Who knows what a new mansion should sell for these days but the one at38 French Road at least looks as though it should cost a lot. It’s a Georgian made from antique brick , set way back on the lot down a long driveway and, to my mind, will only look better in twenty years, as opposed to many of our new spec homes that are already looking silly and outdated. The rooms are beautifully proportioned, by which I mean the architect eschewed the airplane hangar look, and the quality of construction appears to be superb. If there’s a quibble here, I’d say that the back yard is a wee bit small for this price range – no nude sunbathing by the pool unless you don’t mind shocking your neighbors, but you aren’t going to get fifteen acres this close to town – life is compromise.
So will it sell? It certainly should, and, at the very least, it will kill other spec houses in its range (and there are a number of those). This one is the cream of that crop.