2 Wooddale, $11.995 million, came on just a few weeks ago and is already under contract. I thought the house was fabulous, and said so, but I also thought that its modest, good taste exterior wouldn’t appeal to most buyers in this price range and that it would have to sit before it found a buyer. Not so. I’m delighted for the seller, but I’m kicking myself for declining to compete for the listing – I really thought I’d be sitting on it for a long time before it moved. Silly me.
Gideon and I were discussing the house and the one hope we had for its quick sale is that the taste for clean, open design is developing quickly. That’s great news for architects, not such good news for some of the older homes which, as I’ve mentioned, have fallen out of favor.