, but I’m guessing it sold despite its online pictures, not because of them.