Branford, CT’s Historic Rogers Island with 13,000 Sq. Ft. Manor to $25M, Prev. $35M (PHOTOS)

Branford, CT’s Historic Rogers Island with 13,000 Sq. Ft. Manor to $25M, Prev. $35M

Rogers Island, Branford, Connecticut, United States

A sprawling 7.65 acre island in Branford, Connecticut has been reduced to $25,000,000. It had previously been listed for $35,000,000. Known as Rogers Island, it is part of a group of islands off the shores of Branford, CT known as the Thimble Islands. According to The New York Times, Christine Svenningsen has been buying them up for several years now amassing a collection of 9 of them. As of 2007 she’s reportedly spent over $30,000,000 on purchasing the islands. 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 c.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. If you’re looking for peace and quiet on a unique island then this might be the place for you. Yearly real estate tax is $307,120. It’s on the market for $25,000,000 $35,000,000 with Coldwell Banker.

 

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