Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Snail's Pace...


73 Orchard St in Greenwich is back on with a new realtor - but it's the same old song and dance... even the same, lame photos - half of which will not load - so you'll have to take my word that the main part of the building is finished, and the 2 story barn is still just studs and some electrical work has been done.  
73 ORCHARD
No memo apparently, that buyers are looking for move-in condition or a better price...and maybe, not the only single family on a condo lined street...Since it is zoned R6 - the marketing has been touted the unusual ability to have either multi family or single use...
They tried selling it completely finished back in '09 for $3,299,000 and then took it finally cancelled at $2,850,000.
Back on the market in 2011, with the other part stil unfinished, the sellers were asking $2,395,000 - days and years on market... then it dropped to $1,985,000 then $1,965,000
And now...drumroll please...
$1,950,000



FIX IT AND THEY WILL COME!


This little charmer - not perfect, but precious - it is what it is - and where it is - and someone has bid on it after only 30 days on market...the sellers bought it for $462,500 in 2003 and made relevant improvements in relation to the bigger picture - getting out clean and maybe taking a little profit. The asking price is $595,000 and given the few days on market, they most likely will achieve within a 95% sale to list number.

106 MEAD AVE - BYRAM

2 NEW BATHS - COOL NEUTRALS

USING SPACE THAT YOU INHERIT - MAKING IT WORK

WORKABLE - KITCHEN

HOMEY + INVITING LIVING ROOM

THE ROCK IS THE ROCK - EMBRACE AND FRAME IT

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Open House Picks of the Day - 4/21/2014


There's usually one stand out - and in all fairness - it was impossible to go to all of the open houses today...a couple were re-visits  - such as 1068 Lake Ave - the irony for this one- is that I have biked past it for the last 10 years - never really liking it....but it's back with a facelift and what a difference it made...refreshed, re-painted, staged and most importantly - repriced @ $4,175,000 - it presents new possibilities, lots of privacy - and country club like living....

1068 LAKE AVE - BORN AGAIN

CURVY WORKS

NEW KITCHEN

So leaves me with 2 standouts - one in the higher range 449 Round Hill Rd - price: $8,250,000...quiet on the outside, but lots of thoughtful detail throughout...it expired in 2012 at $7,950,000 after 550 days - although it's been totally renovated with amazing quality materials and  workmanship - a gem.



449 ROUND HILL RD - NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC

NICE FLAT YARD - POOL

BEAUTIFUL LIGHT

PEACEFUL MASTER

RENOVATED BATHS THROUGHOUT - HIGHEST QUALITY

GRACIOUS SCALE

The most interesting surprise of the day was 75 Dearfield - offered at $3.,495,000 - which most people pass every day going to Putnam Ave - it has been in the same family for many years - with lots of history!  They have done all the right things to the interior of the property - with new electrical, appliances, heating, windows...impeccable...there is a bit more FAR if the way it currently lives doesn't suit the new owners - but all in all - this home is built to enjoy right now and to last a few more generations!

75 DEARFIELD FRONT

75 DEARFIELD AS YOU DRIVE UP

75 DEARFIELD ENTRANCE

EASY MODERN LIVING

LOVELY KITCHEN WITH ADJACENT PANTRY


Lots of NEW Listings 4/21/2014 - Including a Neighbor - 69 Porchuck Rd





It's funny - when you're a realtor, you acquire a sixth sense of when a property is about to go on the  market...

69 PORCHUCK RD - $6,095,000
First there were a band of tree trimmers (never before seen) and landscapers (they normally come on Friday - this was on a Wednesday) Then more work vans than I've seen in the 2 years that we have lived here. Then, on a subsequent day last week, 5 or more firetrucks/emergency vehicles pulled into the driveway...My hunch was that someone set off an alarm and the owner may have been out of town. Since I'd only ever seen him twice when we first moved in, and didn't get the sense that he wanted a social relationship - off he went with his Bassett hound, leaving me to wonder if he lived alone in this big house with his loveable dog - somehow,  I think his name was Henry - the dog that is...

The current owner bought this property in 2003 for $4,700,000 - and with back country Greenwich, as much as I love living here, not getting the love that it once enjoyed, it will be interesting to see where the price settles. My guess is closer to where it last sold...Maybe $200K more - but I've been wrong before.
6 Bedrooms - 7 full and 2 half baths - 4 Fireplaces - just over 9000 SF - it has a finished lower level - 4+ acres - pool/terrace...

GRACIOUS ENTRY

WHITE KITCHEN - EN VOGUE AT THE MOMENT

PEACEFUL LIVINGROOM

Monday, April 21, 2014

29 Wesskum Wood - Riverside Sold Today $2,590,000

Riverside just keeps chugging along - this closed today at full asking price - in 49 days...
 
In the last 365 days, there have been 57 properties that have closed - and there are 43 active listings - all types and prices....
 


29 WESSKUM RD - RIVERSIDE - ANOTHER SALE FUL ASK

OPEN KITCHEN

FAMILY ROOM ADJACNENT TO KTICHEN