Norton Lane Heats Up

19 Norton Lane, Old Greenwich (north of Palmer Hill Rd), $1.295M, now has deal.

19 Norton Lane, Old Greenwich (north of Palmer Hill Rd), $1.295M, now has deal. Listing broker: Karen Coxe, New England Land Co.

If you were to tap a typical group of Greenwich residents on the head and say, “Tell me where Norton Lane is.”, they’d be clueless. Yet, it’s a perfectly nice street located in what I would call “North Old Greenwich” (or maybe Old Greenwich’s “backcountry”), in the century-old neighborhood of Hillcrest Park.

Norton’s current housing stock was clearly developed years after all the original, grand, summer “cottages” (mansions) were built, but it has become the latest place to remove & replace with new mansions.

Which leads us to the two deals reported today on Norton…

16 Norton Lane, Old Greenwich, CT and

19 Norton Lane, Old Greenwich, CT

I loved both of these places, for different reasons; both have a smidgeon over an acre of mostly flat, usable land, but number 16 is a nicely updated contemporary, while number 19 would be described as a “tired builder’s colonial” (the house, not the builder).

Perhaps, like its immediate neighbor, number 19 will be torn down, but to me, that would be a waste, as it has good bones, and is an excellent candidate for updating. Check out the pictures.