1870-Built Valley Road Home Sells for $1,727,230

The following property transfers were recorded recently 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. ***

Feb. 14

77 Locust Ave., Unit 121

$280,000
Analia Pizzi to Marzena Nicklewicz

Feb.

Weeburn Drive Split-Level Sells for $850,000

Recent property transfers and building permit applications:

Property transfers 

Feb. 6

170 Weeburn Drive

$850,000
Gino Farina to Amit Juenja

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Building permit applications 

Filed Feb. 7 for 2 Pine St., by Robert Woods Sr. on behalf of ESP Pine St. LLC (owner):

Tenant: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Description: “Confined to lower level and first floor—demolition, new walls, doors and millwork; ceilings, lighting, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, electrical and new elevator; structural work for new elevator installation only; no change in use or egress.”
Estimated cost: $500,000. Contractor: Horton Group LLC (Madison)
Architect: Nelson Architecture (New York, N.Y.)

Filed Jan.

Thrush Lane Cape Sells for $1.3 Million 

The following property transfers were recorded recently 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. ***

Jan. 31

58 Lakeview Ave., Unit 11

$660,000
Patricia Blair to Dana Ciafone

61 Thrush Lane

$1,305,000
Donald Foscato, trustee, to Guillermo Zapata

Jan.

New Canaan Home Sales Down 24% in January

Home sales in New Canaan declined 24% year-over-year in January, according to new data. In addition to the overall decrease in single-family home sales, from 17 to 13, the median price dropped 13% in the period, from $1,355,000 to $1,175,000, according to data from the New Canaan Board of Realtors. 

Here’s a snapshot of home sales activity for the month: 

 

Houses spent an average of 237 days on the market, the data say, compared to 260 days one year ago. In all, there were 237 homes on the market at the end of January 2019, compared to 177 last month, according to the data. 

In January, the total number of condominiums sold increased to five, up from four the prior year, the data say. The median sales price of condominiums fell 25% in the period, from $775,00 to $585,000. 

Lockwood Avenue Homeowners Seek Permission To Build Two-Story Rear Addition, Front Porch

The owners of a 100-year-old Colonial on Lockwood Avenue are seeking permission to put on a two-story rear addition and build a new front porch, changes to the property that would encroach slightly on height and setback limits for the B Residential zone. The house at 23 Lockwood Ave. is a legally non-conforming dwelling that predates the New Canaan Zoning Regulations, according to a variance application filed on behalf of the property’s owners by local attorney David Rucci of Lampert, Toohey & Rucci LLP. The home includes 1,406 square feet of living space, according to the property’s Assessor field card. 

Plans call for a front porch that would sit seven feet from the side yard boundary in lieu of the required eight feet (see page 59 here), and an addition that (at 23 feet) would exceed allowable building height by three feet and total building height (at 27 feet) that would exceed the maximum by two feet (page 63). “The applicant’s proposal is to construct an additional 652 square feet to expand the living space and second floor bedrooms,” Rucci said in the application.