There’s a land listing in Riverside on the open house tour today and I’ll go see it: 101 Indian Head Road, or “Red Top”, for those who remember old street names. Although it’s co-listed with Riverside’s own Randy Kelleher, I’ve got to believe it was the Stamford broker who penned this:
RARE OPPORTUNITY. FIRST TIME ON MARKET. A FABULOUS OVERSIZED LEVEL PROPERTY ON PRIVATE DEAD END ROAD OFF INDIAN HEAD. FAR POTENTIAL OVER 8000 SQ FT. HOUSE SOLD AS IS BUT HAS THE “BONES” TO UPGRADE AND ENJOY YEARS OF QUIET LIVING IN A SPECIAL PLACE. FABULOUS BACKYARD WITH INGROUND POOL. COMMON AREA PARCEL ACROSS THE STREET. ALT ADDRESS IS 26 RED TOP ROAD.
Randy would know that there are no “above-ground pools” anywhere in town except Byram and, most famously, Cos Cob, and so would never waste precious listing space on such a superfluous distinction.
And from the “we get results department”, 78 Doubling Road, which just yesterday I guessed was ripe for a price discount, has dropped to $6.1 million today, down from its new Relocation owner’s opening of $6.5 and down considerably from its 2007 purchase price of $8.6. If you can pick this up in the $5s, and it appears you can, that’s probably pretty good.