New listing in Old Greenwich

64 Hillcrest Park, $3.249 million. Beautiful 1901 home, updated, on just over an acre. Hillcrest is a fine neighborhood - one of the town's earliest developments (George Washington and his army retreating from Boston camped out on the fields across the road, though that was before Hillcrest was built up), and values there have been rising in the past ten years or so; the stigma of being on the "wrong side" of the Post Road seems to have eased.

The owners paid $2.965 for it in 2012, and have done a great job of brightening up a rather drab interior, and they took advantage of the extension of natural gas into the neighborhood by converting from propane, an excellent way to cut heating costs. Still garage-handicapped: it's got a car port, though that can probably be addressed. 

It's a huge house, 8,300 sq. ft., but every inch of it is very, very cool.