First off is 25 East Point Lane, in Old Greenwich, $10.995 million. It’s absolutely fabulous, from the quality of construction to its design and layout to the incredible views up and down Long Island Sound from almost every window. If you want to live on the water in Greenwich, this is the place to do it. My guess? Gone in a week; there’s really nothing like this out there.
Another house that didn’t disappoint was 510 Valley Road, $3.750 million. Even nicer inside than out, with beautiful finish work, nicely-proportioned rooms and great space. For the reader concerned that a tipsy nanny might back out of one of the three garages we see in the picture, know that the real entrance is around back, where the biggest danger is being
attacked by wolf-dogs or some-such wildlife. The
7,000 5,300 sq. ft. on the listing does not include the huge, walk-out basement, which has already been plumbed and could be done up as yet another bedroom or semi-private movie theatre or whatever suits an owner’s fancy. The current owners must have decided that 7,000 sq. ft. was sufficient to meet their needs and unless you’re insane, you will too. Michael Dinneen, Coldwell, is the listing agent.
A third house I liked was Vicky Harris’s (Raveis) listing at 269 Stanwich Road which is really on Cat Rock. It’s a rather quirky old 1915 renovated and expanded farmhouse that doesn’t need too much, but the master bathroom is laughable. I’d sacrifice the tiny bedroom next to it and put in a real bathroom, but there’s no need to do so – no one’s thought it was necessary since 1915, obviously. Asking price is $2.025, which is probably high, given the work to be done, but it’s ballpark. Nice house.