Well sometimes reality is a little different

 Hollywood East? 9 William Street, Riverside

Hollywood East? 9 William Street, Riverside

GT has run a puff piece on a house for sale at 27 Alden Road that, the reporter says, "carries a touch of Silent Film Era Glamour" : 

There’s a definite aura about the house at 27 Alden Road. It feels like it might have been built for a silent-film star, or anyone who had a taste for glamour when it was built in 1928. It’s easy to imagine Douglas Fairbanks pouring out a pitcher of martinis under its timbered ceilings, or Gloria Swanson sunning herself on the outdoor patio.

Silent films were indeed made here in town back in the day: my grandmother Leatrice Joy Gilbert was just one of many stars to film in what's now Rosa Hartman Park, across from Perrot Library, so I was struck by the suggestion of martini-pitcher-wielding stars swinging from the rafters in local homes.

And Douglas Fairbanks (Jr.) did indeed pour drinks (although he'd have never "poured out a pitcher of martinis", as the reporter imagines: the man was not one to waste alcohol) and relax on a sundeck in Greenwich, but it happened at my mother's very (very) modest bungalow in Riverside when he'd come to stay with his childhood friend. The ceilings, alas, were probably no higher than 7', so no rafter swinging there. 

No point to any of this, except that it provides an amusing image.

UPDATE: I'M NO ROOFING EXPERT, BUT IF I WERE ADVISING CLIENTS ON THIS HOUSE, I'D WARN THEM TO SET ASIDE A HUGE SUM TO RELACE THIS SLATE ROOF.

UPDATE II: I realize that the roof's failed condition will come up in an inspection, but why would you provide a close-up of it in listing photos? Full disclosure is a good thing, but not, possibly, the best idea when introducing a property to first-time Internet viewers.

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 I don't think I've ever seen such a depressing place to take A  bath. And the master bath at that.

I don't think I've ever seen such a depressing place to take A  bath. And the master bath at that.