They say it's too close
As we prepare to go back on the market, we are thinking about the main (pretty much the only) objection we heard back from previous showings: that the house is too close to the road.
It's an antique, and it was actually built before there was a public road, when a lot of land and several houses were in one big homestead.
Anyway, the side of the house, not the front, actually faces the road and angles toward it at the back of the house. Over a 75-foot length including the closest point at the end of the garage, the proximity ranges from five feet to about 35 feet at the front corner of the living room. A screened porch ranges from about 8 feet at the closest point to the road to about 15 feet.
There are, maybe, 40 car trips past the house in any given day. Despite its long frontage, the house is oriented away from the road; we rarely hear it and better views draw the eye away from the road at all times when in the house.
So--Do you think that some kind of visual separator, starting at the porch area, whether small stone wall, fence, partial wall or fence, or even minor landscape in the spring (a running flower bed or some spaced out privet bushes) would improve the impression of being too close/vulnerable or make it worse?