Daily Archives: July 28, 2014

Somehow, I just know these two stories are related – or will be soon

 

Ooh! Ooh! Go, Lankrees!

Ohmygodohmygodohmygod! Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Go, Lankrees!

Bluetooth-enabled vibrators give long distance orgasms.

Floundering Korean baseball team installs robot fans in its stadium. 

Maybe the bluetooth thingie can get those robots hopping and squirming around and really add life to the otherwise-empty seats?

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How low can it go?

 

186 Lake Avenue.  "You might well think that snow banks in July exude the odor of a stale listing. I couldn't possibly comment. couldn't possibly say that."

186 Lake Avenue.
“You might well think that snow banks in July exude the stench of a stale listing. I couldn’t possibly comment.”

186 Lake Avenue, purchased new in 2004 for $6 million and relisted for $7.5 in 2012, is now down to $4.995, a million bucks less than it would have cost you on Saturday. If I recall this property’s history correctly, the owner missed out on a Pecora home just up the street and one of the builder/brothers said, “I’ve got a lot on the other side of Lake, how about I build you the identical house there?” That offer was accepted (Ogilvy represented both buyer and seller), and that’s why you may experience deja vu all over again as you head north on Lake Avenue.

$6 million may have been the right price in 2004; obviously, it is no longer the right price in 2014. Maybe the fifth price and fourth broker will do the trick this time.

186 bath

dining room

186 Lake hotel

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Pending sale

 

One Fairfield Avenue

One Fairfield Avenue

One Fairfield Avenue, Old Greenwich, 11 days on market, $1.450 million. Just 0.12 of an acre, a FARport instead of a garage, it sold in 2010 for $899,000. The listing says it was renovated but so far as I can see it’s been repainted from yellow to grey, had some new appliances and a range vent installed, and that’s about it – the previous owner was a builder, and had this in excellent shape. Biggest difference, I suspect, is the market conditions in 2009-2010 and now.

2010 kitchen

2010 kitchen

New kitchen

New kitchen

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Sale reported

17 Rustic View

17 Rustic View

Not much activity right now, but 17 Rustic View, June contract, closed at $2.550, original asking price $2.695. Nice house, recently renovated, on a good street, North Street and Central schools. This seems like a good representative of what you should expect to get in this price range in mid-country these days.

Nice space, but I wouldn't want to clean those windows

Nice space, but I wouldn’t want to clean those windows

 

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Bambi killers

Prius victim

Dying Prius victim

In the past two weeks I’ve seen two does, one fawn and a wild turkey lying dead on the road (separate incidents). That got me wondering, who kills more of our deer, hunters or drivers? Not surprisingly, the drivers are more deadly.

In Connecticut, 18,000 deer are estimated to be killed by cars each year, and another 54,000 are struck, with results unknown (but given the lack of first-class veterinary services in the woods, it’s a fair guess that most die). Hunters, bow and rifle combined, killed 12,549.

Hunter’s eat what they kill – drivers usually don’t. I wonder how many PETA members drive cars?

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Pending sale, Old Greenwich

333 Sound Bech Avenue

333 Sound Bech Avenue

333 Sound Beach Avenue, $2.065 million (original price, $2.345). The Greenwich Association of Realtors has stripped all pictures and information for this house from the internet, no doubt to try to keep Zillow away, but here’s the original listing sheet.

This is the home of former Greenwich School superintendent Ernest Fleischman, who bought it in 1976.  Far as I’m concerned, our school system began its decline when Dr. Fleischman retired.

 

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