And as long as we’re disagreeing with Chris Fountain, let’s discuss
Blogger Fountain apparently angered the seller of this home by advising would-be buyers to “bring your earmuffs”. Why ear muffs? Because, oh horrors, it’s next to the thruway.
Now, honestly, can’t we all just calm down about road noise a bit? Consider this: Some of the most coveted real estate in Manhattan is in the fabled “Sutton Place” district, around 57th to 59th street, and guess what all those multi-million dollar apartments overlook? The FDR Drive and its six-lanes of 24-hour/day traffic, oh the torture!
And I’ve recently discussed these two recent Belle Haven sales in the $5-7M range, both very, very close to Route 95. And speaking of Belle Haven, a well-known hedge-fund zillionaire at this location* gets to see/hear Route 95 every time he sits on his back porch enjoying a fine cigar!
But getting back to 14 Sound Beach Avenue…the place is priced at $599,000 and, are you sitting down?, it’s in the (mysteriously desirable) Dundee School district! I can tell you that my listing at 33 Sound Beach Avenue Extension sold specifically because it was Dundee. And, unlike my listing, which closed for $500,000 and needed everything done to it, 14 Sound Beach Avenue is move-in condition!
The only question about real estate with a “drawback”, be it graveyard, thruway, railroad, parking lot, convent, you name it, is this: Is the drawback priced in? If so, and you personally don’t care about the drawback, then go ahead and buy that house!
*This Bing Maps link to Harbor Drive, Greenwich, doesn’t seem to work with mobile devices.