So I stopped by the place today during the open house tour – nicely done, with decent hardware and trim, but like most houses on that street, not much of a yard, especially with half the rear yard devoted to driveway. I know that south of the Village is always desirable but I do wonder whether it’s desirable enough to induce someone to pay this much. That may prove a challenge.
Horse-drawn carriage rides, stores open, lots of lights and friendly neighbors. It’s a good time. Begins after dark – 6ish?
(update) More information here.
The Raveis OG office just won the “Spirit of Old Greenwich” award from the Garden Club or the OG Chamber of Commerce or whoever passes these things out. I’d be more impressed if they didn’t give an award to every business in town -including, I suspect, the tanning center that’s been closed lo these many months – but heck, it’s something,I suppose. Sort of like my winning a participation award for coming in last at Riverside School’s field days.
Speaking of phony awards, I just learned from a client that he turned down a chance to win a “Connecticut Gold Coast Award” for best builder in town because he’d have had to pay $3,000 for the privilege. I was naive enough to believe that these things were passed out based on an actual poll of the magazine responsible for the award’s readers; he was naive enough to believe that everyone would know it was a sham and pay no attention to the thing. We were both wrong.
7 Gisborne Place sold for $2.860 million in November 2006 (contract date: closing was January ’07). In April 2008 it came back on the market, unchanged, for $3.095 and today has been reduced to $2.750 million. Not a huge loss, yet, but it hasn’t sold yet, either.