360-degree water views
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Location: Branford, Connecticut
If you’ve been itchin’ to get away from it all and have some
privacy, look no further than your own private island. Located in
the Thimble Islands of Long Island Sound,
Potato Island is a one-acre snippet of land with a
3,871-square-foot house sitting on the island’s southern end.
Originally constructed in 1912, the historic home has been
renovated with careful intent to preserve its original character
and still provide modern amenities. As one might expect from a
360-degree waterfront location, large windows take advantage of
panoramic views, and fireplaces, dining nooks, and cozy living
rooms provide a yacht-like feeling.
The upstairs contains four bedrooms and three full bathrooms,
all with a relaxed, summer cottage aesthetic. But the main star
throughout the house is the island itself, lushly landscaped with
foliage, a manicured lawn, and a heated pool flanked by Adirondack
chairs. The property also includes a wraparound porch and a custom
hand-cut granite hot tub nestled into the rocks.
Whether you want to write a novel or take a vacation, 1 Potato
is on the market now for $4,900,000.
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Charming 1912 house on a private island asks .9M