25 Oval Avenue has been listed for sale at $1.875 million and held its first open house today. Riverside residents have marvelled for years at this house’s unique exterior, so unexpected in the land of Colonials and Tudors, but I know no one who’s been inside, until now. It’s quite elegant, with mahogany doors and a modern kitchen, but a little cramped for space, with just three bedrooms upstairs and none below. It’s obvious that the owners redid this space to suit their needs and tastes and I applaud them for it. But reselling it will probably be more problematic than if it were a more conventional house.
No one in Riverside had ever seen a house like this here and I doubt they will again. And, while I can’t blame my friend Bill Lapcevic’s fatal heart attack on the mere existence of this house, he did live next door, and was rather loud in his objection to its appearance. When I’d call him at home and address him as Sir Lancelot he grew positively testy, in fact. In any event, it’s available for your purchase now. Those of you worried that your house number is too small to be readily seen from the street by our EMS or other rescue services can relax in this home, secure in the knowledge that no house number will be required to recognize where you live. That’s an opportunity.