107 Meadow Road, a 1925 mansion owner by the widow of Mr. Brace of Harcourt-Brace publishing fame, tried for $6.995 back in 2016, but because of severe deed restrictions that prevented any change in the exterior or any addition in space, its market value was hammered. Still. it did find a buyer at $3.7 million, and that buyer has restored and renovated it and today returned it the active listing list at $8.695. Hmm.
Meadow is a fabulous street in a great neighborhood, and this house, on three acres perched high above on the hill, enjoys a wonderful view over Od Greenwich Cove, so there’s nothing to argue about the setting.
Some may object to the house itself, however. The builders were constrained by those deed restrictions, so the house remains the same size: at 7,603 sq.ft. that’s hardly an obstacle, but they might have redone/rearranged that space, if permitted, and the garage remains a detached structure.
They did manage to install central air — I’d wondered whether outdoor compressors would be allowed — and replaced the old heating system, so that’s all to the good. I’m not sold on the kitchen, which seems to have retained its tiny, cramped size, albeit with modern appliances added, and the bathrooms, while updated, remain pretty-much what they were.
But it is a great location, so someone may fall in love with this grand old dame.