Some sales, some new listings

Three sales, two new properties on the market.

Sales:

122 Riverside Avenue

122 Riverside Avenue

122 Riverside Avenue, $720,000. It’s a half-acre on the tracks, but $720’s a good price. I had a busted deal on this for more, so the seller did well, between that deposit and these sales proceeds.

59 Riverside Lane

59 Riverside Lane

59 Riverside Lane, $1.670 million. 2005 construction, this price is right in line with current selling prices here, these days.

18 Shore Acre

18 Shore Acre

18 Shore Acre, Old Greenwich, $2.070 million.

New:

70 Upper Cross Road, to be built, 10,000 sq. ft. on 10 acres, $12 million. Your call.

122 Round Hill Road

122 Round Hill Road

122 Round Hill Road looks fantastic, and if I had $16 million in my pocket, I’d buy it.   Maybe not at the full asking price, mind you, but this may not be so far off and compared to that Clapboard Ridge’s price tag of $25 million, it’s a positive steal. Besides having what appears to be an old beauty of a house (which could easily swallow several million in renovations), the parcel is 17 acres comprising five separate building lots. Myself, I’d keep the whole thing intact, fix the existing home and sit back and enjoy it for awhile, knowing that I had all those lots serving as a land bank. This much land so close to town is a rare, beautiful thing.

But I don’t have sixteen-million dollars.

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31 responses to “Some sales, some new listings

  1. Anonymous

    Does Walt live nearby?

  2. Anonymous

    122 Round Hill looks incredible, it is like your own country club.

    • Anon

      you forget these thugs:
      Knight Ridder
      11/06/98 Reposted 11/8/98 By Frank Greve

      WASHINGTON — A wealthy friend of the Clintons offered Linda Tripp help finding a private-sector job and treated her to lavish weekends, according to Tripp, at the same time last year that Monica Lewinsky sought job help from Clinton ally Vernon Jordan.

      Tripp’s reputed benefactor, New York philanthropist Norma Asnes, is a widow, author and theater producer who hit it off with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her mother when they met during the1992 campaign, according to a former aide to the first lady.

      Until recently, Asnes kept a Georgetown townhouse where she occasionally played hostess to the Clintons and White House staff. Over the last four years she has contributed $59,500 to Democrats, according to federal records, and is listed among “longtime friends” of the Clintons in a tally provided by the White House last year of Lincoln Bedroom guests.

      Asnes’ offers of help were accompanied by penetrating questions about what Tripp knew of White House flirtations involving the president, Tripp told Lewinsky in a phone call that Tripp tape-recorded and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr turned over to Congress.

      According to Tripp, her job talks with Asnes occurred between October 1997 and January 1998, a period when Lewinsky was urging Tripp to lie in a sworn deposition about Lewinsky’s liaisons with the president. President Clinton was especially concerned about Tripp after July 1997, when Lewinsky told him that she and Tripp were confidantes.

      Why Asnes would have befriended Tripp is a question that has caught the attention of congressional investigators in the House Judiciary Committee. But committee Chairman Henry Hyde, R-Ill., has decided to rein in impeachment hearings. As a result, a full-scale inquiry of Asnes’ role is unlikely, one committee aide said, because “we’ve got a very tight timeline and the focus of our efforts is on the Starr referral.”

      The Tripp-Asnes story was pieced together by Knight Ridder from materials Starr sent Congress. Asnes was never called before the Washington, D.C., grand jury that heard witnesses in the Lewinsky case, but Starr’s investigators did interview her in New York, according to two people familiar with the inquiry. Starr spokesman Charles Bakaly did not reply to questions left on his voice mail about Asnes and her dealings with Tripp.

      Asnes is not talking either. She hung up the phone when a reporter called and did not respond to subsequent queries and messages left over a week’s time with her answering services, her sister and her son, Anthony. “There’s nothing there; there’s no story,” Anthony Asnes said in a recent telephone interview.

      He declined to discuss his mother’s dealings with Tripp, however, saying it would be inappropriate.

      Based on the Lewinsky-Tripp telephone transcripts, Tripp never was certain of Asnes’ motives.

      “She said she feels very close to me,” Tripp confided to Lewinsky at one point, “and you know I hate to sound like a skeptic, but why?”

      “I mean, but let’s not forget whose best friend she is,” Tripp later reminded Lewinsky and herself, referring to Asnes’ alliance with the first lady.

      Tripp, who works for the Pentagon, met Asnes when Asnes was a guest on a mid-`90s Pentagon trip that Tripp arranged, said a former White House aide who knows Tripp.

      Asnes and Tripp knew each other only slightly, Tripp told Starr’s investigators, until Newsweek magazine quoted Tripp to confirm a claim by former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey that the president had groped her in a 1993 Oval Office encounter.

      Asnes called Tripp a few weeks after Newsweek’s story broke in August 1997, Tripp told investigators, and invited Tripp to spend a luxuriant weekend at Asnes’ Fifth Avenue apartment. Later, Asnes hosted Tripp for another weekend at Asnes’ country house in Greenwich, Conn.

