Want to get away? Why not head to Mystic, Connecticut. The cheerful coastal enclave is one of the 25 Best Christmas Towns after all. In fact, it’s comprised of lovely pocket neighborhoods that are sure to lift your spirits this holiday season.
From memorable strolls through Olde Mistick Village to the calming glow of the annual Lantern Light Tour, there is plenty of holiday cheer to go around here. And we happened upon two of its gems!
The tony suburb affords a seaside stretch of shops and restaurants too, plus grand estates that are nothing short of enchanting, especially when blanketed in snow. Which is more you? Take your pick in our latest Splurge vs. Steal.
Splurge: Historic Queen Anne Victorian Overlooking Mystic River For $2.79M
First, we preset 8 Willow Street. This charmer is ideally located in historic Mystic offering five bedrooms, three-full-and-one-half bathrooms, and sits on a prime 0.35-acre lot. But that’s not all.
According to the listing, “Built in 1899 and undeniably one of the most prestigious properties of the era, originally built for Mystic’s major mercantile owner and family-Mystic Dry Goods. This stunning Queen Anne Victorian overlooks the Mystic River, enjoying the vibrant maritime activity that the area is noted for.”
Of course, we love the Queen Anne Victorian architecture throughout, which per the listing, has been meticulously maintained and updated over the years. You’ll enjoy gorgeous hardwoods, gracious formals, an exquisite gourmet kitchen, game room, and more.
Even better the listing says it’s “Nicely located for walking to all that Historic Mystic offers — Restaurants, shops, Bookstores, Mystic Seaport, Seasonal activities and events.”
Do yourself a favor. Spend some time taking this one in! It’s the perfect place to spend the holidays or invest in as second home or retirement spot.
Melanie Tary with Village & Shoreline Properties has listed 8 Willow Street, Stonington, Connecticut for $2.79 million.
Steal: Classic Colonial Overlooking Long Island Sound For $899K
Now for our steal! Perched less than a mile from Historic Downtown Mystic is this classic Colonial on a cul-de-sac lot, overlooking Long Island Sound.
The four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom home is equally impressive with a prime waterfront location that borders 16-acres of open space preserve.
Inside you’ll find richly appointed interiors, a stately stone fireplace, plus first and second floor master suites. The custom kitchen is ready for all your holiday baking. And there are even 1,000 square feet of mahogany porches and decks wrapping the home for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
We love the views and lushly landscaped grounds and cozy interiors for gathering with the ones you love. Just imagine the memories you can make at this Mystic steal!
Katy Fetherston with Randall, Realtors-Christie’s has listed 6 Lambs Way, Stonington, Connecticut for $899,000.