Well this is a shame

56 Clapboard Ridge What are the odds that the use that replaces it will be as gracious and appealing? I'd guess zilch. Greenwich Free Press reports that the old house at 56 Clapboard Ridge is being torn down by its new owners.

It's a beautiful, 1840 house, completely renovated, that sold to these people for $8.750 million in June, 2015, so I'm puzzled by their decision to raze it. That's far above land value, so I can only assume that they bought with an eye to keeping it but changed their minds for some reason. Private property still belongs to its owner in this town (sort of), so they're free to do what they please, but I wish they'd sell it to someone who'd appreciate the house for what it is, and buy some other land to build a new home.