I saw a gorgeous house for sale in yesterday’s special home insert of the Wall Street Journal that made me run to look up the listing. The house is on the ocean. $6.2 million. Madison, CT. Yes, I could do that.
The interior is equally gorgeous. Perfect condition. Pristine beach. What’s not to love? Uh oh. Using Google Earth is always the first rule of home shopping.
I’ve been to the Madison Beach Club and it’s wonderful. Great family vibe. Sailing. Tennis. Everything. It’s joyfully busy all summer long, the way it should be.
So here’s the question. If you love this home, what compromises would you be willing to make to own it? We all draw the line at something. Some won’t live on a busy street or next to the train. But would I want to have a busy beach club next door to me after spending $6.2? After all, the beach club is only open from mid June to Labor Day. I would not. Maybe I’m in the minority, I’m not sure. The house is awfully nice.
I bet the real estate listing agent is hoping you disagree with me and is anxious for you to tour this home….. let’s say, around October 1 when the club is closed and quiet, but before hurricane season. 🙂 Just saying….