Lately, the housing market in eastern Connecticut, like around much of the country, has been hot.
The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors second-quarter number show single-family homes had a $46,250 increase in the median price of homes sold in eastern Connecticut from the second quarter in 2020. County-specific, the New London County median increase was $81,270, to a median of $305,000, and the Windham County median increase was by $35,000, to a median of $270,000. However, how pricey are some of the homes currently for sale in Windham and New London Counties? Using realtor.com listings, here are the 10 most expensive homes listed for sale in New London and Windham Counties as of Sept. 9.
Asking price of $5.5 million. It has four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and is 4,916 square feet. The lot is 14.6 acres.
Known as the Marsh House, it’s a waterfront estate with a main residence, sited at 1 Neck Road. This was originally a sheep barn constructed entirely of stone in 1912, and later renovated with massive floor to ceiling, multi-paned arched windows, slate roofing and professionally landscaped grounds with mature gardens and specimen trees, a tennis court and a pool surrounded by naturalistic plantings. Across the lower motor court, a boathouse serves as separate guest quarters, complete with a kitchen, great room and upper level bedroom and bath. The third residence, designated as 3 Neck Road and called the Gate House, is a two bedroom home, sited on its own .96 acre parcel of land with separate access, as additional guest or caretaker quarters. All structures merge on the expansive 14.6 acre property that fronts directly on the Lieutenant River, with a dock.
Asking price is $3.5 million. It has seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and is 6,291 square ft. The lot is 20.46 acres.
The Crossover Estate features 20+ acres just outside the Borough of Stonington.. Bordered by a pond and brook on one side, and an estuary on the other that leads to Long Island Sound, this smart home offers privacy while only being minutes to the villages of Stonington, Mystic, and Watch Hill, RI. The estate has been totally renovated and updated within the past six-years and is fully furnished and move-in ready. The property features a main house with four-bedrooms, a guest cottage with three additional bedrooms and a pool house with a bath, sauna and a kitchen with Wolf appliances, steam oven and a microwave drawer. The property has rolling lawns, a pool and a tennis/sport court.
Asking price is $3.495 million. It has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and is 3,000 square feet. The lot is 97 acres.
Asking price is $2.99 million. It has 11 bedrooms, nine and a half bedrooms, and 14,573 square feet. The lot is 10.84 acres.
Inspired by Northern Italy’s 16th century villas designed by Palladio, this property developed into a multiple-dwelling, cross-cultural and multi-generational compound. The facade of the original home was a 1710’s farmhouse. Architects Thomas Norton, and Robert Orr and Associates, transformed the entire property over 9 years; built and re-built by prominent housewright H.P. Broom. The compound opens with a swimming pool featuring granite coping and a waterfall, a crushed stone lane lined by mature Linden trees, and flanked by a grove of apple trees. The compound consists of 5 buildings set on 10.84 acres. The main Palladio inspired home was completed in 1989. It has 6, 308sf of living area with 10 rooms, including 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 half baths, 6 fireplaces, painting gallery and sunroom, both with skylights. Special details include a marble staircase, and a two-story grand living room inspired by a dining hall at Yale University. Outbuildings include a Guest house circa 1710, 5004sf., a caretaker cottage, circa 1994, 1896sf. A carriage house apartment , circa 1989, 1080sf., a studio, circa 1970, 285sf., and a pool house.
Asking price is $2.95 million. It has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and is 4,174 square feet. The lot is 97.4 acres.
The Sharefield House Estate has two residences, an in-ground pool, and an event center barn, privately situated on the property. Each location has views of pasture, farmland, trails, brook and hillside woodlands. The 1790 home features four fireplaces, classic built-ins, and wide chestnut floors throughout. The second home, constructed in 2013 in the post and beam style, has an event center with wood ceilings, a large kitchen, office, bedrooms, bar, and balconies. Mechanicals include garages with 12-car capacity, and fully owned geothermal and solar systems which significantly reduce energy costs on both homes. The land parcels were accumulated over decades by the current owners.
