Hmmm

42 Bote Rd

Somewhat to my surprise, 42 Bote Road, that Sean Dunne spec house asking $3.3 million, has an accepted offer. This is a nice, well-built home, but my client and I couldn’t make the numbers come out as Mr. Dunne wanted them to, notwithstanding his $600,000 price cut from $3.9. But someone else could, so good for them.

2 Parsonage

On the corner of North Street and Parsonage, 2 Parsonage is back on the market, asking $4.295 million. The seller paid $3,684,375 million (that must have been one protracted negotiation) for it in March, 2008 and its listing makes no mention of any improvements made since so I assume the price is based on an assumption that the market for this area has improved recently. That isn’t what I’ve noticed but as always, and as evidenced as recently as this morning’s news from Bote Road, I can be wrong.

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  1. Stanwich

    Not sure I understand how a home built in 2003 needs an extensive renovation including a new roof!! Makes you think that the builder did a really crappy job in 2003 and that under the hood this thing is a p-o-s.

    A TRADITIONAL COLONIAL EMERGES FROM AN EXTENSIVE RENOVATION BY THIS PROFESSIONAL OWNER/BUILDER COUPLE. EVERY IMAGINABLE UPDATE HAS BEEN APPLIED. NEW ROOF, HTD FLOORS, TOP OF THE LINE VIKING K, RENOVATED MARBLE BATHS, 5 EN-SUITE BDRMS, LL FINISHED W/MEDIA, EXERCISE, PLAY, WINE CELLAR RMS. WIDE MOLDINGS, CHRISTOPHER PEACOCK BUILTINS, STONE ACCENT AND 4 FPLS.

  2. Brown Eyed Girl

    Conveniently located at an intersection which boasts the one 3-color traffic light in all of mid-country Greenwich. Maybe some city folk won’t mind.

  3. Anonymous

    can’t believe people would pay 3 mm to live on that street. i guess the number must be around 2.8-9 mm

  4. anon

    is bote road pronounced “boat” or “bo-te”?
    imho, it’s one ugly ugly house. the four porthole windows in front would be the first thing I’d change; and that vagina-shaped master bath tub – seems they are all the rage but whoa, so strange. good thing this world is made of of “to each his own.” may the new owners have years of happy bathing.

  5. hollygolightly

    Stanwich: re Parsonage: maybe the sellers went from generic roofing to cedar shingles, which, for that size roof, would have cost a boatload. Also, I think ‘renovation’ is the wrong word. Rather, perhaps the sellers changed things to their own liking or had more expensive taste than the original builder. Just guessing. Also, to my eye, the kitchen seems wicked tiny – where’s the fridge? In the pantry?

  6. Greenwich Gal

    Did the Bote Road house work out the land problem with the neighbor? Apparently he owns a large strip of land in front of the house.

  7. armonk

    We looked at the Bote Rd house 3 weeks ago. Nice house but lacked tubs in at least 2 of the bathrooms. Way larger than the neighboring houses. Some issue about a storage building belonging to adjacent property owner.

  8. bote mom

    I live on Bote and was delighted to see that old uncared for ranch get replaced by this house. Its nicely done and I’m sure it’ll be a young family that moves in, which is perfect since this is the predominant demographic of the road.

  9. Anon

    I looked at 2 Parsonage Road a while ago. As I recall, the noise level from North Street, Parsonage, Fairfield is pretty bad. Greenwich Country Day School is so close, you feel that school’s out all the time. But, the quality is very good, in my opinion.

  10. anonymous

    I notice that nobody advertises “walk to schools” any longer because nobody walks to school any longer.

  11. anon

    as a kid i walked to school (GCDS) from near that house – i don’t know what my parents were thinking. a 10 year old crossing north street with a heavy bookbag? insane. there’s no walk to school in greenwich unless you literally hop the fence to school

  12. Get over it

    I can’t work out why some people who have nothing of value to say decide to post stupid remarks about a decent new house in a lovely neighborhood that has actually sold in this difficult market. “I have nothing to contribute to life so except stupid posts on internet sites so why don’t I make vulgar remarks about bathroom fittings being shaped in a certain manner”(the vulgarity is not funny, it is just ignorant and unnecessary) or there are more showers than baths? A neighbor owns the adjoining land?????? (is that not the definition of neighbor?) If you have nothing of value to say don’t bore us all with your dumb observations. A new, nicely built house in a decent Greenwich neighborhood sells, get over it!

  13. Get over it

    Fiven the critical reaction to 2 Parsonage on this blog, It must be a fab house.Where is the fridge? posts one thicko. Ever heard of the professional art of photography and marketing? Maybe the agent in question presumed that the photographs of the house would encourage people to view it, and lead people to presume that while not available to view on theinternetm the house actually not without a fridge, toilets, washing machines, garages, lights, a roof, a back door………..Have something of value to say? we are all ears.

  14. Anonymous

    The house is very nice inside, the road noise is a call somebody will have to make. Even some of the Belle Haven proper houses get droning I-95 noise all the time.

    • Agreed. There’s probably nothing that’s more subjective than noise tolerance, Anon, at least when reviewing houses. I’ve shown properties where I heard just a faint hum and had clients practically stick their fingers in their ears and shout, “make it stop!”. I’ve also shown houses right on the Merritt that I wouldn’t live in for a second and met reactions from, “let’s not bother getting out of the car” to, “Hey, I live in Brooklyn – this is noise?” Same thing with trains.

      So while I might rule some houses out of a showing because they don’t meet a client’s requirements for number of bedrooms, date of construction, whatever, I always suggest that the visit a “noisy” house in person so they can decide for themselves whether it annoys them.