A year-and-a-half later, the Railroad House finds a buyer

146 Hendrie Avenue

146 Hendrie Ave

146 Hendrie Avenue, Riverside, cheek by jowl with the railroad and directly across the street from the evening beerball games, reports a contract. Originally priced at $4.595 million, it dropped its price $700,000 to a still respectable $3.895, and that seems to have worked.

Decent house, terrible location, but at least the children will develop strong legs climbing the hill to school, assuming children still walk to school.


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19 responses to “A year-and-a-half later, the Railroad House finds a buyer

  1. Cos Cobber

    I love the look of this house….and I don’t mind the train or the park – but I do mind the the lack of a backyard and the shady lot…..I need more sun.

  2. Anonymous

    Foul ball!

  3. Anonymous

    I would walk through this house as it was being built, and finished. Extremely attractive exterior, whacked first floor, entry. Check out the floor plan. Look into the front windows, the staircase is pressed against them. Blocking light, view, etc. The kitchen is a bit large and over-built…and there are a few rooms with zero light or windows — one being the wine room (?). High class problem, but the location is the downer. Busy street Hendrie, and the house is basically the tollhouse for the tunnel. Of course all the cars and racket from the baseball fields. But somebody’s gonna learn to love this. And get used to it. Price is about right. Really do like the outside, etc.

  4. Cos Cobber

    By the way, this twin gable – center entrance design is quickly becoming the default spec lay out. Its exactly what is going up at 7 Loughlin Ave in Cos Cob. I’m too lazy to look, but I think the same general look is for sale on Chapel and one other street in Riverside right now.

    Other notes, I see they cut a road off Pecksland into the Rockefeller land and started a little logging.

  5. Jos. Banks is offering entrance gables in a two-for-one sale.

    • Cos Cobber

      Its 10 for 1 at Jos A. Banks. You could learn from your brother and add a little Jos A to your wardrobe.

  6. Seth

    At least it’s one house removed from the tracks.. hah. Other than that the location is great for a young family who wants to be right in town, this seems to be preferred.

  7. Anonymous

    Walk to school? Kids don’t do that anymore πŸ™‚

  8. Matt

    Love the house and location. For the price I would prefer to be further from the tracks, but maybe you don’t hear it too much inside the house anyway. If you have kids, it’s perfect. They can play at the park, and then walk / bike to OG for some pizza or a high school special.

    Also ringside seats for the fireworks in July.

  9. Anonymous

    I thnk its a beautiful home…doesnt look too dark to me. And, who needs a backyard with Binney right in front? And, peacefulness is overrated for an ex Manhattanite.

  10. Anonymous

    That was an expensive house to build as there is a lot of finish work/detail…how much did builder pay for the land?

  11. Anonymous

    Spec was done by a neighbor who lived across the street who has since moved.

  12. Mickster

    Always loved this house, the location, not so much. Biggest issue is not train but all those Cos Cobbers and their GFs playing baseball or softball and boozing it up every summer evening at your front door.