Too much snow! It's great to see the full parking lot at Mohawk Ski Mountain, but not so much fun shoveling out. The parking lot at the Cornwall General Store is larger now and also full. It is such a pleasure to be greeted by name when one enters to get a great soup, sandwich or sweet. They've had a good first year, even opening in the middle of the night for the firefighters the night of the Northwest Lumberyard fire. We were happy to learn that the business will be rebuilt.
Perhaps best of all, Bonneybrook is fully occupied and our own Heidi Kearns is the new manager. We do hope they'll have an Open House this Spring. And if you need a new wine for springtime celebrations, remember that there are wine tastings every Saturday from 2-5PM at the Cornwall Bridge Liquor Store.
Last year we reported 9 sales in the Cornwall Bridge area totaling $2,915,671. This year we are reporting 9 sales in the same area, totaling $4,011,000. Here are the new nine:
140 Whitcomb Hill Road is a cozy one bedroom cottage on 35 acres which abut a state forest. Originally listed at $650,000 it sold for $395,000.
156 Kent Road is a 1740 salt box with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and a detached 2 car garage all on .43 acre. It was a foreclosure sale at $169,000.
127 Kent Road is an 1820 cape with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, new septic system and central air conditioning on .33 acre. This move-in ready home was originally listed by Rick Meehan at $225,000 and sold by me at $165,000.
6 Day Road is a large cape style house of 3256 square feet on 14 acres. The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, eat in kitchen, dining room, library and living room. It is centrally air conditioned and there is also a barn style 2 bedroom guest house. Originally listed by me at $749,000; David Bain sold it for $650,000.
252 Furnace Brook Road was reported as a foreclosure sale a year ago at $90,299 by Toni Soule. A contractor redid the house which was built in 1948. Located on 16.6 hill side acres, this 3 bedroom 1.5-bathroom home was newly listed at $429,500 and closed at $389,500.
7 West Drive is a comfortable 1848 square foot ranch on 12 acres. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2 car garage underneath. There is also a large barn with a concrete floor. This property has been listed for several years starting at $675,000 and closed at $250,000.
63 Popple Swamp Road is a 6 room 1949 remodeled cape featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on 6 acres with 2 ponds and a stream. A new 2 bedroom guest house with garage parking underneath was an additional bonus. Listed at $895,000 it sold for $755,000.
38 Popple Swamp Road is a 1941 mid-century modern retreat of 3000 square feet featuring 2 master bedrooms and 3 guest bedrooms all on 29 hillside acres. A stone terrace leads to a stone guest house all of which overlook 2 lovely ponds. Listed at $765,000 it sold very quickly at $750,000.
8 Popple Swamp Road is a large Colonial house dating back to 1850 and sited on 8 acres. David Bain listed the property for $592,500. Earlier listings had asked $825,000. The land is beautifully landscaped with stone walls, a stream on one side with a secret garden and a storage barn plus a 2 car detached garage. The house has an original dining room with wainscoting and fireplace, a second fireplace in the library/den, 5 bedrooms, large kitchen and a spacious screened porch at the back of the house overlooking the gardens. It sold for $487,500.
We do have 2 new listings to tell you about:
20 Brook Road is listed by Michelle Pastre of our Sharon office at $162,500. There is an accepted offer and we'll share the selling price in our next letter.
13 Day Road is my listing at $599,000. This colonial style house features 6 bedrooms and 3 baths all in 4351 square feet with an attached 3 car garage over which there is a 1 bedroom apartment. The house is sited at the end of a dead end road surrounded by woods. All the rooms feature large windows letting in natural light and adding to the feeling of living in the forest.
And we also have an unfurnished rental:
11A Day Road is a most unusual dome home apartment behind the larger dome home.
2 bedrooms and a full bath are on the upper level which overlooks a spacious living area open to the kitchen. First floor half bath also houses a washer and dryer. $1100/month.
This is the year Cornwall turns 275 years young! There will be celebrations aplenty.
I'm on the committee that is planning them, so if you have any ideas, please share with me. We'd love for you to visit us in West Cornwall, next door to the Wandering Moose or follow our new Cornwall blog: http://the3cornwalls.blogspot.com. All our neighborhood letters appear there as well as new listings and recent property sales and other pertinent Cornwall happenings. Please remember when it snows again, Spring will be here soon.
Rick Meehan Heidi Kearns
This graph shows the number of successful transactions in our key towns of Cornwall, Kent and Sharon in 2014
Please note that not all listings and sales transactions are through David Bain Real Estate