It is always interesting to learn how much a home sells for within a certain zip code, Elementary School District. I recently represented buyers on a simply grand property in New Rochelle’s Historic District , 44 Cortlandt Avenue. The home was formerly owned by world renowned actors, Philanthropists, civil rights activists, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Located on 1.29 of an acre of land, this 5642 square foot home sits upon a hill with wondrous winter views of the Long Island Sound. The new owners (and friends) are private people, as were the family. However, it was so nice to have witnessed the closing and the bonding that ensued. The children of Mr. Davis and Ms. Dee were gracious, charming and trying to hold back the emotion of saying good bye to their home, and a lifetime of memories, some of which they shared at the closing table.
My clients were ecstatic about the purchase, and are greatly looking forward to making the home their own, and yet keeping the spirit of both Ossie and Ruby alive within the home. The children gave my clients a memento (photo) that they could place upon a wall to reflect the love the home has represented to so many for so very long.
New Rochelle is GREAT!