This might work (update: this WON"T work)

 Even at this price, you'd expect the agent to at least level her iPhone and maybe move the garbage cans out of sight, no?

Even at this price, you'd expect the agent to at least level her iPhone and maybe move the garbage cans out of sight, no?

27 Cobb Island Drive has hit the market at a "pre-approved" short sale price of $2.115 million. Built in 1993, these owners paid $3 million for it in 2000. They've been trying to sell it since 2013, when they started at $4.199 (bad idea), but it seems they've now tossed in the towel.

The property's on the better side of the street, away from I-95, and it does have views of Cos Cob Harbor. I wouldn't vouch for access to the water here, but possibly a canoe or kayak would work.

When I toured it several years ago it was in good shape, but the listing now says "sold as is", so that might be a warning, but perhaps not: bank short sales are always as-is, though that doesn't preclude your performing a home inspection, and walking if you don't like what you find. 

UPDATE: Mickster draws our attention to the building inspection report, which shows that the house is basically rotting, with non-functioning a/c, a roof in need of replacement, a cracked foundation, etc. So don't just walk from this place, run.