900 Lake Avenue is a 1790 house that was beautifully and tastefully expanded and renovated in 2006. Two acres, a great site for a pool and five bedrooms. I hate to describe it as the perfect weekend house because that implies it’s not suitable for full-time living, which in fact it is. But it’s a few minutes north of the Merritt and I could see a couple of New Yorker types zipping up the Hutch and enjoying the place. Asking $3.875 million.
11 Winding Lane is some of the finest land I’ve seen in a while, certainly in “The Golden Triangle”. 2.94 acres, most of which are meadows or beautiful formal gardens, a pool, and all far enough removed from Lake Avenue to escape traffic noise. The only fly in the ointment is its price, $7.9 million (assessment is $3.603). The owner claims she doesn’t have to sell and she’s proven that by keeping it on the market for years now, unsold. Sigh. But it is sweet land. The house is a tear-down, for most buyers.