Sunday, December 11, 2011

Richardson Buys Home in Massachusetts

Former Gov. Bill Richardson has bought a "vacation" home in Chatham, Mass., according to a story yesterday in The Cape Cod Times.

LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING According to the article, written by Susan Milton, Richardson and former First Lady Barbara Richardson:

"paid $1.67 million for a house on Fox Pond and Strong Island Road, according to the deed recorded on Sept. 15.

The couple secured a $675,000 mortgage from the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and purchased the 2,278-square-foot house from Gerald and Stephanie Coughlan of Wellesley. The Coughlans paid $1.6 million for the property on Nickerson Neck in 2004.

Most of the property's value — $1.5 million — is in the 36,200-square-foot pond-front lot, according to Chatham assessing records. The assessed value of the three-bedroom house with 4.5 bathrooms was $297,900.

"Gov. and Mrs. Richardson will use this home as a vacation home," Richardson spokesman Caitlin Wakefield emailed Friday. "Their primary residence will continue to be Santa Fe, N.M. Mrs. Richardson has longstanding ties in the Cape Cod area."
Read the whole story HERE

It's been some time since I've seen Richardson in Santa Fe. Something tells me Richardson sightings around here are going to get even more infrequent.