The Running Realtor: Branford, Connecticut - Rogers Island

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Branford, Connecticut - Rogers Island

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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Comment balloon 14 commentsNo Longer Active • August 03 2007 12:36PM

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Dan, thanks for the information.  That looks like a fun tour to take, maybe I will plan for me and my wife to take that tour this month.

By the way the pictures came out great, Sandra must have taken them :) 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago
No... Sandra didn't share her shots but she's out on an appointment so maybe I'll pop into her office and enable file sharing for that directory.
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Dan, your bad!!!

You realize that she is going to see your comment when she reads this Post and then you will be in the dog house ....... LOL 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago

So what are you saying George... ActiveRain should allow blocking of individuals so our wives can follow our comments... LOL

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Hmm... I wish I could pick up a couple "little pieces of art"!  Maybe I could just borrow them for a while?
Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Actually George, I think Dan already pilfered a shot.....I think that second photo looks familiar.

Dan - I thought you had already sent up the photo file sharing the last time you wanted to "borrow" photos.

Sandra

 

 

Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Sandi... Hop the plane because this is available for the month of August... or do you need two bedrooms?

Sandra... Don't be making false accusations... You know how well received it is when using some else's work.  If you look closely at the side by side comparison you'll see I discovered the shot and the boat moved several feet before you took a picture.

  

 

Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Dan & Sandra you guys are to much ........ LOL
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 11 years ago

Dan - LOL - You must have searched hard for the differences in the pictures......I stand corrected. By the way the rocks are also different.

Love and kisses

your wife.

 

 

Posted by Sandra Cummings, Real Estate Agent, Guilford Connecticut (William Raveis Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Of course I know the perspective of the rocks is different.... Used those in my calculations to triangulate the camera position at the time of each SnapShot.... How else would I know how many feet the boat traveled?
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Dan,

One of these days I will have to explore some of these islands, these are my kinda place's! :)

Posted by Suzanne Sands, Somerset MA Real Estate (Pavao Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Suzanne... If you come down this way let me know and I'll clear some time for the day. 
Posted by No Longer Active (Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Wow!!  Beautiful scenery...   We just returned from vacation and THIS looks like some of the beauty I enjoyed.  Looks like a wonderfully-peaceful place to LIVE LIFE!! 
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) over 11 years ago
Hey from the  china Good luck !
Posted by gmttzy about 11 years ago

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