But I won’t get the credit, damn it, or the commission

The Little Cottage That Could, at the right price

The Little Cottage That Could, at the right price

David Stockman’s 15,000 sq.ft. castle at 105 Conyers Farm has languished on the market since 2010, when he brought it on at $23.5 million. That price barely budged through the years and as recently as just a few months ago he still had it at $19.750, This July  he dropped it to $13.4, and I complemented him for his sagacity. Today, it’s reported as pending.

I’m a little cheesed that Stockman chose to return to his original broker when he decided to lower the price, because it was that broker and agent who persuaded him to price it so ludicrously in the first place. But I imagine he might still be miffed at me, for accurately appraising his home and crushing his delusions in the NYT back in January. 

“For $9 million, it’s a nice little house,” [Mr. Fountain]  said. “But these types of houses don’t age well. There is just too much horse crap out there on the polo fields.”



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9 responses to “But I won’t get the credit, damn it, or the commission

  1. anon2

    Why would Opies house sell right away and this one not? Location within Conyers? No lake View? Condition? Pricing it right to begin with? Knowing people with lots of cash?

  2. Saline Dreamin'

    Ron’s house has the view.
    Full frontal on converse lake, from sunrise to sunset.
    And Ron’s (well, former) house was far superior in finishes and privacy.
    It’s a trek to get around the cowdray horseshoe, but it was well worth it.
    I’d venture to guess that Ron’s deeper pockets allowed for greater upkeep as well.

  3. Accolay

    What do you mean that these houses don’t age well? Don’t shingle style houses age better than most?
    Someone who doesn’t live in a shingle-style house

  4. Anonymous

    Horse crap makes great fertilizer. So there, you’ve helped bloom a sale.

  5. ShedLessToolMan

    They sure so love canopy bed’s in this place… why do we need a canopy anymore?

    The canopy bed came into existence more for utilitarian means rather than for extravagance or decadence. Canopy beds with curtains that could completely enclose the bed were used by lords and noblemen in medieval Europe for warmth and privacy, as their attendants often slept in the same room. Until the 16th century, these beds, even those of the nobles, were fairly plain and understated

  6. nice house; difficult to find fault with a place where everything is so meticulously meticulous. i do find it a rare thing where one’s interest in contemporary art doesn’t express itself elsewhere in the built spaces, furnishings, etc.

  7. AJ

    So let’s throw a party.