Friday, July 31, 2015

Fresh Off The Press! The Pretty English Lady with Great Bones Has Closed - How Do I know?


...because William Raveis and Ward Davol got it done! On the market since 2006, this classic estate home has found LOVE!

255 ROUND HILL ROAD - SOLD TODAY - $4,475,000

It's tucked away from  Round Hill Rd, so it's very private. 3 acres in RA2 - it has 8 bedrooms and 6 full baths, a pool and beautiful landscaped lot.

$4.5 for an older property that needs quite a bit of updating, is a very solid price. The seller should be pleased. At the height of the market in 2006, when it first listed with another firm, the larger price tag didn't get offers, but it did accumulate days on market.

Bravo!

OPEN HOUSE FAVORITE! WHAT A TREAT


10 Pilot Rock Lane in Riverside is an amazing home. Beautiful construction - solid as a rock. Bells and whistles, and beyond that, I loved that the rooms had different personalities, but still maintained a contiguous flow.

The photos do not do this property justice...if you are a buyer in this price range, it is a must see!


TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE

SPA TO INFINITY POOL

At this waterfront property, you can play, play and play. Spa, Swim, Golf, Beach, Boat outdoors and indoors, play pool, watch movies, work out and relax.  Association 1/4 mile crescent beach to Elias Point marina, deep water moorings and pier!


This is the most beautiful aquarium located in the living room. It has a salt water feed - crystal clear. The fish are amazing and plants are amazing - and it's included in the purchase...

The price: $14,500,000. The sellers paid $6M in 2004 for a beautiful acre and custom built this gorgeous home in 2008. It's a great value with a priceless lifestyle.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From Decrepid to Civilized


BEFORE

150 PEMBERWICK ROAD CLOSED @ $470K IN MARCH

AFTER - NOW LISTED AT $1,288,000
KITCHEN
 I'm never a fan of a cook top on an island especially with no exhaust fan

KITCHEN LEVEL WITH STAIRS TO LIVING AND DINING
LIVING AND DINING LOOKING UP TO THE KITCHEN
3 Bedrooms...all en suite baths and 2800+ SF since the lower level walks out to the river. Nothing is mentioned about the flood zone in the listing, so not sure if flood insurance would be required, but I would suspect that it is, if the buyer needs a mortgage.


Beautifully Restored and Re-Freshed Antique

There are quirks as with any antique home, many have been retrofitted to fit the current owner's use or vision.
293 RIVERSVILLE ROAD - $2,995,000 CLICK TO SEE THE FULL LISTING

It's improved and repaired since it last expired at $2,795,000 in 2014 (originally listed for the same $ as the current listing) - the seller has done quite a bit since:

Newly painted the exterior, cleaned out and painted some of the interior, refinished the driveway, repaired the pool and emptied and repaired the garage/barn.

If my memory serves me correctly, the property's entrance and driveway was re-positioned from 291 Riversville Rd to it's current location at 293. The entrance as it appears above is beautiful from the outside, but the ceiling is low and doesn't welcome you with an open feeling as you enter. It improved the flow to the kitchen, otherwise you would have to travel down a small flight of stairs from the original entrance to get to it.

The way that I see it, is that today's buyer will want to raise the ceiling in the entrance, and the roof in places (if even possible) and connect the barn. That's probably $500K so the end result would be a selling price of $2.5M - $2.6M. 

Back to square one, but at least a buyer wouldn't have to repair AND renovate, but the seller may not come out whole.

Monday, July 27, 2015

2 Surprising Bidding Wars


229 BEDFORD ROAD - SOLD $6,483,241


Not surprising from the value, it's an awesome house, 12K SF on 4.69 acres, gorgeous pool, lots of extras.....but that it got into a bidding war after over 600 days on market. When the moved out of the country, they rented it for $23K on an asking price of $30K. Then tried again for $29 and got nothing...

The in June 2013, it went on the market for $7,495,000 - the price dropped many times all the way down to $5,995,000, which is when it got a deal in May of this year.

Great news for back country values...
887 LAKE AVENUE - SNOW WHITE SOLD FOR $3.8M - LIST $3,495,000
This property went on the market in February this year and got a deal in April...5672 SF of white boxes and so so interior - I don't get it, but a couple of other people obviously liked it....

Monday, July 20, 2015

Contract on a Cutie - 1 Tait Road - $995K List


TO SEE THE FULL LISTING CLICK HERE
I knew that it wouldn't take long....26 days


Market Activity Today


20 MARKS ROAD - $3,325,000
For the sales history, it looks like there was an LLC exchange in 2014 - so who knows what went on there. It is a Kaali-Nagy home. I have seen the house, and it's what everyone wants at the moment 1. close to town 2. completely updated 3. not much to mow.


127 SOUND BEACH AVE - OG - $1,900,000
The sellers bought in 2010 for $1,750,000 and they tried selling it in 2014 for $1,995,000 - when they decided to rent it.

127 DINGLETOWN ROAD - $2,150,000













Antique farmhouse that shares a driveway with a property in the back...interesting - closer to the asking price of $2,495,000 than I ever would have guessed...especially after 358 days.