If you’re selling your house and are lucky enough to have the local paper profile it, do yourself a favor and have a professional photographer supply the pictures for the article and don’t just hand your Instamatic to the pool boy and ask him to take a few snaps. Why waste the opportunity?
So Benny Goodman’s old teardown* in Stamford is for sale and that’s nice; it belongs to the daughter of the late Marjorie Rowe, whom Greenwich Time refers to as “the grand dame of Greenwich real estate”. No comment.
But really, how do you blow 23 pictures?
* before you get mad at me for this characterization, read the article. The Historical Society describes it as “interesting” and ” a house with personality” but assures the reporter that there’s nothing stopping a new owner from tearing it down. They also point out that whoever owned it in the 1930′s added a bunch of Colonial crap to it to make it appear even older than it is. Between bad additions and remuddling, the house has no historical value and that’s what the preservationists are saying, politely.
Another thought: if this house is under the Westchester Airport flight path, should the seller give it a name, as some local realtors like to do, and christen it “Benny and the Jets”? Just asking.