Sotheby's International Realty- (MBA) - GreenwichCT.com
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What part of NYC are you in? I grew up in the upper east.
There are lovely houses that already exist in Greenwich and also in NY cities such as Rye that are large and lovely. Whatever house you decide upon...new or old, large or small... the first rule is: it should fit with the existing landscape (including architecture of other buildings). Also..please do enlist the services of a good architect, interior designer and real estate agent to help with your move. Good luck. :-)
lot area of 448,668 x .0625 = 28,041.75 sf.
.0625 is the floor area ratio used to determine the maximum square footage in a 4 ac zone. If it is a two acre zone, there is a different ratio use. I believe it is .09.
Give me a call at 203-561-8092 if you have any more questions, or if you'd like me to elaborate.
Building your dream house by Converse Lake on the Greenwich/Bedford border sounds wonderful!
1st-Interview and hire a local reputable builder who will walk the land with you to determine if you can accomplish your goals on that site. Feel free to call me for a list of local builders.
You will need time to do your due diligence on the land you select.
The builder will guide you regarding the testing that needs to be done to determine
if the site is right for your needs. Each lot is different and you will need to have all of the following information to determine the FAR or size of the house on that particular property.
Testing includes but is not limited to
wetlands survey & perc testing conducted by soil scientist and required by the health dept. for septic installation.
An Engineer will need to site the house in relation to wetlands, septic & well sites.
I work with builders on a daily basis and am very familiar with the process.
Feel free to call me for a recommendation.
Perhaps a wiser course might be to buy the land and sit on it. Meanwhile, rent or buy something else and "try on" the town. You might decide that full-time country life isn't for you, perhaps Greenwich would work better as a weekend and vacation destination.