Ever wonder how much people are willing to spend for a really special summer cottage? In Branford Connecticut where the Thimble Islands are counted among the pricey shoreline properties the largest amount ever paid occurred over 5 years ago for the astonishing figure of $23.500.000.00 or simply $23.5 Million Dollars.
Rogers Island, which is a 7.75 acre parcel holds the trophy house of the islands, a 27 room tutor style mansion and the amenities on the land includes a tennis court & swimming pool with a bath house. Gardens and golf greens also adorn the landscape. This is just one of many islands in the owners collection. A wealthy widow from Westchester County in New York has been buying up islands during the last decade. She may own eight or more now with houses and a few that are just rocks. She considers them "little pieces of art" and refurbishes them to the grandeur of yesteryear before the Hurricane of '38 swept so many cottages away.
If you are traveling through Connecticut and have an hour or two to spare you can tour the Thimble Islands on one of the many boats leaving from the Stony Creek town dock. Take Exit 56 off I-95 and head south to the Sound, about 5 minutes. Tours lasting about 45 minutes leave a few times during each hour in July & August. Here are a couple of links to Captain Bob's or the Sea Mist piloted by Captain Mike.
If you like what you see along the Connecticut Shoreline contact Dan Cummings for all your Real Estate needs. We have a vast array of inventory including Waterfront Mansions & Country Estates, everyday homes or weekend retreats. Dan can be reached at 203-672-2455 or via email sent to Dan@CummingsTeam.com
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