From a recent listing “FINE QLTY FINISHES ADDS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS RESIDENCE THAT MUST BE SEEN TO BE APPRECIATED”. I have no idea how the quality of finishes adds to the “importance” of a house nor am I sure I want an important house but someone did – the house sold very quickly for more than $4,000,000.
Another sale that surprised me was 15 Rockland Place in Old Greenwich. Came on asking $1,075,000 which, given its location next to the Old Greenwich Gables, its limited space (1670 sq.ft., 3 bedrooms) seemed a bit high to me. Wrong! Sold in a bidding war for $1,260,000. Go figure.