Property Near Ames Pond Back on Market as One of Most Expensive Homes For Sale in Stoughton

A four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Colonial on Highland Rock Dr. is one of the most expensive houses for sale in Stoughton.

According to AOL Real Estate, one of the most expensive homes for sale this past fall in Stoughton is now back on the market. 

55 Highland Rock Dr. , but was taken off, and was recently put back on the market for $565,900 at the beginning of February, according to AOL Real Estate.

A Colonial, the home has four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, central air conditioning, a fireplace and a garage. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling, jacuzzi tub, shower, and walk-in closet.

The home, built in 1993, is 3,992 square feet, has wood siding, an asphalt roof, and is situated on a hilltop at the end of a cul-de-sac on a 1.92 acre lot with a view of Ames Pond.

For more information on this property and to see more photos, click here.

DJ February 04, 2013 at 11:13 PM
I do not believe these "market reports" are at all beneficial for the town and often not for the seller either. Why are particular properties singled out over others and what make you think the information offered in the headline or sub is enticing ? If I were interested in this home, straight off I'd know I had leverage in my offer. Please, reconsider such posts in the future.
Jeffrey Pickette February 04, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Hi DJ, I don't really see any harm done. Anyone who is interested in purchasing this house can google the address and look up property history and see whether or not a property had been on the market. The purpose is just to offer a snapshot of what is currently on the market in Stoughton and how much the property is selling for. Maybe it's a home in your neighborhood; maybe you own a similar size home with similar features; maybe you are looking to buy a different home in town; or maybe you just enjoy real estate. Any number of factors can entice someone to click on the article. The fact that this is currently one of the most expensive properties on the market in town, is again, something which can be looked up on line. All of this is public information.
michd February 05, 2013 at 04:30 AM
I understand both views but I'd have to agree with DJ on this. I don't think it's beneficial to the town or in this particular case to the seller. When you say that it's the "highest priced" home on the market, it really doesn't say much for this town. A large, beautiful home in a scenic area that has depreciated in value just doesn't say much. Furthermore, to also say that it WAS on the market for $579,000 but now listed for $15,000 less shows that this house couldn't sell which raises eyebrows. I personally cringe whenever I see the real estate postings on the Patch because each time I see the "highest" priced home (which are large, several bedrooms, scenic Bay Road area etc.) I know that my home has only continued to depreciate even more. Seriously, who in their right mind would spend a half a million on a house in Stoughton with boarded up store fronts, dollar stores everywhere, limited restaurants, depreciated home values, a "fair" (at best) school system, crime (just read the constant police log). Reading the real estate section would not entice people to come here. I agree with DJ and I think that particular section ought to be omitted.
Jeffrey Pickette February 05, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Hi Michelle, Again, I understand what you and DJ are saying, but this is all public information that any prospective home buyer (hopefully) researches before making a decision to purchase a home in any community. The purpose is to give a snapshot of what is being sold in the area. Home values are not down in Stoughton because of this article; it is in part because the perception of Stoughton you detail in the latter part of your comment is seen as a reality for a lot of people both in and out of town. There are a lot of people who are investing a lot of time to change this perception (like the master plan committee). A new high school building, a revitalized downtown, more development in North Stoughton could all help in increasing property values.


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