I widened the search for homes into Connecticut at or under $450K and at first found only houses that were ripped from murder and mayhem headlines….
Or ones where fixing it up might take more money than the purchase price…
But then, as I scrolled down and down, into a lower price point, the more adorable houses appeared. I was searching too high at $450.
Here, 14 Nolan Street in Norwalk, a hip happening town for young families, at $328k, a three bedroom one bath charmer, 1260sf, built in 1872. Looks adorable and move-in ready. Lovely front and back porch. Gorgeous back yard. White picket fence.
The downsides: one bathroom and no garage but if that’s not a deal breaker for your family, I think this is a winner. It looks much larger than the listed square footage and with the large backyard, a young family might take the outside as a trade-off for the smaller interior.
Another home that looks lovingly cared for, my bet is by very clean Italian (redundant) grandparents, 289 Flax Hill Road, also in Norwalk. at $379k. 3b, 2.5ba, 2811 sf.
The neighborhood looks tidy as well, lots of bungalow-style homes, lived in a long long time. Nothing one would have to do, but things one could do – reconfigure the kitchen – the space is quite large – add an island for sure. Update the paint colors in the whole house, add some more landscaping outside, bingo.
Comparing apples to apples, I’d buy house two, the one on Flax Hill. Two car garage, twice the interior space, more bathrooms.
But hey, if small and under $450k doesn’t do it for ya boopie, how about a little Cinderella Castle in your life. Woodstock, CT, all for a mere $39MILLION! Funny the listing says Address Withheld. Bonus, the price is Down from $45million. Grab it while you can. It’ll go quickly at this new reduced price. 75 acres. 18,000 square feet. LSD extra. I’d love to know the history behind this build, what the neighbors think, why the owner is selling…chris????
The interior …no comment.