I've never believed that hackable "smart homes" can overcome location

 130 Old Church Road

130 Old Church Road

533 days after entering the market at $3.995 million, and eventually marked down to $3.295, 130 Old Church Road reports a contract. The house itself was impeccably built by a fine, local contractor, but the lot was carved out of rock ledge, so there's no yard to speak of, and certainly not the "simply gorgeous property" the listing claims, and all the non-volatile paint, bamboo flooring, Nest thermostats and Crestron "home-automation systems" don't outweigh that.

Besides, Crestron packages add as little value as swimming pools, which is to say, nothing: those buyers who want the feature prefer to design their own, and the majority of buyers aren't interested at all, and won't pay a penny for it. Note to builders: save your money, and don't build pools, home theaters, wine cellars, or install Crestron.

 Look, it has a stove in the kitchen!

Look, it has a stove in the kitchen!

 Windows in the bedroom

Windows in the bedroom

 As well as a window where a chimney might be

As well as a window where a chimney might be

 And a foot bath (excuse me: "water feature")  in the side yard.

And a foot bath (excuse me: "water feature")  in the side yard.

 Subject to confirmation, this appears to be a genuine cable tie!

Subject to confirmation, this appears to be a genuine cable tie!