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New Canaan property transfers, plans for tear-downs and new construction, building permit applications, open houses and new homes on the market.

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New Construction Planned for Woods End Road; Demolition on West Road

The town last week issued a permit to build a 5,876-square-foot home on a vacant Woods End Road lot. The new home at 85 Woods End Road will cost about $1,021,000 to build and will include five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half-bath, two fireplaces a finished basement and three-bay garage, according to a building permit issued Jan. 9. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Sees Strong Home Sales in December; Median Sales Prices Up in 2017

Sales of single-family homes in New Canaan increased from 15 to 20 year-over-year in December, according to new data, as strong sales in the $2 million-plus bracket drove up the median price 47 percent, according to new data. The town saw five sales in the $3 million-plus range alone, compared to just one in December 2016, which is “terrific news for the New Canaan real estate market,” according to Janis Hennessy, president of the New Canaan Board of Realtors. The median sales price is up from $1.3 million to $1,912,500 in the same period, and year-to-date is up 1 percent, according to the data. “As we enter into 2018 with lower levels of inventory than a year ago, we are optimistic it will translate to stronger opportunities for new listings in January,” Hennessy said. “We are all looking forward to very healthy real estate year ahead.”

Here’s a look at single-family home sales:


The condominium market saw four units sold in December compared to three one year ago, though the median price for those units dropped from $1,035,000 to $504,500 in the same period, the data shows. Continue Reading →

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‘A Really Wonderful Model for the Neighborhood’: Officials Offer High Praise for Forest Street Home Design in Voting 4-0 To Lift Demolition Delay

Calling the redesign of a new home on Forest Street tasteful, respectful of the property’s historic past and exemplary for an important neighborhood, town officials last week voted unanimously to lift a delay on the demolition of an existing structure. Members of the Historical Review Committee voted 4-0 at their Jan. 5 meeting to lift a delay instituted last month on demolishing the ca. 1830-built home at 74 Forest St. “You have made significant changes—positive changes—I think you have created a winner here, a really wonderful model for the neighborhood and an example for others who will come after you,” committee member Martin Skrelunas said during the group’s meeting, held at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Town House. Continue Reading →

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Parish Road Colonial Sells for $1,465,000

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. ***

Jan. 3

76 Colonial Road

Elizabeth Miller to Robert Miller

6 Parish Road

Edward & Angela Ho to Joseph O’Connor & Minjing Li

112 Oak St. Continue Reading →

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