39 Cross Lane (Cos Cob, if the above-ground pool didn’t already give that away), sold for $960,000. This was a decent house on a good street.
28 Oval Avenue, Riverside, asking $1.275 has (another) accepted offer. Another very decent house, I thought, dated and in need of updates but a reasonable amount of money spent here would make sense.
23 Dorchester, also in Riverside, asking $1.295, also reports an accepted offer. This is plain vanilla structure housing but it’s also, like Oval, about what you should expect to pay for this level house in Riverside. Walk to schools, trains, but forget playing polo in the backyard.
The owners of 28 Thunder Mountain Road, so named because of the roar of the nearby Merritt, bought it new from its builder for $5.650 million back in 2008, after he’d marked it down from its 2006 price of $6.495. That doesn’t look like such a bargain today (but what 2008 price does?) as they’ve cut its price from $5.9 to $5.295. Less than they paid for it, but this road and a number beginning with a “5” don’t feel as though they belong together. At least, not to me.