$3,000,000 | Built 2001 | 2,462 Sq. Ft. | 8 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 0.77 Acres
Wheelers Island, Branford, Connecticut, United States, 06405
This 0.77 acre private island off the coast of Branford, Connecticut couldn’t have hit the market at a better time. Offered turnkey and furnished, the 2,462 square foot residence represents an opportunity to practice extreme self-isolation in style! Wheelers Island, referred to as the Queen of the Thimble Islands, is on the market for $3 million. The property is owned by Christine Svenningsen, a wealthy widow who has amassed a collection of as many as 10 of the Thimble Islands. She spent upwards of $30 million acquiring the collection and sold one of the largest, Rogers Island, in 2008 for $21.5 million. Set on 0.77 manicured acres with rolling green lawn, Wheelers Island offers your own sandy beach for swimming or launching kayaks to tour the beloved Island chain. This cherished home was built for fun, relaxation and escaping the worries of daily life and can easily be retrofitted to expand to year-round use.
Enjoy large wraparound porches, an open floor plan with fireplace, spacious eat-in country kitchen and walls of windows and French doors. The 3rd floor can be redesigned to create a spectacular master bedroom suite or continue to use as guest bedrooms. Amenities include year-round electricity, city water, generator, room for small pool, internet, central vacuum, laundry room, outdoor fireplace & a Stony Creek granite dock. Accessible by boat/water taxi from storybook “Stony Creek” village. According to Robb Report, the island may have some buried treasure: “Legend has it that back in the 1600s, swashbuckling pirate Captain William Kidd buried a chest of gold somewhere in the Thimble Island chain as he fled pirate hunters. Find it and consider your mortgage paid.” Wheelers Island is on the market for $3 million with Margaret Muir of Sotheby’s International Realty.