1929 homes – still wanted?

10 flaglerNew listing today: 10 Flagler Lane, 3.2 acres, great location, wonderful grounds, $7.950 million. I’m curious to see how this fares. It seems that the demand for the old classics is far weaker than it was even a decade ago, but that’s just my impression. Watch and see.

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  1. Anon

    I think there’s a difference between a clapboard 1929 home and one with a stone façade. The first being easier to sell. What’s the interior like? Need a full upgrade or is it up to date?

  2. D

    Is the listing posted? This is an awesome property although it’ll be next to several construction sites for the foreseeable future…

  3. The listing says : PLAQUED AS A GREENWICH LANDMARK…

    Does that mean it can’t be torn down? What exactly IS a Greenwich landmark?

    • A recognition without meaning or effect, EOS, passed out by the Greenwich Historical Society in the hopes of collecting a sizable contribution from the proud homeowner. Usually the driver of the bulldozer razing the place saves the plaque and bolts it alongside the others on the side of his machine, similar to a fighter pilot ace.

      • Anon

        The landmark committee handed out a slew of new plaques in late April at Belle Haven Club with usual assortment of attendees – David Ogilvy and a gaggle of blue hairs. Article and photos were in Greenwich Time. Chris’s assessment is correct. It’s not a (an?) historic designation like EOS might have in Bedford. Basically in Greenwich, it’s a waste of a good piece of metal.

      • Anonymous

        That is funny 🙂

        • anonymous

          Funnier still is the Belle Haven Club itself got a plaque and there is exactly nothing left of the original building.

  4. i accept the owner’s right to control their property however they see fit, but, i am always (98.7%) sorry to see an old house torn down (for all the obvious and not-so-obvious reasons). there are a few architects (not many!) whose work is worth preserving.

    of course, not everybody sees things the same way. Steve Jobs tore down a very fine design by the great George Washington Smith, but, i will admit, the replacement was going to be pretty cool (doubt it will happen now that Steve ain’t around).

    it’s like a view, if you want it, YOU should buy the property.