28 Dairy Road, $5.695 million, has expired unsold. That in itself isn’t odd – it’s the largest prefab I’m aware of, and sits down off the road – but I cut my teeth on this house back when it was a spec house in 2002 and I was a humble newspaper columnist, ridiculing the baby Brussel sprout-like plantings and the rented Rolls Royce parked in the driveway during broker open houses. It finally sold in 2004 despite those features, for $5.125 million, and came back up in January of this year but, at least as shown in this picture, both the Brussel sprouts and the Rolls are still here! I understand the plantings, although I wonder at their lack of growth the past decade, but do you suppose the car was tossed in as part of the deal?
UPDATE: Too funny – check out the comments from Paolo Tiramani, the builder of this house. Both appear to be authentic. Here’s art of one:
A little more for your readers. The brief for the home was to evoke every stereotypical mansion element we possibly could, taking cues from Baba the elephants mansion to Disney world etc and it shows, with many more elements that I think you have noticed. The idea was to attract the ostentatious buyer, the original website was even called Greenwich mansion to drive home the point and the project delivered in spades. Our architect even won an award with a prize to the Bahamas which he enjoyed. The buyer indeed owned a factory in Yonkers and rented for 18 months prior to purchase which netted us an additional $500k or so I can’t recall exactly.
Last post as I don’t read your blog but thanks for bringing back memories, fun and most profitable