Daily Archives: April 19, 2016

Ya’ know, I was up at an open house on Round Hill today, saw this, and thought, isn’t there a more elegant solution?

Fly paper strip

What would an etiquette expert say about this in your foyer?

Turns out, there is!

The Bug-A- Salt!.

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The BUG-A-SALT 2.0 is the most powerful, efficient BUG-A-SALT designed yet. The Bug-A-Salt shoots a shotgun spray of regular table salt and decimates flies on contact. A surefire fun way to enjoy a disgusting task. Rid your house of all those pesky pests and have a blast while doing it.


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As long as the bulldozer’s in the neighborhood, they could do this one, then cross the street and knock down Cindy Renfrew’s and effect a saving

309 taconic309 Taconic Road, Stanley Cheslock’s monument to stupidity and himself (but then, I repeat myself), has taken another price cut and can now be yours for $10.9 million. Of course, it refused to sell back in 2013 at $9.750 million, but considering the price history of this house, which started at $26 million in 2006, $10.9’s as good, or bad a choice as any.

What’ll actually happen, eventually, is that someone will figure out what its 22 acres are worth, deduct the cost of razing this monstrosity, discount it a bit further just to take advantage of the situation, and voila! A sale.

I’m guessing $5.5, but I’ve always been an optimist.

309 Taconic III


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No home run, but not a total hosing either

50 cat rock

50 Cat Rock

50 Cat Rock Road, Cos Cob, sold new for $3.250 million in 2007, and $2.995 today.


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You just know someone in Greenwich will HAVE to have one

mercedes-benz-yacht-10Mercedes announces a $1.7 million motor boat, which seems too cheap to really set a proper Greenwichite’s competitive juices flowing, but production will be limited to ten, world wide, and that ought to do it.

Personally, if I wanted a boat that looked as much like a car as this one does, I’d go for the real thing, the Amphicar!


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Cos Cob contract, and misc.

29 Horseshoe

29 Horseshoe Rd

29 Horseshoe Road, asking $1.795 million, was on the market last year, starting at $1.950 and expiring in December at $1.850. It came back on this month at $1.795, and has found a buyer in just 14 days.

16 Mortimer Drive

16 Mortimer Drive

16 Mortimer Drive, Old Greenwich, has sold, for $3,087,500. Nice enough house, and I suppose it represents the future of Old Greenwich: the $3 million starter home.


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Returned to market

4 cliffdale

4 Cliffdale Rd

4 Cliffdale Road, off Riversville, is trying again, now priced at $7.950 million. Built and sold in 2006 ($10.5 million), the owners have been trying to sell this for a number of years now, at steadily declining prices. No success so far, and I find this discouraging – it’s a beautiful, fantastically crafted home by one of Greenwich’s top builders. Classic lines, great property, what, aside from location, is not to like?

Yes of course, location is always key, but this is not so far out in the boonies that someone should be deterred from considering it, yet obviously, it’s not working. Has the market’s geographical sphere really shrunk this much?

Too bad; except that this phenomenon does open up some very good homes at, for Greenwich, fire sale prices.



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The guys who caused the latter probably worked at the former, so what’s the fuss about?


On to New York!

The Donald misspeaks, says “7 -Eleven” when referring to 9/11


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Malloy: “We wish them luck, but our own experience suggests they’ll be disappointed with the results. In fact, we’re looking to go in the opposite direction.”


“Okay, so just whacking them with a scimitar doesn’t work; did you consider making them just this high? That might get their attention”

Revenues falling, ISIS considers taxing its citizens, rather than chopping off their hands.

“That sure hasn’t worked here in Hartford,” Malloy spokescis Martin Looney explained to FWIW, “so the governor’s directed our revenue department to review ISIS execution tapes with an eye toward improving their technique, maybe tweaking it a little. Just because something didn’t work over there doesn’t mean it can’t be developed and improved upon here.”


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