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Location: Stamford, Connecticut
This Stamford house was built in 1958, and it looks it. The kitchen needs a lot of work, and so do the bathrooms. There’s carpeting in some of the bedrooms, and the 3,293-square-foot home needs a general refresh inside and out: new paint job, window dressings, restored ceilings.
But imagine the potential. Set on over five acres of gorgeous Connecticut greenery and just a train ride away from Manhattan, it has six bedrooms—including an in-law apartment and guest suite with separate entrances—and enough midcentury modern charm and all its attendant perks to take it to the next level. They include a flexible, open floor plan, plenty of windows, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, two brick fireplaces, wood and tile flooring, and, of course, generous indoor-outdoor living. There’s also a swimming pool, fountain, and pond.
And for an asking price of $795,000, after a recent price cut of $100,000, the property—located at 396 Erskine Road—appears to be a pretty good deal. So, if you’re discouraged by home prices in New York City and want not only a real house but also land, this may be the place for you. Or for me.