Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WOW! Back to 2002 Numbers for 14 Chieftans

14 Chieftans Rd
14 Chieftans Sold Today - $2,475,000 - Sellers Paid $3.7 :-(


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I don't get it - it's got to change at some point...like anything else - the market will run through a cycle of what is considered desirable - and hopefully for many home owners north of the Merritt, privacy, peace and quiet will rule again.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

$27M - 31 Acres of Understated Greenwich Casual Lifestyle or $24M of 3 Acres of Opulent Darien Waterfront - Which Would you Pick?

200 Guards Rd came on the market yesterday for $27M as a brand new listing - built in 2004 - it is 16,000 Sf of casual living and a sporty lifestyle.... in Conyers Farm - priced in the same range as what got the deal done quickly for Ron Howard's property, which was also casual living on 31 acres with lake views...7 bedrooms, 8 1/2 baths, guest house - taxes $138K

200 Guard Rd Greenwich CT
31 ACRES OF PEACEFUL BLISS
200 Guards Rd Drive
"THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD THAT LEADS TO YOUR HOME"
200 Guards Rd ENtrance
CRAFTSMANSHIP
200 Guards Rd Lake
FISHING
200 Guards Rd Kitvhen
TIMELESS QUALITY IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
200 Guards Rd Theater
A TASTY THEATER
200 Guards Rd Chip and Putt
CHIP AND PUTT
200 Guards Rd COurt
A REPRIEVE FROM LOOKING AT CELL PHONE SCREENS


Or up the line in Darien, and back on the market after a brief Fall market reprieve and a long history of 459 days - starting in 2013 at $30M - Now $24M with the same realtor who didn't post the photographs on the GMLS! (I got these from the older listing)  God bless - the owners are more patient than I would be...anyway you decide....

188 Long NEck Point Family
BUILT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY - NOT THE MOST RECENT ONE
188 Long Neck Point Kitchen
DOUBLE EVERYTHING - FRIDGES, OVENS
188 Long Neck Point Living
CEILINGS ARE SO TALL - THE FURNITURE LOOKS DOLLHOUSE SIZED
188 Long Neck Point Entrance
AS I SAID BEFORE - EVERYTHING DOUBLED
288 Long NEck Point Rear
ENGLISH GARDENS
188 Long NEck Point Aerial
17,000 SF on 3 acres, built in 1897 and restored in 2002 - 17 rooms - $118K taxes

Friday, January 23, 2015

This Week's Open House Favorites

#1
18 Tower Rd Front
18 Tower Road - RIverside - $3,295,000
This was touted as first time on market in 20 years - which in my opinion, always sounds a bit scary - but it is beautiful. I would say that the only negative, is that it's on a corner - as you bend around to enter Willowmere Association - but at least it's dry. Everything about this home is thoughtful....Built in 1931, the maintained lots of charm and infused it with relevant, clean, modern touches...4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, just shy of 4000SF, and lots of extras...To see the full listing:

http://www.debhalsey.com/Web/AR480203/ListingSearch/details/?mls_id=CT-GWMLS&mls_no=92203&display_page=1&lpp=20&index=1&total_listings=1&from=results
18 Tower Living
18 Tower Living Room
18 Tower Den
Fabulous Hangout
18 Tower Kitchen
Fresh Kitchen
#2
38 Byfield Lane Front
38 Byfield Lane - $2,395,000
Sellers bought this in 2012 for $1,800,000 and renovated - new gourmet kitchen and lots of other features...beautiful outdoor area with pool - nice level lot. 4100 SF 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths - good value - considering what they paid at the bottom of the market and all the updates...to see the full listing click below:


