Rarer than hens teeth, a contract for new construction has been reported in Darien. This house was listed on the Greenwich MLS and I viewed it a couple of times with clients. Really a beautiful house, across from the polo field, and after being reduced from $5.950 to $4.450, a pretty good buy, it would seem. Interesting that Greenwich builders used to justify their high prices by citing the high costs associated with building down here. I can’t believe Darien is any cheaper, and this house was built to a standard that would have had an asking price of at least $7.5 million in Greenwich. Hmm.
Another point of interest: I showed this to clients who loved the house but rejected the entire town of Darien after speaking with friends and deciding that Darien is still anti-Semitic. Is that true? I know that “A Gentleman’s Agreement” was written here, but that was in the 1950s. Greenwich has travelled light years from that sorry past but at least in the perception of some people, Darien has not. This is, of course, a verboten subject for real estate agents to discuss under the Fair Housing Act but I have never claimed to devote this blog entirely to real estate, so the heck with it – I’m interested.