Branford, CT’s Historic Rogers Island Sells for $21.5M, Prev. $35M (PHOTOS)

Branford, CT’s Historic Rogers Island Sells for $21.5M, Prev. $35M

Rogers Island, Branford, Connecticut, United States

A sprawling 7.65 acre island in Branford, Connecticut has sold for $21,500,000 according to Mansion Global. It had previously been listed as much as $35,000,000 and most recently for $25,000,000. Known as Rogers Island or Yon Comis Island, it is part of a group of islands off the shores of Branford, CT known as the Thimble Islands. Christine and Edmund Stoecklein own a collection of 9 islands, including Rogers Island, which they purchased in 2003 for $22,500,000. According to Mansion Global, the historic island was developed in 1902 by financier and yachtsman, Captain John Jay Phelps, who originally named it Yon Comis. A magnificent setting with resort-style grounds including three private beaches, French formal gardens, fountains, a Har-Tru tennis court, Nicklaus-designed putting green and heated commercial greenhouse. One of the islands most unique and unusual features is the historic 1902 manor that according to the listing has been “impeccably restored.” The bright, colourful and extravagantly playful house spans 13,100 square feet with 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, a large formal dining room, gourmet kitchen and billiards room. In addition to the main house there is also a guest cottage with wraparound porch and 4 bedrooms and a private artist’s studio. Other features include a carriage house, caretaker’s cottage, a 150 square foot floating dock and a 35 foot long concrete pier. The island also offers a state of the art pool complex complete with a pool house, cabana and gazebo. Yearly real estate tax is $307,120. It’s was on the market for $25,000,000 $35,000,000 with Coldwell Banker.

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