      Tripp told Lewinsky after the first visit that Asnes had urged her to come up every two months, “so she can get me out.” In her recorded conversations with Lewinsky, Tripp said Asnes offered to introduce her to several business executives Asnes knew, including the president and CEO of Becton Dickinson and Co., a big New Jersey-based medical technology company that Asnes’ late husband, Marvin, had commanded. Asnes also pressed Tripp to join her and her friends on a private charter cruise, and invited Tripp to Washington theater parties and receptions.

      Tripp was awed by Asnes’ lifestyle.

      “Waiters serve the food at the dinner table,” Tripp told Lewinsky. “She has a full-time caretaker on the property in a house bigger than mine.”

      Tripp did not take Asnes up on her job help offers, made in November 1997 and January 1998, but discussed them with New York literary agent Lucianne Goldberg, who had advised Tripp to tape Lewinsky and elicit confessions from the former White House intern. “Both Linda and I thought it extremely odd that this woman was so attentive,” Goldberg said in a telephone interview. “I mean, Linda was not going to add anything to her social swirl.”

  3. Midcountry

    Round Hill Road estate is incredibly underpriced. Should go right away in a bidding war.

    • Well you’d want to know the value of those five lots before concluding that it’s been incredibly underpriced. Just because the town says you have a lot that meets the minimum standards doesn’t mean that someone necessarily will want to build on it. A lot over there could be worth $3.5, $2.5, or perhaps not much at all. The listing agent, Bill Andruss, is a really good agent, and unlike at least some other agents in town, I’d start with the assumption that he’s priced it about right.
      Personally, I think the real value of this property is as a whole – there just aren’t many lots this size close to town, especially on a prestigious road like Round Hill. The sum is greater than its parts, and all that.

  4. Anonymous

    Can 122 Riverside be sub-divided?

  5. Anonymous

    is 122 Riverside Ave on the new FEMA map? Looks quite close to the water to me. Otherwise for that acreage great price!

    • Anonymous

      It’s essentially under the train bridge

    • No FEMA issue – it’s at the top of Miltiades. The lot itself, however, while a half-acre, stretches a along the railroad tracks which, here, are not set below grade. Premium land it is not; could still build, say, a $1.650 house there.

  6. Anonymous

    122 RHR owner had an interesting involvement in the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Google away…

  7. Anonymous

    A very complete property. I always admired it during my early drives to Greenwich. The pond, outbuildings and total acreage are a surprise.
    The interior is also nicer and in better shape than I imagined.

  8. Riverside

    Wow, what a property on Round Hill. Truly spectacular.

    Btw, love the dueling baby grands in the living room, something you don’t see often. As if that property isn’t special enough, there must be some great music played there too.

  9. Flash Back

    Is RHR the original Pecksland Farm?

    • Hope the town buys it as a preserve

      Hey, Livvy Floren, why don’t you get the town to buy it as a cultural landmark for all to enjoy. 17 acres of the original 90 acre potato farm remains thanks to the dedication of owner Asnes. Property should stay intact. It is beautiful.

      • Anonymous

        What exactly are town residents going to do with a 17 acre lot, build a parking lot and have picnics? The neighbors will be thrilled.

        • Spring Farm Preserve - A Great Idea!

          Many towns have resources like this. Great place for the “common folk” to have a wedding, a space for special concerts, lectures, educational, even a senior center.

          If you can’t join a club, come here…swim in the pool, play on the tennis court, boat in the pond. Much more enjoyable then sitting in dirty sand in the beach all summer. Can set up wildflower gardens.

          You obviously have no imagination.

          Having a “working farm” perhaps can be an educational resource for kids. History of Greenwich is disappearing. No one cares about the past. This is a great place to encourage people to study wildlife (if only to see the animal Noel up close and personal since he is almost a neighbor).

          The space can be rented out cheaply to Town employees so they can further live like kings.

        • Ever hear of Rye Playland?

          To have a public place that all can enjoy-well, it is still around 80 years later to enjoy…someone had the courage back then to do something nice for the town. Round Hill is the perfect place to democratize this town!

          • I agree with you that Rye Playland is a perfect example of taxpayers’ money being spent as a “democracy” sees fit. I see it as a cautionary tale of disaster, however, while you seem to take away a different lesson from the experience.

        • as usual, developers spoil our open land

          would you rather have 5 more mc same houses where old apple orchards and potato crop were harvested

        • Anonymous

          A dedicated baseball field. It’s ridiculous that we can’t have Little League in this town because we don’t have a field.

        • round hill arrondissement

          local govt can fortify their control with govt substations on property like 122 rhr –

          really the idea of a park museum celebrating the estate life before they are all gone –

          this was what made the town notable 1900-1960.

          conyers farm is not a good replica of the past,,

          ,this estate is the real thing,,,not a fake like the posers built over the last 30 yrs.

  10. episcopal estate

    property reminds me of a church compound a mile north on rhr beyond parkway on left side. property had a huge main house and several outbuildings. property sold off and stone walls now divide the place. magnificent drive today just not the same

    • I think what I most resent about that sale is not the loss of an occasional visit from the Episcopal Bishop – never saw the guy anyway, but the new owner’s erection of huge stone walls that now block the view of the meadows and apple trees (I think they were apple trees). The whole town has become a warren of high, dark walls over the past twenty years and we’re the poorer for it.