13 Hoover Road under contract, asking price $769,9000. Previous sales in this Sound Beach Avenue Extension neighborhood for houses of this vintage have been in the $500,000 range, so a price barrier appears to have been breached.
38 Dairy Road has finally sold for $1.8 million, after starting off long ago at $3.495. The owner paid $1.640 for it in 2000 so his aggressive pricing might be understandable, but this is, and has always been, a land sale: the house is obsolete.
And lo, 217 Taconic Road, asking $14,500,000 finally has a contract. This too started off high: $24 million, back in 2006, but it just shows, knock off ten million or so and a house starts looking attractive. Eleven acres, 13,000 to 17,000 sq. ft. depending, I guess, on whether you include the outbuildings. Spectacular place.