Wilton Real Estate Report (Feb. 19-26, 2021): Former ABC Boys’ House Among This Week’s Sales

At $1,325,000, the property at 29 Olmstead Hill Road was Wilton's highest real estate transaction for the week ending Feb. 26, 2021

Each week the Wilton Town Clerk’s office releases data for the prior week’s real estate transactions. For the one-week period from Feb. 19-26, 2021, seven properties changed hands, with the highest selling price at just over $1.3 million.

Important:  Please note this report contains limited information. For details, please read the document on file in the Wilton Town Clerk’s office. These land transfer reports are available on the town website.

Notable among the sales is the property at 15 Cannon Road, sold by ABC of Wilton for $700,000 to Cannon House, LLC.

The 6,000-square-foot home with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen was formerly the ABC of Wilton boys’ residence. According to the real estate listing, this unique home included a pool table and piano in the sale.

A Better Chance (ABC) has been part of Wilton for 25 years. The national, non-profit organization, whose mission is to increase access to high-quality education for students of color, was embraced by the community in 1996 when ABC of Wilton first opened the boys’ residence.

The sale of 15 Cannon Road comes after a time of transition for the ABC of Wilton program, and the difficult decision last spring to close the boys’ program.

The girls’ program, which was added in 2008, continues to operate. Sources close to the program say it also faces significant financial challenges, with unexpected program costs (due to COVID mitigation, planning, testing and staffing), exacerbated by fundraising difficulties, as many non-profits have experienced during the pandemic. A fundraiser celebrating the program’s 25th anniversary has been scheduled for Sept. 12, 2021, at Ambler Farm.

Other land transfers recorded during the week ending Feb. 25 (including address, sale price, and photo where available) are listed below.

80 Spectacle Lane: Jeffrey B. and Lynda J. Carroll to Juan Wen, for $675,000

126 Scribner Hill Road: Chloe, LLC, to Mary Hauser and Joseph Rava, for $599,000

41 Quail Ridge Road: Mark A. and Katherine A. Schlageter to Ezequiel Chavez Resendiz and Julie Corbett, for $875,000

29 Spoonwood Road: Jonathan T. and Alice B. Woods to Ivelina Buyuklieva and C. Krishna Samy, for $705,000

29 Olmstead Hill Road: Gordon and Collen N. Rapkin to Kevin M. and Colleen N. Schirf, for $1,325,000

409 Hurlbutt Street: Alan J. and Marie D. Brenner to Amanda Matsuzaka, for $836,500