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Lost District Drive Colonial Sells for $1,188,000

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. ***

Dec. 19

173 Ferris Hill Road

$3.1 million
Peter Deutsch to Tseng Family

109 Benedict Hill Road

$925,000
Colin & Katherine Campbell to Timothy Klimpl and Blake Loscalzo

319 Lost District Drive

$1,188,000
Michael Nowacki to Diane & Tao Zhena

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New Construction Planned for Weed Street

The town on Wednesday received an application to build a new 5,000-square-foot home on a 2.67-acre Weed Street property where a 1960-built Colonial now stands. The six-bedroom house planned for 463 Weed St. will include five full bathrooms, a half-bath, fireplace, 3-bay garage and unfinished basement and attic, according to the building permit application. It will cost about $1.2 million to build, the application said. The contractor on the project is Vitabuilt LLC and the architect is Vita Design Group, both of Westport. Continue Reading →

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Officials Vote 4-0 To Delay Demolition of ca. 1830-Built Forest Street Home

Saying that more information is needed about a new two-family house planned for Forest Street, town officials on Monday voted unanimously to impose a 90-day delay in the demolition of an existing antique structure on the .3-acre lot. Members of the Historical Review Committee during a special meeting described the architecture of the approximately 1830-built home at 74 Forest St. as a “vernacular” type that rapidly is disappearing in a historically important area. Committee member Martin Skrelunas, an architecture and landscape preservationist, said the red-painted house “represents and is one of last of this style in New Canaan.”

Addressing Tom Sturges, the contractor on the construction project, Skrelunas said, “I think the thing that could be special about your project is, knowing you’re building from scratch, is that you can demonstrate that you can build in a non-designated historic street but maintain that history, maintain that spirit, which in turn could benefit the rest of that block.”

“I think there will be change on the rest [of the street] and if you are able to do that, I could see others following suit and becoming a much more valuable area,” Skrelunas said at the meeting, held in the Janet Lindstrom Room at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Town House. Committee member Rose Scott Long, an architectural preservationist, added: “This is kind of a crucial point because there is definitely going to be more development in that area and what you do here it is really going to have a great impact.”

The committee voted 4-0 to impose the delay. Continue Reading →

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Strong Single-Home Sales at Top of Market Push New Canaan to 17 Percent Rise in November

Thanks largely to an increase in the $3 million to $5 million range, sales of single-family homes in New Canaan increased 17 percent year-over-year in November, from 12 to 14, according to newly published data. The median sales price jumped 20 percent month-over-month, though the year-to-date median sales price still is 4 percent below last year, according to the New Canaan MLS data, supplied by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. Here’s a snapshot of last month:

 

According to the Board of Realtors president, Joe Scozzafava, there already are four “pending” sales in the $3 million-plus range in December, “so this trend appears to be continuing which is definitely good news.” “Part of the reason for this activity would have to be more realistic asking prices,” he said. “The New Canaan high-end market represents some of the best values in lower Fairfield County.”

Homes as of November are spending an average of 191 days on the market, up from 183 last year, according to the data. Continue Reading →

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