640 Round Hill Road, dropped $400,000 to $2.850 million. The seller, bless his heart saved this wonderful 1725 antique from the wrecking ball and paid $3 million for it in 2006. I have no idea how much he put into its total renovation but it must have been a substantial sum, so today’s price represents a very nice subsidy for the next owner; I’m also pretty sure that the owner considered this restoration as a labor of love, rather than a money-maker.
It’s a great house, but it’s been pared down to just four acres, so farming is out, and I can’t see this a kid-friendly home; not for rearing a family, at least. Maybe a weekend retreat for NYC types? I think that would be fabulous.
As an aside, the previous owner of this house was a Mr. Frank Snyder, whose 2006 obituary can be found here. I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Synder, but he was quite a man: submarine officer in the Pacific during WW II, UVA Law, one of the founders of Stratton Ski Mountain and, how I came to know of him, a great sailor. Greenwich has its drawbacks, but we do attract some very interesting, accomplished people.