900 Lake Avenue is back, asking exactly what it’s been asking for the past year, $3.295 million (it started at $4.125 back in 2010, so there has been some movement during its time on the market). I really like this house – it was an old antique – 1790 or so, gutted, expanded, made new, essentially, in 2005. It’s beautiful and its layout works for me but not, obviously for real buyers, though I don’t know why. It’s biggest hurdle is probably its location a mile above the Merritt – nothing that the right price won’t cure. Good house (a bit of a sketchy yard, but deal with it).
Interesting web site set up by its previous broker. I assume this was part of some idea to sell to NYC weekenders but if so that proved misguided (it didn’t sell: res ipsa loquitor). Regardless of the intended market, the video is odd in that it devotes less than a minute to, you know, the house, then turns its attention to the tennis courts and skating warming hut at Binney Park, the road to (gated, private) Meads Point, Riverside Yacht Club’s (private) beach and the White Plains Bloomingdales. Bloomingdales?
God Made a Farmer it is not.