I mentioned 12 Cottontail Lane in a post below, describing it as “a teardown on one acre in the R-2 zone”. That elicited the following comment from an anonymous reader who I suspect is neither a neighbor or the seller’s mother but more likely, the listing agent:
12 Cottontail is a charming house on a lovely lot that is largely cleared, flat and beautifully landscaped. Whether it is a teardown, build up or stays as is is matter of conjecture.
Okay then, what does the agent herself say about this house in the listing information she supplied to the MLS? Built in 1949, no mention of renovations or improvements. And, “perfect for renovation or to build a new home”. So am I trashing it or is she?
The land is indeed very nice, although being half-sized is going to restrict what one can build here. And while I myself could live very comfortably in the existing house and feel lucky to do so, I’m single and in my dotage – modern young families with more demanding tastes and wants won’t feel the love here, I don’t think.
Whatever, the house is what it is; it seems silly to pretend it’s something it is not.