I was showing properties in the morning, and couldn’t get out to many of the broker open houses on tour today…
I did manage to see:
30 Oneida Drive – $4,895,000 – A charming and chic 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath carriage house, one would also be able to construct a substantial home on this over sized 1.42 acre lot…throw a stone to town, train, Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Bruce Museum …. but at the moment, it is STILL a 3 bedroom , 2.5 bath carriage house on the marsh – across the marsh is the view of the new condos, that are selling for $5M+ – which should have been the pitch to re-list…
It has been on the market since 2010 when it was listed with the same agent as the current listing agent, for $6M…it did go to another agent for 2 rounds before landing back again with the first… I ask myself: “How does this happen?”
“This is the Greenwich, CT estate of Robert M. Steinberg and his wife Suzanne L Steinberg. Mr. Robert M. Steinberg is a retired executive of the firm Bear Stearns.
This magnificent estate is grandly poised on its own six acre peninsula rimmed by the sparkling waters of Long Island Sound. The home was built in 1939 and had 13,923 square feet, but additions were added on when the home was purchased in 1998 for $15,000,000, which brought the total living space to 25,000 square feet. Additionaly, a seperate lot was added on making the lot size 5.80 acres. The property was taken off the market in 2010 after being listed for sale at a price of $50,000,000. The land is owned by the same owner, but taxed seperately. The main home is currently valued at $12,721,800 and has property taxes of $128,617 a year…..”
Lastly because I was less than impressed with the property or the greeting at the door (is it really necessary to be rude to another agent for no reason? Just wondering)
495 FIELD POINT ROAD – NOT QUITE BELLE HAVEN
A 4800 SF Victorian – lots of wall to wall, hot, spiraling, the floor plan is not relevant – it’s been a rental for the last 15 years… asking price: $5,450,000
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.
Life is good in Greenwich!
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