By Megan Montemarano
As the year slowly begins to wind down, it’s time to look back and recognize some of our company’s most outstanding achievements, including record breaking sales. From the shores of Connecticut’s beautiful coast and scenic Litchfield Hills to coveted neighborhoods throughout Westchester County, N.Y., here are six sales achieved by our dedicated team of sales associates that are worthy of applause.
An all-time record was recently achieved for Westchester County’s waterfront market. Located in Rye, N.Y.’s exclusive enclave of Parsonage Point, and listed with Larchmont agent Penny Weiner, the world-class oasis sold for a waterfront record. The property encompasses three acres with show-stopping panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. Built to capture the estate’s surrounding coastal scenery, the home boasts several elegant living and entertaining spaces, and contains five bedrooms, five full and three half baths, as well as multiple outdoor areas including a captivating pool and pool house, and 364 feet of direct beach frontage. A guest cottage and staff quarters complete the amenity-filled grounds, which lie just 35 minutes from the heart of Manhattan and near all of Westchester County’s appealing offerings.
Also in Rye, N.Y., 2 Sunset Lane sold for a record-breaking $9,000,000—the highest non-waterfront sale in the town this year so far. The magnificent oasis was listed with and sold by Rye agent Loretta Rapisardi, who explains that the buyer was from South America, and came upon the home through our website. Surrounded by rolling lawns, immaculately manicured formal gardens and a profusion of flowering shrubs, this spectacular 1909 estate is located on the grounds of the historic Apawamis Country Club. The classic Tudor has been restored and enhanced, offering elegant formal rooms and casual spaces for everyday living.
11 Riverview Place, a Colonial Revival Victorian home that sold for a record price of $1,935,000, marked the highest sale in over a year for Hastings-on-Hudson. The HCH Team, comprised of sales agents Beth Hargraves, Maria Carlino and Bernadette Haley of our Irvington, N.Y. brokerage, represented the noteworthy property. Originally built in 1899, the residence boasts a recent renovation complete with several high quality features throughout its gracious rooms, as well as carefully restored period details.
An abundance of positive activity has also been occurring in several regions of Connecticut. Stephen Glennon of our Madison, Conn., brokerage represented the buyer in the highest sale in ten years for Guilford, Conn. The contemporary Colonial waterfront home sold for a record price of $5,200,000, marking the highest sale in town since 2006. Located at 270 Old Quarry Road, the property contains 1.4 acres of direct waterfront land with a private beach, dock and several outdoor spaces and amenities overlooking the Long Island Sound.
Not far away in Branford, Conn., Madison agent Tony Nuzzo represented all parties in the highest combined sale in nearly a decade for the Thimble Islands, an archipelago comprised of small islands in the Long Island Sound. The three lots together represent the single largest combined parcel sold since the record-breaking Rogers Island sale in 2003, and were purchased for a total of $2,700,000, marking the highest sale in the Thimble Islands since 2007. Located at 1, 3 and 4 Bear Island, the recently sold properties encompass a total of 5.1 acres of waterfront land. 1 Bear Island includes a 1930 bungalow in a serene setting, overlooking coastal sunset views. Lot 3 contains a contemporary deck house and antique guest cottage, which was purchased from Yale University, and moved from its original location on Branford’s Horse Island. The final property, located at 4 Bear Island, is an approved building lot, offering 1.7 acres of scenic views.
Last but not least, a 7.68-acre land parcel that overlooks Lake Wononscopomuc, Connecticut’s deepest lake, was purchased for $1,650,000. The Lakeville, Conn. property, which was listed with top-producing agent Mimi Harson, achieved the highest land sale in Lakeville and its surrounding towns for the past six years. 58 Millerton Road enjoys open views to the southeast across the water, hills and beyond. The Lake Wononscopomuc property boasts pristine landscaping and a fence along the road. In addition to a vast array of lakefront opportunities, the lot also offers a conveniently close locale near the southern Berkshires, private schools and public transportation.