Saw two homes of note, one old (1867), one brand new. I mentioned both earlier this week when they hit the market and said I expected them to be exceptional. To my taste, they lived up to expectations.
159 Park Avenue, the 1867 house, $3.595 million, is in beautiful shape and has all best features of a fine house of its era: detailed moldings, great woodwork, high ceilings, decent flow of rooms. It has lost, I assume, much of its original land but there’s enough left to offer a good back yard and it’s on one of the prettiest streets in Greenwich, especially “in-town”. Worth checking out.
And 7 Hearthstone Drive, Riverside, was built by Tim O’Malley of Argus Development (Old Greenwich), so of course it’s well made -Tim builds a great house. The master bedroom is on the third floor, but there are two other bedrooms on that same level (and a fourth one a short flight down), so the squalling infants can be kept close enough to ruin your sleep and the teenaged-drummer will be free to disturb your neighbors, not you.
All that aside, this house is really special, with a great design inside and out, huge finished basement with nanny-suite/bath, excellent kitchen and comfortable living space. At $3.795 it’s priced a little bit above its competition, but not so much as to make you feel foolish for buying the best looking house on the street. Nice job.
(I don’t know when the broker is going to get around to posting pictures of this house, but check back later. Better yet, go see it.