There’s a flood of them today, all ranges, all locations. Here’s what I think is a representative ample:
21 Center Drive, Old Greenwich, $989,000. Sold for $938 in 2005. Nice street, but lack of a garage is a bummer.
70 Hunting Ridge Road, $5.195 million. Built in 2002, it sold for $4.700 in 2004.
26 Thornhill Road, NoPo Riverside, $939,000. I had this listing back in 2005 when it was priced (not by me) at $1.150 and we couldn’t sell it. Now Fran Ward at Shore & Country has it and I think it will sell quickly at its better price. Thornhill is a quite little street that runs between Riverside Land and Sheephill with just about zero through-traffic, and this house is – or was in 2005, in great condition, with a decent back yard. Its trouble lay in the location of its master bedroom, which was placed atop an add-on living room with no real connection to the rest of the house except by descending the stairs into that living room, crossing through the kitchen and then into the rest of the house. That’s a great layout for a family with teenagers; for those with toddlers, not so much. As I recall there’s not an inch of expansion room to spare here, so the obvious solution of adding an upstairs passageway won’t work. But if you can live with the layout, this is a very nice house for the money.
And back to Old Greenwich, 36 Shore Road,on Tomac Cove is on the market for the first time in a long time, $3.295 million. I quite liked this house (I represented the owners in the legal work when they bought it) and it still looks fine. Waterfront on the (relative) cheap, and Tomac Cove provides protection from the worst of storm waves. If I have my local history and The Winthrop Woman right, the town’s settlers first landed here, before spreading out to slaughter the soon-to-be-obsolete Siwanoys.