It’s not often that a pristine parcel of land comes up for sale in Rye, but one recently has and if you’ve ever thought of building your own house, 181 Forest Avenue warrants your immediate attention.
In addition to boasting 1.32 level acres, the location is convenient but private, reached by an access driveway and tucked well off the street. The owner has thought of everything to ease the way for the buyer: all the rocks that would have slowed construction have been removed, the utility conduits are in place, and trees are being added to screen the northern end of the property. The lot is pre-approved to build on and you can build up to an 8,500 square-foot home and still have room for a pool.
The price is $2,595,000, which as the listing agent, Michele Flood of Coldwell Banker, points out is on the low end. Properties under an acre on Forest, nearby Gramercy Avenue and Guion Road have sold recently for prices ranging from $2,000,000 to $3,150,000. And, currently, 181 Forest Avenue has the distinction of being the only land for sale in Rye.
- Robin Jovanovich