I thought this new listing's price was a misprint, but no — they're serious

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73 Sawmill Lane, new construction, $3.849 million. In its defense, the swamp it sits in will afford shelter for peeper frogs, who will eat the mosquitos, and entertain you with their singing on hot summer nights. And with an exterior like this, this may be the only place left in town where you can leave the keys in your Range Rover with impunity — what thief would ever expect to find anything of value to steal here?

Bad lot, weak street, and a design that could only have come off the drawing board of a Yale Architectural School graduate; someone’s going to lose their shirt here. You $2.2 buyers, keep your checkbooks dry, and be ready to pounce in 2021.

At this price, you’d expect a bit more in foundation plantings than baby Brussels sprouts. And if I interpret the shadow correctly, that front door is protected by some sort of lattice work, affording no shelter from the elements. Sheesh — did I mention Yale?

At this price, you’d expect a bit more in foundation plantings than baby Brussels sprouts. And if I interpret the shadow correctly, that front door is protected by some sort of lattice work, affording no shelter from the elements. Sheesh — did I mention Yale?

swamp holler

swamp holler

here’s a mystery: the listing boasts of two fireplaces, but there’s nary a chimney to be seen, front or back: not even a sidewall vent for a gas feature. Virtual goggles provided?

here’s a mystery: the listing boasts of two fireplaces, but there’s nary a chimney to be seen, front or back: not even a sidewall vent for a gas feature. Virtual goggles provided?