Old style houses just aren't commanding decent prices these days

 A shave and a haircut before listing would probably have been a good idea

A shave and a haircut before listing would probably have been a good idea

24 Pecksland Road, asking $2.3 million, reports a contingent contract; it started at $3.4 million back in 2015. Purchased in 1992 for $1.6 million ($2.813 in current dollars) by a now-deceased Austrian (?) prince — a VW executive, anyway — the royal style is no longer in vogue, and neither is Pecksland Road. Bad combination.

 Oh dear. No, no, no!

Oh dear. No, no, no!