1,948 days on the market and still counting

23 Cliffdale Road, off Riversville, has been relisted after its last listing expired last week. It’s still asking $5.595 million, which at least is an improvement on its first price, way back in 2007, of $9.995 million.

I’ve shown this property several times over that period, to potential buyers interested in building on its beautiful 9 + acres. Two problems, besides its location on the western side of town: the price, and the 9 car “car barn” the current owners erected in 2007 smack dab in the best location for a house, killing a magnificent view. The barn could be moved, but the prospect of doing that, or tearing down such a huge structure that must have cost a small fortune to build (it has a basketball court, guest accommodations, fireplace, and so forth) just seemed too wasteful.

So here it sits, still. It will eventually sell, surely, but when?

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Car Barn at 23 Cliffdale Road



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7 responses to “1,948 days on the market and still counting

  1. Anonymous

    I guess you could always renovate the garage and make it into a proper residence, you just won’t have a basement. That shouldn’t be too difficult. I guess if you are looking to drop 5 bucks on land then you probably want to build something to your liking. CF – can property be subdivided? Perhaps you can arbitrage this a bit.

  2. Anonymous

    a 9 car garage with a 2bdrm apartment and an indoor basketball gym on top?

    i’d say that owner has his priorities 100% on target. if i had that kind of money to spend, i’d buy that in a blink of an eye.

  3. deleted

    Isn’t that part of the old Mead property?

  4. Matt

    I read that as Cat Barn…time for a nap…