New listing in Lucas Point

 5 Middle Way, Lucas Point

5 Middle Way, Lucas Point

5 Middle Way, $4.995 million. The sellers paid its full asking price of $4.195 for it in 2005 (after just 12 days on the market which, given the lag between accepted offer and signed contracts, means, probably the day it appeared) and added a (small) addition, plus a lot of updating. 1904 home, and like much of Lucas Point has some of its land (but not the house itself, I don't believe located in the VE flood zone [update clarification: if the structure itself isn't in the zone, the restrictions on improvements etc don't apply] , but as I keep repeating here, Lucas Point is one of the best mini-communities in Old Greenwich - the best, in my opinion, occasional flooding or not. And anything built in 1904 has weathered far greater hurricanes than we've seen recently, including the great one of 1938 (pre-Al Gore). 

If this is your price range and you're at all interested in living in Old Greenwich, well worth a gander.

Plusses: it's got "The Chair" and "The Orange" 

Minuses: No zebra skin, which surprises me, because the two women co-listing it are highly-competent, experienced agents; they'll probably have corrected that omission and maybe even thrown down a couple of sisal rugs before you stop by to see it.

 The chair

The chair

 The (shade of) orange

The (shade of) orange