13 Aiken Road, a side road off Rogues Hill, has cut its price to $6.150 million, down a wee bit from its original 2005 price of $11.975. Admittedly, it's a hideous house, but there was a time when someone with equally-awful taste would have stepped up for this one: someone like its neighbor, for instance, Raj Rajaratnam, once of Galleon Group and now a guest of federal prison authorities for an indefinite period, would have loved it.
But those times are gone, and 11,500 sq. ft. grotesqueries, specially those in the far, far back country, are a drag on the market.
I smell a nursing home, or perhaps a commune for aging, blind hippies or, my pet idea, a rehab for alcoholic CEOs, once stripped down to the studs and redone, perhaps by Cindy Renfret.