How about your own private island on the Connecticut coast! According to the listing, this Victorian beauty is named “The Queen of the Thimble Islands.” Let’s see why. This is one “What Can I Get” you can’t afford to miss!
A Connecticut Treasure In Desirable Thimble Islands
First off, the home sits within an archipelago consisting of small islands on the Long Island Sound. The area, known as “The Thimble Islands,” is in and around the harbor of Stony Creek in the southeast corner of Branford, Connecticut.
The islands got their nickname because they were originally covered with thimbleberries, not because they crop out of the water in thimble-shaped mounds. In fact, the famed red berry used to grow wild on vines like raspberries, but are less common on the islands today.
Spectacular Locale Just Two Hours From New York City
And the views are so good, you’ll forget you are only two hours from New York City! The eight-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom gem rests on its own private perch spanning .77-acres with mesmerizing water views that go on for miles.
It Comes Fully Furnished And Turnkey
Even better, the home is fully furnished for easy turnkey living. The 2,462-square-foot interior is light and bright and chock full of character. If you love color, this one is for you. Every corner of the house has a fun and punchy color palette to brighten your day. Of course, you can easily tone it down too. The choice is up to you!
Plenty Of Tranquil Space To Unwind, Indoors And Out
Outside, there is a rolling lawn and expansive wrap-around porches. We love the outdoor dining area, picture windows, and French doors. Additional highlights are a brick fireplace, updated kitchen with gas stove, and charming master and guest suites.
The Best Of Coastal Connecticut Amenities
Plus, there are tons of waterfront amenities right outside your door! This includes a sandy beach for swimming and kayaking, and all the charm of the village. A boat or water taxi to and from the village gets you there in a snap. Back at home, year-round electricity, city water, and a generator ensure the house is comfortable 365 days a year.
Are you up for island life? If so, be sure to add this rare offering to your list.
Margaret Muir with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has listed Wheelers Is, Branford, Connecticut for $3 million.