We looked at this home during our search last year, because we are always attracted to interesting properties, rather than typical colonials…the house has good bones, nice roof, stone – solid
…but it still did not add up for us for a few reasons. There was a shared driveway (not sure if they changed the entrance to Stanwich Rd or not – but will see it for myself tomorrow) and the cottage was very close to the main house – still is.
It actually went into a little bidding war….so I thought, who knew? Listing at $1,485,000 it sold for $1,494,000 in less than a month – the market proved me wrong.
The old listing indicated 3 bedrooms 3 baths, and a 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage.
The new listing indicates 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths with a 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage – renovated in 2013 – but not expanded…Misleading?
New Listing – Main house with arches/entrance/stone – White 2 bedroom cottage with dormers – right
Cottage Photo from Previous Listing – Showing proximity to main house
Today’s listing describes it as 5000 (architect not tax card – did they combine the main house and cottage?) or the expanded area that had previously used as a garage is an additional 1900 SF?
Renovated Kitchen Walls removed – Opens to Family Living
Listing indicates “waterfront” – it must be beyond the greenhouse.
The assessed value is $1,275,960 they’ll find a romantic buyer with $3M+ to spend, who dreams of low taxes. It still doesn’t add up – for me.
The art of the deal transcends all businesses, and more so in real estate than in many other professions. For the client, it's often an emotional purchase or sale, rather than a simple commodity or luxury item. I make it my mission to have each side come to terms with a transaction that works for everyone. It's not always easy, but good things in life usually take effort - something from which I've never shied.
Licensed since 2009 as a real estate sales agent in CT & NY, I often work with clients on the border of both areas.
With sales and distribution experience for luxury designer products, and watching/reacting to the markets, my acumen for sales was established. Achieving success and contributing to the growth of many global apparel designer brands, such as Giorgio Armani and Paul Smith for over 20 years, it was time for a change. I wanted to explore another passion that would keep me in one location rather than traveling the globe.
Now I have the best of both worlds, a successful business as a fulfilling personal life. My husband and I have lived in back country Greenwich since 2003, where we enjoy easy access to great biking, hiking and golf. We love to ski and that's usually where our travel takes us.
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