4 Middle Way in Lucas Point is pretty nifty, even at $5.1 million. Still gorgeous after a century and brought up to date with charm and quality. The yard will probably not appeal to a young family: there is none, as it’s been transformed into gardens, koi pond and a pool. You could, if you insist, dig up the beautiful specimen plantings and create a play area (why bother? Your kids will be inside playing video games or away at travel ball anyway) but if you do that you could ensure a warm welcome from your new neighbors by inviting them to come over and dig up what you don’t want. $100,000 or so of free plantings will endear you to the wiser people around you.
I saw another house (whose identity shall be omitted to protect the foolish) that was nicely updated and in good condition on a pretty good street. I thought it would be worth sending its listing to some clients of mine who are looking in the $1, $1.1 range but when I got to the kitchen where the listing information was I saw that it’s been priced at $1.5. Maybe it will sell for that much, but I’m not bothering to mention it to my buyers. I think it’s a stupid price.