Commenting on my first post about this property (below) a reader asked why I “waste my time viewing obviously overpriced listings”. Generally, I don’t – if I see a new listing that’s light years from what the street it’s on will support, I skip it, saving it for when the seller snaps out of it. But this property isn’t in that category – not entirely, anyway, and besides, it’s been built and listed by friends of mine, so off I went (the offer of free lunch might have played a small role in that decision, too.)
And I’m glad I saw it. The “water glimpses” I envisioned turn out to be great, sweeping views – across and down the neighbors’ driveways, admittedly, but the view is protected and it’s very nice. Stamford Harbor’s light house is part of the scene, which adds a little something. And the house itself is one of the best house for entertaining I’ve seen. An entire glass wall folds away, revealing those water views and opening to a terrace, with fireplace, that wends its way back to the kitchen – dining area so that the ground floor serves as a really cool party central. The bedrooms are nice; all but one has a water view, and decks and balconies abound.
What would I price it at? I’ve written the number on a scrap of paper and hidden it in my desk drawer or I would have if the Ikea special Frankie Futter provided me had a drawer. As it is, I’ll just say that I wouldn’t have been as confident of market conditions as my friends (did I mention these guys are my friends?) are, but they have enough experience and judgement that I’m certainly not going to gainsay them (publicly). So we’ll just see what Mr. Market says and I’ll report that news when it happens.