Uber-luxurious privacy comes for a price of $11 million in Connecticut. The Tavern Island, a three-and-a-half acre island off the coast of Connecticut, is up for sale, luring all those who seek to escape the chaos of the cities. The three-and-a-half acres island has the honor of hosting Marilyn Monroe as a guest during the 1950s, when it was owned by producer Billy Rose.
Daily Mail reports that, built more than a century ago in 1900, Tavern Island is home to a large mansion, caretaker’s cottage and a boat house. It also accommodates a workshop, games room, bedroom and a bath. What more does $11 million deliver on the island? The six-bedroom Tudor mansion also includes a pool, three beaches, a boathouse with guest quarters, a tranquil tea house and a mainland garage/cottage with sufficient room for parking. Furthermore it is reported that a regulation size pool overlooks one of several private beaches on the island while a protective seawall provides a safe harbor for the two shore launches. Even the mainland dock can put up several vessels at the same time.
Boasting of its own cannon, we wonder if it is used (if functional) to warn trespassers.
The 6,100 square feet Tudor-style home features original wood paneling on the ceiling of the living room.
The USP of this private island boasting of a vintage residence is that it is accessible all round the year via a separate mainland property. It is noted that the island’s proximity to the mainland and an underwater utility system means its new owner can live there throughout all the seasons of the year.
Located within one-hour of Mid-Town New York, this mansion-on-a-private-island property has hit the market for the first time in more than thirty years. Back in 1982, this island was sold for a mere $1 million (£560,000) to Mr and Ms Zesiger who run a money-management company, Zesiger Capital Group, in New York.
Listed by Sotheby’s, a spokesperson from the auction house states, “Rich in history, legend and lore, this utterly unique property was first inhabited by European settlers in 1651. It witnessed the British invasion of Norwalk in the Revolutionary War, housed Lillian Hellman in 1938 as she finished her classic ‘The Little Foxes’.” He also added that, “Historically significant, conveniently located within one hour of Mid-Town New York, serenely removed from the every-day yet entirely accessible, this is one residential offering that actually lives up to the designation ‘unique’.”
Tavern Island 75 Bluff Avenue,
Norwalk, Connecticut 06853
Via Daily Mail and Sotheby’s
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