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Dunning Road Home Sells for $3,287,500

The following property transfers were recorded last week in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. ***

April 12

85 Douglas Road

Robert Hedlund III to Christopher & Jane Verlin

April 11

1665 Hope St. (Stamford)

Ralph Bocuzzo, executor, to Clement & Maria Magdalena Rozario

712 Oenoke Ridge Road

$5.5 million
Simon & Lisa Michelle Batten to Andrew & Margaret Hobson

April 10

Turner Hill Road, Parcel I

Karen Amero to Jean Selden Greene

75 Turner Hill Road

Karen Amero to Jean Selden Greene

April 7

107 Dunning Road

Patrick Garrity to David J. Strupp Jr.

160 Mill Road

Estate of John Black Lee to Russell Sean Lewis
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John Black Lee’s Modernist Home in Silvermine Is Sold

One of New Canaan’s best-known modern homes has been purchased, approximately one year after the passing of its distinguished architect. John Black Lee’s glass-and-concrete home overlooking the Silvermine River at 160 Mill Road was purchased for $627,354, according to a property transfer recorded Monday in the Town Clerk’s office. Lee died April 13, 2016 at age 91, according to his obituary. Designer of multiple homes in New Canaan and elsewhere, Lee lived out his life in the 1990-built, 1,980-square-foot home, his obituary said. It sits on 1.15 acres, tax records show. Continue Reading →

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‘Captain Jack LLC’ To Replace Windows on Seven Heritage Hill Road Units; New Construction Planned for Devonwood Lane

Town officials on Tuesday issued seven building permits to a local man’s limited liability company that rapidly purchased 19 of the brick condominium units on Heritage Hill Road, causing concern among some owners there. The permits call for the installation of 71 vinyl replacement windows throughout seven of the Oenoke Association units, at a total cost of $58,946. Captain Jack LLC since the start of 2016 has spent more than $6.7 million acquiring 19 of the 1960s- and ‘70s-built condo units, land records show. It isn’t clear whether the units approved for building permits are to be sold. Realtors commenting on have cautioned that if one party owns more than 10 percent of all units, the complex itself becomes unwarrantable with regard to conventional lending. Continue Reading →

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‘We Have Got Something Else’: Town Officials Deny Bid To Redo Century-Old Barn’s Exterior in Stone without New Application

Town officials last week denied a West Road homeowner’s request to amend without an entirely new application the exterior of a renovated barn, from the traditional red-painted wall boards of a century-old structure to stone. Saying a stone exterior would create a more substantive change than what they already had approved, members of the Zoning Board of Appeals during their regular meeting on April 3 said a new variance would be needed in order to redo a barn at 416 West Road with a stone exterior. The ZBA’s rationale for approving an application that came before the board in December was to match existing barns along that stretch of West Road, but “I feel like this is completely in the opposite direction,” board member Luke Tashjian said at the meeting, held at Town Hall. “The only thing still looks like barn is it has got these doors on it,” he said of a new set of drawings. “If you take these doors off, it looks like a stone house to me.”

The ZBA voted 5-0 to approve only a minor change to the windows on the barn, which is to undergo a comprehensive renovation. Continue Reading →

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