38 Byfield Outdoror Kitchen
38 Byfield Outdoor Kitchen

38 Byfield Kitchen
Nice Kitchen Update - photography could use a lift
#3
89 Mallard Front
89 Mallard Drive - Greenwich, $1,825,000
In-town living...sellers bought it in 1995 for $520,000 - considering some adjacent properties, one could come along and make this special - rather than a ho hum 6 bedroom 7 1/2 bath house. The kitchen is not bad, the baths need to be updated, but perfectly liveable, and there are so many, that the new owners don;t have to be terribly inconvenienced while renovating..:-) To see the full listing click below:




Monday, January 19, 2015

3 Price Reductions in the $3's

I saw this one this week during broker open house - they had just taken the price reduction, which the lovely realtor told us about. But as we pulled up, looking at the price versus the house - I thought, only in Riverside. I don't get it, but that's what many buyers want...at the end of a roundabout, or cul de sac. In need of renovation, every room is ho hum. Built in 1968, it's 3700+SF - sellers bought it in 1994 for $1,250,000.

To see the full listing:
http://www.debhalsey.com/Web/AR480203/ListingSearch/details/?mls_id=CT-GWMLS&mls_no=91728&display_page=1&lpp=20&index=1&total_listings=1&from=results
33 Normandy Lane
33 Normandy Lane - Riverside - Just reduced to $3,395,000
This brand new in-town property was just finished - everything is solid and beautiful - should have no problem finding a buyer a this point  - huge price reduction not just a token one....It was first listed at $4,150,000 and now it is $3,475,000...4400+SF

To see the full listing click here:
http://www.debhalsey.com/Web/AR480203/ListingSearch/details/?mls_id=CT-GWMLS&mls_no=90760&display_page=1&lpp=20&index=1&total_listings=1&from=results
15 LEXINGTON AVE - JUST REDUCED TO $3,475,000
15 LEXINGTON AVE - JUST REDUCED TO $3,475,000
15 Lex outdoor fireplace
ROOF TOP FIREPLACE AND ENTERTAINING!
15 Lex Master Bath
DELUXE MASTER SUITE WITH FABULOUS CLOSETS
15 Lexington Ave Kitchen
WIDE OPEN KITCHEN WITH BEAUTIFUL FINISHES
And then there is 59 Gilliam - love this street - it takes you back in time when the world was a gentler place....reduced this week by $300K.

To see the full listing click here:
http://www.debhalsey.com/Web/AR480203/ListingSearch/details/?mls_id=CT-GWMLS&mls_no=90307&display_page=1&lpp=20&index=1&total_listings=1&from=results
59 Gilliam Lane
59 Gilliam Lane - Riverside - now $3,600,000
3200+SF - 3 bedrooms - a million per bedroom -  wow....doubtful that this will get close to asking price, even with the reduction. Looks like the sellers bought the lot for $1,100,000 and built this in 1998. It's listed as a cape cod  - but perhaps it would be better served to be described as Nantucket, or Shingle Style?


Friday, January 16, 2015

Sales Activity Today

227 Riversville Rd
227 Riverside  Ave - Closed $2,400,000
Screen shot 2015-01-16 at 3.29.32 PMOn a list price of $2,495,000 with 103 days on market - only in Riverside isn't there pushback on a busy road. The sellers bought it for $1,750,000 in 2002.
12 Ridgebrook Road
12 Ridgebrook Road - Greenwich - Closed $1,225,000
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Sellers bought this little one story in town never changed property in 1996 for $630,000 - and it's almost assured that it will have seen it's last days as it appears above.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NEWish AND SOLD

918 NORTH STREET _ $11.900.000
From Jean to Shelly to Brad to Shelly back and Forth and Forth and Back

$16,900,000 2009
$15,900,000 2010
$14,900,000 2011
$13,900,000 2013
$11,900,000 2014

The Cave Manse is Baack

As a side note - the seller/owner owns a Toyota franchise in Milford  - and I found a story about him, where he donated an electric wheelchair to an ill child:



PONY UP
ROOM FOR THE GRAND

20 Heronvue Road began its journey @ $5,400,000 in 2008
It rented a couple of times around $13K between then and now

20 HERONVUE ROAD - $3,062,500