Not too much of note, but I thought 33 Ballwood in Old Greenwich stood out. $4.2 million, which puts it just out of my reach but having spent much of the fall working with a client sifting through this price range’s inventory, I think $4.2 is justified. Value in these situations is relative, and comparing 33 Ballwood to other Old Greenwich/Riverside homes, this is a decent price.
It was built for these owners in 2002 so it’s custom, not a spec, and the quality is exceptional. Great use of space, lots of expensive touches and solid. The yard is tiny, which rules it from consideration for those who want, you know, an actual yard, but if you’re willing to trade land for neighborhood, here you go. And many people are indeed willing to make that exchange, as evidenced by the strong recovery in prices down here. Plus, this house stayed dry during Sandy’s floods – that sets it apart from many older homes in the area.
A steal? Not on your life, but I think this is well priced. It’s Ellen Mosher’s listing, and Ellen almost always gets these things right.