Archives for the month of: August, 2012

Now is the time to pounce on this – if you’re in the market to rent in a fabulous Belle Haven location.

2 bedrooms – 2 baths – renovated last year – as rentals go in Greenwich – this one is reasonable $3500.

It’s situated on nearly an acre on Bush Ave.

15 Ronald Lane in Cos Cob was on the market for 17 days. Listed at $599,000 and sold for $680,000. It seems obvious – although I take nothing for granted – that it was purchased for the land…assesses at $508,480 – it is 1530 SF – on a .28 acre lot….

Little signs that are beginning to indicate that the market has hit bottom – and is at least preparing to move back up…;sz=300×250;ord=timestamp?;lid=41000000028007181;pid=UBM9781423620990;usg=AFHzDLsSwrVZHeFcmil-yuh8Yx1twZ96PQ;;pubid=558465;price=%2413.65;title=The+Garage+Sale+Gals+Guide+to+Making+Money+Off+Your+Stuff+By+Hammond%2C+Lynda;merc=CDS+Books+and+DVDS;;width=117;height=135

Not the sexiest home on the market, but it has some nice features….the most important of course is that there are waterviews on over an acre…$4,995,000

The wine cellar, is truly a cellar – not a contrived version of one…

Another great feature
Ahh – Spa included
There is also a putting green, greenhouse, poolhouse and a generator….taxes are relatively low $26,579…
  • 6242 SF
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5/12 Baths
  • 3 Car Garage
  • 1 1/4 acres
  • Market Days 204
Buyers please step up!

Usually I will write about properties after I have seen them during broker open houses, or after having shown them to clients…With this as an exception (because a couple of brokers previewed this home last week – and they couldn’t stop talking about all the bells and whistles….definitely a luxury man cave!
It will be on open house for realtors only this Thursday… but I will not be in town – so here goes….
On the market for $4.175 and new construction – Expert COntrction Group (listed as owners) – here are some of the numbers:
  • 8104 SF
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 6 baths – 2 half
  • 4 fireplaces
  • just over 2 acres
  • 1 pet grooming shower
125 Cat Rock Rd Front


Gas Vortex Lanterns

According to the listing – lots of surprises – such as a control center that knows everything before you do!

Finally – after being on and off the market since 2010 – with the price going from just shy of $3m to the selling price on August 4th of $1.825

306 Round Hill Rd

Having rented this for one year, lest I say that I know it well. They say that you never know a man until you live with him, well the same can be true of a house. Charm disarms, persuades, convinces and instills a sense of comfort. We never knew that men and houses had so much in common 🙂
(not my furniture)

Here are the numbers:

Last list: $2.050
Assessed: $1,478,330
Taxes: $14,946
3846 SF
4 bedrooms

I won’t list numbers for bathrooms, fireplaces, garages and year renovated, because as my mom always told me, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.
There are a few little gems in the house, beisdes the arched windows that you see above;  morrocan hand carved doors, a hidden turntable that is disguised behind a panel that is faux painted to look like books, a charming fountain outside that is a family of bronze turtles – it is really quite cute, and a “security” system that dates back to perhaps the 50’s – very state of the art, but charming nonetheless!
Having had at one point in time a 10 Porchuck address, the house is the first one north of the Merritt on Porchuck – convenient.

I love these chairs….taking a classic silhouette and exploding the concept with color and pattern….brilliant.

I found them on – here the direct link:;sz=300×250;ord=timestamp?;lid=41000000028007181;pid=UBM9780762441792;usg=AFHzDLsA6lmeDx3j0f-tZ–kNiFw2lFVfw;;pubid=558465;price=%2417.62;title=Upcycling+By+Danny%2C+Seo;merc=CDS+Books+and+DVDS;;width=136;height=135

Listed for $3,750,000 and sold for  $3,670,000 –  a complete transformation from when it was purchased. That was then purchased for $1,625,000:

This is now:
Architect: Joel Barkley
Interior designer: Alexa Hampton
Will the former owners will be looking for another project – equally daunting? Perhaps….but renovations are never as frightening when you’re the builder…

The last list price for this home was $3,375,000 and it sold yesterday for $3,520,000!

The numbers:
Built in 1998
Assessed: $2,036,230
6 Bedrooms
5.5 baths
4,839 SF
.36 acres
Taxes; $21,655
Days on market – 17
Price is right – and move it!