Two different stars of the open house tour, each different

61 Ridgeview Avenue

61 Ridgeview Avenue

Gila Lewis is the listing agent for 61 Ridgeview Avenue and has priced it at $2.695, now that $2.9 didn’t do the trick. I guess $2.9 was too high – certainly the market thought so, but at its new price, I love it. This house is exactly what great contemporaries should be, but often fail to achieve: it’s bright, open, and warm. The setting is gorgeous, set back from the road in the woods (but still light, as I noted), and overlooking a great little pond. It’s my kind of dream house, secluded, snug, and yet close to town (my particular dream doesn’t include being close to town, but others seem to like that). Really a winner, to my taste.

63 Patterson Ave

63 Patterson Ave

And if contemporary isn’t to your liking, Steve Archino’s got 63 Patterson Avenue on the market for $2.740 million, a 1900 charmer with enough updating to satisfy most (? – I like it as is, anyway) buyers. Patterson’s a busy street, what with Brunswick and GA traffic to service, but the location’s convenient, houses usually sell quickly, and the owners stay put, so there’s something that about this street that appeals. I prefer the house to the street, personally, but that’s just me. This has a very nice yard of reasonable size, given the location, and the house itself feels right-sized for a family.

Many buyers will find something not to like about either of these houses; they may not like contemporaries, they may find the Patterson home too small, but that’s what makes Greenwich’s real estate market different from, say, some of the more modern suburban towns. There are lots of different homes in different locations here and within reason, one of them will suit your needs and tastes. I like these two.

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