Here’s a decent house

22 Pond Place

Yes, it’s in dreaded Cos Cob (did you know that I sold the most expensive house in Cos Cob this year? As I hope you’ve figured out, railing on Cos Cob is just a running joke of mine with Cos Cobber) but Pond Place is a good, quite street in a good location and at $875,000, this house is priced well – around 2001 level, I’d estimate. I’d be tempted to negotiate its price a bit because it makes no mention of having been updated since it was built in 1959 but the pictures (open house is Thursday)  show a house in good, well maintained condition and the late owner (disclosure – her son was a friend of mine way back when we went to Eastern) was not the type to let things run down. If this is in your price range, I would definitely give it consideration.

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  1. Cos Cobber

    Dude, when Riverside elects a congressman and holds all three Selectman seats let me know. Until then, its best to set up roots in the heart of real Greenwich; Cos Cob. Regardless of your political stripes, just like DC; the Cob continues to grow stronger.

  2. Cos Cobber

    If Fudrucker lived in Pemberwick, would we even know his name? Doubtful.

    • It’s a fine line, CC. Were Fudrucker to call Riverside his home, we’d have never heard of him because he just wouldn’t be important enough. And yes, Pemberwick would have doomed his political ambitions (as though Greenwich’s 90% republican majority wouldn’t have been sufficient) because no one listens to folks from the west,not even folks from the west. But Cos Cob is perfectly sized for men of modest means and a weak grasp of political philosophy, hence the success of Mssrs. Himes et als.

  3. Cos Cobber

    And so CF in circling back, perhaps unbeknownst to you, you have provided supporting logic to why this home on Pond Place makes sense at this price point: Cos Cob has outsized relevance.

  4. Cos Cobber

    A pond is better than an Ole ditch.

  5. Cos Cobber

    And hey, we’ll take what we can get over here. Whether we are in charge of the library cards, which way the sand is raked at Tod’s Point or the size of annual RE tax increase (let see, will it be 3.1 or 3.0%), we’ll take it.

    • If Cos Cob’s property taxes actually increased recently, it both defies history and demands an immediate appeal.It is my undrestanding that CC’s values have been plummeting since the arrival of those Eyetalians to work the factories and whore houses back in the 1880s. In fact, I thought Greenwich now pays residents to live in Cos Cob so as to keep up appearances. How come you’re the only one not wise to this program?

  6. Cos Cobber

    When you have collected enough wampum shells from the ditch to trade for dinner at Louie’s in Cos Cob let me know. We’ll settle this then. 🙂

  7. Cos Cob also, historically, has had the neatest, cleanest streets and driveways right after a heavy snowstorm.

  8. Anonymous

    BUYER BEWARE: The rumor was true, but the buyers found out the neighbor owns part of 22 Pond Place’s drive way. The prospective buyer wanted an updated survey completed but the seller would not agree to the terms. The buyer walked away.