Goose Creek was never going to be an easy sale, despite its celebrity pedigree and many good features. It boasts 5.5 acres (set off a tiny inlet by Georgica Pond), an indoor wave pool, and a 110-seat screening room. Of course there’s also an outdoor pool (kind of weirdly shaped) and a tennis court. The property been rented by many celebrities over the years, including Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna.
The house itself is enormous: 19,000 square feet. But let’s face it, not everyone wants a house that gigantic. And the house is just odd looking. There’s a traditional shingled part (with fake quoins, sigh), with a tacked-on Mediterranean stucco part. Whoever buys the property, get a good architect to fix the exterior, please. Or what about part demolishing it? Maybe ditch the shingled part and just keep the stucco part, possibly turning the giant screening room into a kitchen/great room.
We do think, though, that the owners have done a great job renovating and modernizing the interiors. Back when Goose Creek last sold in 2014, the interiors were extremely dated and 90s. Now the interiors look fresh and bright with stylish contemporary furniture.
Also, while we guess the 110-seat screening room is pretty nice, your average multiplex has way more comfortable chairs, farther apart, with cupholders, these days.
It first went onto the market back when dinosaurs roamed the earth (we think it was 2004) asking a similary huge $26 million. As pages flew off the calendar, the price was eventually lowered, until after a mere ten years on the market, the property sold for $10.55 million. In January the property came back on the market, represented by Michael Schultz and Susan Ryan at Corcoran, with asking price is $16 million. We didn’t think that was so bad, but the price has just been chopped $2 million, down to $14 million.
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