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March 18, 2007

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Al Mollitor

This reinforces my belief that one doesn't necessarily need to be intelligent and/or have class to make a lot of money.

Martin Langeland

A good friend refers to such as this as:

Aggressive opulence.

I am always bemused that such houses seem to be occupied by elderly people whose bedrooms are up top while the laundry is down the basement.
--ml

GreenmanTim

Using Google Maps for the sat image and then Topozone

http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.91383&lon=-73.36912&datum=nad27&layer=DRG

this house appears to be at 1160 ft. It is on one of the western spurs of Sharon Mt. and abutted to the west and north by Housatonic State Forest. That is why it could only be accessed by a driveway that switches up the steep slope from the river (and crosses at least one stream). Because of its configuration, Cornwall and not Sharon would be the closest emergency responders.

Terry Cowgill

Tim,

I, too, have noticed this monster on my drives down Rt 7. I think it is technically in the town of Sharon. It would be interesting to find out whether this kind of house could be built in a location such as this now.

My understanding is Sharon either overhauled its zoning regs recently or is in the process of doing so after the Depretis imbroglio.

Do you know what the latitude of the house is? Ridgeline regs might have prevented this.

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