Connecticut private island sells for $3.5M
Green Island in Long Island Sound has vacation home and 78 acres of oyster beds
A private island with 78 acres of oyster beds just off the coast of Connecticut on the Long Island Sound has sold for $3.5 million.
Green Island, which is just off Haycock Point in Branford, is three-quarters of an acre and has a 2,300-square-foot vacation home with four-bedrooms and two bathrooms, CT Insider and the New Haven Register reported.
The buyer and seller, who originally asked $4 million, were not disclosed. Kiara Rusconi of William Raveis Real Estate had the listing and represented both parties, CT Insider said.
The Duo Dickenson-designed home, which has a two-story window wall, has utility connections to the mainland, but no landline internet. The primary bedroom has a full bath and a walk-in closet.
The island is near Connecticut’s famed Thimble Islands, and travel to Green Island can be arranged through the Thimble Island Water Ferry Taxi for rounds out of Stony Creek. A Branford launch also has service, the outlet reported.
Islands can be attractive trophy properties.
A 44-acre private island in Alaska that adds 12 acres at low tide hit the market last year with an asking price of $20 million.
A private island in Alaska that adds 12 acres at low tide will hit the market with an asking price of $20 million.
The island, once used as a fox farm, doesn’t have buildings, although the owner once considered building two homes. Spruce trees, some of which are believed to be over 350 years old, cover the property.
In November 2022, the 5-acre Tippity Wichity Island, which is a 90-minute drive outside Washington, D.C., just off the Chesapeake Bay – hit the market for $2.1 million.
The island includes a three-bedroom cottage with an open-plan living and dining room, as well as a wood-burning stove. There’s also a dock, beach, launch area for kayaks and canoes and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
It also has a mysterious past, including the possibility that, just after the Civil War, the island served as a bordello possibly operated by a soldier named Capt. Henry Howgate, who had his own murky narrative that could include convictions for fraud and embezzlement.
— Ted Glanzer
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