Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HUGE! 27,000SF of Space Sold Today - 11 Langhorne - 8.79 Acres


Some of my colleagues have been saying that the mega mansion is dead - au contraire mon frere! And it happens to be in back country on to top it off...what a place!



11 Langhorne sold today for $17,000,000 - granted not for the original dream of $25,000,000 - with a long colorful history of Antares' involvement - marketing it in 2007 as an opportunity to finish the build out. Then, finished a few years later, it was offered for $27,000,000.

Per the listing broker in 2007:

GREENWICH'S 1ST 'COUTURE-READY' HOME IS READY FOR ITS FINISHING TOUCHES. 35,000 SF OF BORIS BARANOVICH EXQUISITELY DESIGNED LUXURY. EXTERIOR IS HAND CUT STONE INDIGENOUS TO THE PROPERTY. SET ON 8.8 ACRES OF BREATHTAKING LAKEFRONT PROPERTY IN ROUND HILL SECTION (2 SEPARATE LOTS). AMENITIES INCL 45 FT INDOOR LAP POOL, 20,000 BOTTLE WINE CELLAR, 2 ELEVATORS, 9 FRPLCS, THEATRE, TOWN APPROVED 5000 SF GUEST HOUSE, HISTORIC COTTAGE BY LAKE. GROUNDS DESIGNED BY EDMUND HOLLANDER.

MAKE AN ENTRANCE!

COOL WHITES

BACK COUNTRY BLISS
 IT'S GOOD TO BE THE KING/QUEEN!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transactions Today - 4/15



4 ,MIANUS VIEW TERRACE - COS COB CLOSED $875,000

Originally offered at just under a million 174 days ago, this 3 bedrooms 1400+ SF property closed today. It is sited on .29 acres - North St schools, and was definitely marketed towards an end user.
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On the other hand, 101 Indian Head, Riverside closed at $3,050,000 in a short time, and obviously the plan for bigger, better is in the works...
101 Indian Head
...and pending final contract:

 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

$300K Price Reduction 27 Chieftans - $2,995,000


The Chieftans has lost a bit of cache, since it seems that most buyers prefer being on top of the train, and their neighbors...but for a buyer wanting to have a gated community so that their kids can actually ride a bike without being run over, this is a great value...

27 CHIEFTANS

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY FEEL

KITCHEN ADJACENT TO THE FAMILY ROOM ABOVE


Friday, April 11, 2014

THE TALK OF THE TOWN - AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY - $120M!




COPPER BEECH FARM SELLS FOR A RECORD $120,000,000
ACCORDING TO curbed.com: read on - not a typo....

http://curbed.com/archives/2014/04/11/connecticuts-copper-beech-farm-sells-for-a-record-120m.php

585 Round Hill Rd - Open House Sunday 4/13 - 1-4PM

585 ROUND HILL RD - GREENWICH - ASKING $4,495,000

GOURMET KITCHEN
This is an interior designer's dream - solid construction - slate roof located on 4 flat acres...lots to work with..and possibilities to make it your own...There is a generator - huge plus! a jet powered lap pool (or create your own gym)  and a 3 car garage. Minutes to schools, Merritt and Westchester airport - and beautiful, private, quiet setting for those looking for the best of both worlds... stop by Sunday to see for yourself!

Market Activity 4.10.2014



54 HAWTHRONE STREET - GLENVILLE - DEAL $1.1M

ORIGINALLY ASKING $1.275 THEN DROPPED TO $1.250 - I'M A LITTLE SURPRISED AT THE FINAL PRICE - ALTHOUGH IT WAS ON THE MARKET FOR QUITE A WHILE - 281 DAYS...IT WAS A MOVE IN READY HOME, AND HWEN I SAW IT, MY IMPRESSION WAS THAT ALTHOUGH IT NOT HAVE PERFECT FLOW, AND THE SIZE ROOMS THAT MOST PEOPLE WANT TODAY, IT WAS WELL MAINTAINED AND CUTE. MY GUESS (AND ONLY A GUESS) IS THAT PERHAPS MONEY WAS TAKEN OFF THE TABLE AFTER INSPECTIONS - BEING THAT THE HOUSE WAS BUILT IN 1910 - THEY MAY HAVE SEEN A COUPLE OF AREAS OF CONCERN...I DON'T RECALL HAVING LOOKED AT THE "MECHANICALS" DURING THE BROKER OPEN HOUSE...THE SELLERS BOUGHT IT FOR $560K IN 2001 AND EXPANDED AND RENOVATED IT...SO IT MAY BE A BREAK EVEN SCENARIO - ALBEIT THEY MADE A NICE HOME FOR THEMSELVES FOR MANY YEARS.


TWO OTHER PENDING TRANSACTIONS IN RIVERSIDE AND OLD GREENWICH...


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Market from a Different Angle


57 Hillside - in contract with a list price of $1,699,000 -  looks less fortunate from the front than it does from the back...I'm being kind - and for years, the primary photo was this one...which 99% of the time, it's the front or aerial shot of the property:

57 HILLSIDE DR - YIKES!  



...then a smart realtor changed it up a bit, and thought outside the box - and took this charming shot of the backyard, with bridge and the tree off to the left, so that perhaps one doesn't focus on the flat roofed undersized garage..


Located on the thoroughfare to the high school - this property began it's sale journey a long time ago - and when it didn't sell - it rented - but when sales begin to improve, often single family rental prices come  down. From the history, you can see from when it was first sold, then rebuilt - on/off and rented...