85 Taconic road has returned to the market, asking $5.595 million. It sold for $5.850 in June, 2007, and that probably seemed like a bargain at the time because the builder had started off 470 days before at $6.995. I’m not so sure it was. To my jaundiced eye, the neo-shingle-style-Victorian-eclectic look grew tiresome when it first appeared around 2000, and now, 13 years later, the product looks like cookie-cutter clutter, spread throughout the mid and back country.
But that’s just me – I presume buyers in this range still like them because builders are still building them and used ones still sell. If I remember this one, it was built on so-so land but is quite nice inside, if you like this sort of thing. What I do remember vividly is the aluminum dryer vent sticking out of a side wall, a cheap touch that jarred on a $6 million home. The new owners have probably fixed that and I mention it only to illustrate what can stick in the memory.
So there it is, and you can buy it. It does have a convenient location going for it and again, my sense of style in no way reflects the market; in fact, it’s quite the other way around, and the more I like a house, the longer it takes to sell, generally. So take this review for exactly what it’s worth (to steal a phrase from Baba Booey).