“Most expensive house in Greenwich!” blares the headline in Greenwich Time and its subsidiary the Stamford Echo. $33 million dollars! ($32,995,000, actually, but why quibble?). Wow!
Hell, this is just Mel Gibson’s old place at 124 Old Mill Road which sold less than two years ago for $24 million after sitting on the market for 1,018 days since early 2007, when it started at $39,500 million. I haven’t bothered to check but it’s likely GT wrote about it then, but how can they be expected to remember what happened two years ago, let alone five?
It’s a nice house and a large amount of land – 75 acres, fronting on the Merritt, but although its sellers claim to have “renovated” it, I doubt those renovations cost $9 million ($8,995,000). They could have, of course, who knows? The house is certainly large enough and old enough to absorb that kind of money.
I certainly don’t fault the listing agent, Joe Barbieri for working the public relations angle – that’s what a great agent does – but a real paper would do a little investigating of history and facts before merely reprinting a press release. A real paper.