It astonished me when it sold for $3.850 in 2003, and it continues to surprise me now

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14 Mountain Wood Drive, currently asking $3.485 (down from its original March, 2017 asking price of $4.495) finally reports a contract. I didn't understand that 2003 purchase price for this nondescript, 1977 house, and notwithstanding the current owners expanding it by a third and renovating all of it, I still don't get it. 

De gustibus non est disputandum

 circa 2018

circa 2018

 And what it looked like in 2003, when it sold for $3.850 million. Go figure.

And what it looked like in 2003, when it sold for $3.850 million. Go figure.

Almost a year ago, after he'd taken yet another price cut, I warned the then-listing agent that he'd misstaged it, but he ignored my advice.

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