Headed for the wrecker’s ball

39 Patterson Avenue

39 Patterson Avenue

A reader reports that a demolition permit has been filed with the town for the removal of 39 Patterson Avenue from this world. He says it’s printed in the paper version of today’s Greenwich Time, which I don’t subscribe to, and the town’s building department site doesn’t seem to have such permits available on line, but I assume his report is accurate – there’s not a heck of a lot worth salvaging in this old queen.

The old listing was $3.99 million and it expired unsold, but it popped up again a week ago just to record that a contract had been signed. No indication of price, but I’ll be interested to see what 0.83 of an acre sells for here.


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17 responses to “Headed for the wrecker’s ball

  1. anon2

    The house must come down to exorcize the bad juju from the suicide there. I’m glad to see it go.

    • Libertarian Advocate

      Such waste, when all it takes is some sage brooms and a skilled Shaman to sweep out the evil spirits.

  2. Anonymous

    I believe this is a 0.25 acre zone so it is hard to judge on neighborhood comps because clearly most lots will not support the size of house you can build with something that over sized. I am guessing the land could be worth $3mm, allowing an end user to build a massive place and walk to town and private schools. I remember thinking nobody would pay $4mm for a town house on Milbank a few years back.

    • Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking. I’m not as wild about Patterson as some people are just because I object to the school traffic, but that obviously doesn’t bother the residents, just as Mahr Avenue people love their homes.

  3. Old Timer

    Was this house really built in 1900? Shame to destroy a 114 year old home. It looks like the middle part was the original house. If this were the only circa 1900 house on the street, I’d be annoyed, but since the street still has some charming old homes dating even earlier, I will let this one pass.

  4. Pete

    Sold to Hill 4/10/14 for $3,695,000. Land area 37,810 sq. ft. R-20 Zone. FAR .225. Permitted floor area – 8,507 sq. ft. The existing house is shown as 6,785 sq. ft.

  5. anonymous

    What suicide – just wondering?

  6. Midcountry Momma

    Anyone know the cost of moving a home? Seriously, I’d love to have someone move some of these houses to where I am in midcountry. Such a shame they are all going to the scrapper.

  7. dogwalker

    That house was already moved once to the current site . . . or at least the core part of the house was moved.

  8. Factcheck

    Big demolition sign on the lawn. The town area is heating up. Anywhere else in greenwich an acre sells for $4mn? Wow.

  9. Anonymous

    I thought there was a major addition/renovation on this house in the mid-1980s.