Having shaken off the worst affects of a week of debauchery and determined to get at least a smidgen of work done before they close shop again for Martin Luther Kingdom Day (s), the staff at the Greenwich Association of Realtors straggled into the office this morning and have posted reports of a few real estate transactions that snuck in just under the new year’s tax increases.
79 Bush Avenue, Belle Haven, sold for $6.9 million, a mere $1 million below its asking price.
71 Baldwin Farms South sold for $3.050.
652 Riversville Road, ranch on four acres, asking $1.995, no word yet on what it’s getting.
23 Chieftans, asked $3.250 million, down from its 2005 asking price of $4.250 and below its various other suggested prices in the intervening years. Owners paid $3.050 for it in 2003 and they may end up close to that number now. The allure of the Chieftans development has always eluded me, but some folks obviously like it.
128 Riverside Avenue is now at $995,000 (sold for $775 in 2001). Cute house, but tiny, with just one bathroom to serve all three “bedrooms” – two and a closet, actually – and even that bathroom, though updated, retains its 1929 size and layout. Perfect for a childless couple but if your family plans envision more than a cat or two, this may be too small for your purposes. I assume that if it were possible to expand this house someone already would have, so you probably shouldn’t plan on doing anything ambitious here.
UPDATE: Brother Anthony points out that this house (Anthony calls it “Stockbroker Tudor”) was a mere forty years old when we were growing up down the street and no one considered it then to be an “Old Cottage”. Perhaps this new signage is an attempt by the listing agent to make up for the prohibition against tasteful Realtor signs?