305 Webbs Hill Road Before
House on 305 Webbs Hill Road (off of Long Ridge Road, in Stamford) goes up in smoke and flames. Propane’s great stuff but at least anecdotally, it seems to mysteriously blow up every now and then and when it does, the house it serves goes with it.
One bright note: 305 Webbs Hill is quite close to the Lakeside Diner, home of the best donuts in perhaps the entire tristate area, so the attending cops and firemen are in good hands.
STAMFORD — A major explosion in North Stamford has ignited several houses in the area of Webbs Hill Road.
The initial call came in at 305 Webbs Hill Road, but at least two other houses in the area have been reported on fire.
All volunteer firefighters have been called along with water tankers from New Canaan and Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Initial reports from the scene indicate that a propane tank may have exploded completely destroying the house at 305 Webbs Hill Road. A house at 233 Dogwood Lane has also been reported fully engulfed and collapsed.
Four of them.
171 Cognewaugh, an 1800 house on 2+ acres, asking $1.289. I assume this will prove to be a land sale only, which is too bad; Cognewaugh and Cat Rock are just about the last streets in town to still have antique homes, and they’re disappearing at an increasing pace.
11 Meadow Drive
11 Meadow Drive, in Cos Cob, asked $744,500 and has gone in 9 days. At this price, in that neighborhood, no surprise.
75 Ct. Avenue
75 Connecticut Avenue tried without success to get $3.895 back in 2007 and was rented out since. When the owner cut $1.150 million from its price and listed it at $2.699, it sold. Good house, but it overlooks chicken shacks and pig pens on the street behind it.
2 Carey Road
And good gracious, 2 Carey Road, Riverside, has another buyer. This wreck of a house has a boulder for a yard, no access to the Mianus (no easy access when the cops don’t cut it down, a rope swing allows visiting swimmers to drop in), and just 0.16 of an acre to build on. Notwithstanding those limitations it found a buyer last June, only to have the deal fall through. Now it’s done it again.