Asking price is $2.625 million. It has 9 bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 6,000 square feet. The lot is 40.95 acres.
An equestrian estate farm, the compound Includes 60 meter x 20 meter professional indoor riding arena with 16 horse stalls, upper level apartment, commercial kitchen for catering events, a boot and bridle room, viewing benches seating up to 45 people, feed room, multiple wash stalls, attached turnouts and more. Additional barn has 8 Stalls, feed room and hay loft above with attached turnouts. Outdoor riding arena has a pavilion, power and a real outdoor guest bathhouse. There are 12 paddocks at the main barn half an acre each, three paddocks at second barn about 1 acre each, and three fenced fields at up to 5 acres each. Four run- in sheds at main barn, three at the other barn and 33 Nelson waterers inside and outside everywhere. A 10KW diesel generator and solar power sources serve the property. Custom built main home has a first floor master bedroom, two guest rooms on the main level, an office, kitchen, dining area, huge living room with reclaimed stone fireplace, sunroom. Upper level has one bedroom and a full bath and the lower level has a rec room with a fireplace and storage. There is geo-thermal heat with oil backup. Guest home ranch has two bedrooms, two full baths and central air. This gated property can’t be seen from the street. Driveway is alarmed at the entrance.
Asking price is $2.569 million. It has two bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and is 3,389 square feet. It is on a .27 acre lot.
This is a beachfront property in Groton Long Point. The front yard leads to a massive patio, Ocean views of Fishers Island Sound can be seen entering the residence. The main level has a mix of formal and intimate living spaces. The grand master ensuite highlights ocean views, and features a double-height ceiling, spa bathroom with vanity, loft, and a balcony. The downstairs is accented with stonework and wood beams.
Asking Price is $2.499 million. It has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and is 6,492 square feet. It is on a 13.25 acre lot.
The Duck Creek French country estate was originally built in 1943. The house was completely renovated in 1984. The parquet floor in the living room is from the Fontainebleau in Paris, the chestnut paneling in the library from the Bordeaux region, the Carrara marble floors in the dining room are from a prominent house on Fifth Avenue in New York City and the Corinthian pilasters are from Winterthur, a gift from Henry Francis DuPont. The main house was built with bricks and slate from a New London post office and contains 4 fireplaces with antique marble or stone hearths. Flanking the main house, additions feature wall to wall windows in the office, family room and breakfast room as well as an indoor lap pool, sauna and steam room. Antique restorer Skip Broom fashioned custom moldings throughout. Upstairs is a bedroom suite with a sitting room, an enormous Master suite and a third bedroom turned into a dressing room complete with soaking tub and walk-in closets. The guest house offers an additional bedroom, living room and full bath. The gardens feature a stone gazebo fountain and aerated pond.
Asking price is $2.4 million. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and is 2,080 square feet. It is on a 2.41 acre lot.
Four Mile River Marina offers 94 permitted wet slips, a boat ramp, on-site fuel, shop, repair, & storage building, land storage for boats & trailers, customer bathrooms & shower, a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom ranch that is currently rented, and the main home is a 4 bedroom 3 bathroom colonial. The marina has been well maintained in terms of infrastructure and DEEP compliance and has had a number of recent capital improvements. The marina has a strong slip rental history.
Asking price is $2.35 million. It has three bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and is 3,451 square ft. It is on a 11.87 acre lot.
The Laurel Hill house has views over the mouth of the CT River, the Sound and Long Island, and only owned by the family that built it. Grounded by a large, granite rock, the first floor, with its quarter-sawn, white oak floor, it mimics the surrounding topography. It also has solid mahogany, custom doors and windows with UV protection on the south and east. Rare, green slate around the fireplace, soaring 10′ ceilings and European designed radiators add to the uniqueness of this home. A two bedroom, two bathroom, 1, 560 square foot guest house comes with the property. The home’s 11.87 acres are surrounded by conservation land on 2 sides and protected from future development by restricted covenants on adjacent properties.