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‘Good Reason for Optimism’: New Canaan Sees 50 Percent Rise in Home Sales in March

The number of single-family homes in town sold in March increased by 50 percent year-over-year, from 10 to 15, according to new data shared by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. Sales of houses $2 million and up saw the most dramatic increase, from just two last March to seven in 2018, the data said. For that reason, the median price of homes sold in New Canaan also jumped year-over-year, from $1,381,250 to $1,967,500—a 42 percent rise. Here’s a look at the data:

Janis Hennessy, president of the board, said the figures point to “a nice rebound in March.”

“Single family home sales are up in nearly every price category and the median price increase is strong,” she said. “Buyers have realized the value in a town with such outstanding schools and amenities. Continue Reading →

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New Construction Planned for West Hills Road, Forest Street

The town on April 4 received an application to build a 7,827-square-foot home on West Hills Road. The new house at 85 West Hills Road will include five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half-baths, according to a building permit application. It will include a three-car garage and pool house. It will cost about $2 million to build and the contractor on the job is Greenwich-based Premier Home Builders LLC, the application said. The architect is Neil Hauck Architects LLC of Darien, it said. Continue Reading →

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Owners of Valley Road Antique Slated for Demolition: We Will Sell House with Some Land, Not Entire Parcel

The owners of a prominent, antique Valley Road home that’s slated for demolition say they’re confused by a letter that New Canaan town officials sent Monday, urging them to work toward preserving the house. That’s because the owner of 1124 Valley Road—Norwalk’s First Taxing District—on March 27 met with New Canaan’s highest elected official and others and proposed selling the house and property it sits on to a local organization for a price that group has said it can afford, according to Dominick DiGangi, general manager of the First District Water Department. Specifically, DiGangi told NewCanaanite.com, he proposed a lot line reconfiguration that would bring the 18th Century home onto an adjacent New Canaan Land Trust parcel for less than $1.2 million while then also adding some land to the existing 4-acre parcel at 1124 Valley Road so that it still meets setback distances under the New Canaan Zoning Regulations. The 4-acre property itself is no longer for sale as such, DiGangi said. “We are not going to change our mind about the land,” he said. Continue Reading →

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New Construction Planned for Brushy Ridge Road

The town last week received an application to build a new 5,700-square-foot home on Brushy Ridge Road where e 1953 Cape about half that size had stood. The new house planned for 188 Brushy Ridge Road would include five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half-baths and three-bay garage with an unfinished basement and attic, according to a building permit application filed March 20. The house will cost about $975,000 to build and the contractor on the job is New Canaan-based Rick Sillo Construction. It was designed by Lecher Development LLC, also of New Canaan. The 1.11-acre property had been purchased for $1,050,000 in November, according to tax records. Continue Reading →

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