For quite some time, a simple little house on Halsey Lane was trying to sell itself and about an acre of land for $3-3.5 million—a bargain compared to the nearby $49.5 million Sandcastle, right? The property eventually sold for $2.9 million to what appears to be a developer. We infer this because all traces of that cottage are now gone! Today, the property plays host to a colossal 9,000-square-foot shingle-style house, which makes sense since most of the neighboring properties are also ginormous. Judging by its description, the house will offer lots of drama, including 40' cathedral ceilings and loft-style bedrooms. And again, this makes sense because the house also offers an equally dramatic price tag of $8.4 million.
· Listing: 623 Halsey lane [Corcoran]