For years now, I’ve blogged about a gorgeous house for sale on the ocean in Old Saybrook, 102a Sequassen Avenue and her sister house to make it a Hyannis-like compound, 102b Sequassen, 102b sale contingent ONLY upon the sale of 102a. Now together selling for $10.4m, down from their combined sale price of $13m. That’s Door Number Two in the photo.
Moosing around online this morning, come to find out now BOTH neighbors are now selling. I knew #100 was for sale, we talked about that before, it’s the one closest to the beach, Door Number Three in the photo. I see no redeeming qualities in 100 Sequassen, pretty much a meh house in my humble opinion, a scraper at $3.9m.
New to the market, ta da, the neighbor on the other side is selling #104 Sequassen, for $6.4million. That’s door Number One in the photo. Okay on the exterior but the interior, very dated, very 2004, actually looks older with the brass finishes and all the light wood cabinets. Nothing about it (to me) says beach. Bring in the dumpster.
So what do you think it is? Baby boomer age owners who want to bail on failing Connecticut and move to Florida? Fear of another hurricane that might wipe the whole fragile peninsula off the map? Feuding neighbors? Something is going on that all three (actually four if you count the second house with 102a) are for sale.
I’m thinking we pool our money, buy the whole row, tear down #100 and #104 and move the guest house, #102b where 104 is located.
All together, the four houses come in around $21m. Offer half that for the whole magilla? Who’s in?