Daily Archives: April 24, 2015

I’d do this

10 Cary Road

10 Cary Road

10 Cary Road has hit the market at $735,000. It’s right on the Mianus River Pond, so you can swim, fish, kayak from your back yard. Tiny house: 958 square feet, but you can expand up to 2,352. Go straight up, and have a great little house. I ike it.

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Land sale, presumably

8 Buckthorne Lane

8 Buckthorne Lane

8 Buckthorne Lane (off Parsonage), 1.4 acres in a one-acre zone and asking $1.750 million, reports a contract after just 14 days.

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Here’s a pretty nice house gone to contract

38 Byfield Lane

38 Byfield Lane

38 Byfield Lane, asking $2.395 million. It’s a 1961 house, but good-looking renovations, and houses on this side of Byfield are pretty much insulated from the Merritt, which is actually a fair distance away. There have been some large spec houses on Byfield that have come to grief, but that’s because they were really stretching the price envelope. At this price, I can easily understand why it’s selling so quickly.

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Still going

304 Taconic Road

304 Taconic Road

304 Taconic’s back, still at $7.5 million – it started off back in 2009 at $16 million,and it’s still a tough sell. You approach it through a 2-acre swamp, and though the house itself is high and dry, it’s off-putting to discover that half its acreage is under water most of the year. The house itself is nice, if you like this sort of Greenwich decorating, but the layout’s for adults: a master bedroom in one wing, guest rooms in another. THere’s so much debt on the place that I doubt a short sale at a reasonable price is achievable, but if I were interested, that’s the approach I’d take.

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40 years and obsolescence

Jadajadajada

Jadajadajada

16 Jada Lane (off Hill), a 1975 contemporary being sold “as is” and listed as both a residence and as land, has cut its price from $1.8 million to $1.7. Not much of a house, and the land doesn’t look very inviting, but I used to be surprised that houses in Greenwich age so quickly and become disposable so soon; no longer.

Failed window seals

Failed window seals

Staging by ...?

Staging by …?

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It took two years but finally, a contract

69 Stanwich69 Stanwich Road, $1.350, has found a buyer. It’s a decent enough home, for this price range, but I do find it annoying that my Greenwich Association of Realtors persists in hiding the actual time on market for homes. They show 266 days for this one and, though my math is poor, and my knowledge of the number of days in a year is non-existent, I’m pretty sure that March, 2013 to April 24, 2015 is a little over two years, and two years encompass more than 266 days. Then again, I never studied new math.

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