A Summer Home on the Connecticut Waterfront

July 19, 2017

Text by Maria LaPiana

Exterior Old Lyme Home

Connecticut waterfront living—and all sun and fun that it implies—doesn’t get any better than this. By the numbers, with this property in East Lyme, Connecticut, you get three-plus acres in one of the prettiest enclaves the shore has to offer, 250 feet of private beachfront, your own 100-foot dock, and a house with 6,500 feet of casual living space.

The listing agent describes it as a “Fenwick alternative” (Fenwick is that storied borough in Old Saybrook where properties seldom, if ever, come on the market). Listed less than a month ago, this home has location in spades. It sits near the tip of Old Black Point in East Lyme, oriented toward Fishers Island, and minutes away from the Niantic boardwalk, one of the nicest waterfront walkways in the state.


The Shingle-style home built in 1945 offers panoramic views of Long Island Sound. It was extensively and thoughtfully renovated by S.D. Hallahan Housewright of Old Saybrook. The home’s versatile floor plan features seven to eight bedrooms (with your choice of master suites: one on the first floor or one on the second) five full baths and two half-baths—and two outdoor showers.

The home is surrounded by manicured lawns and plantings and lovely entertaining spaces, including a bluestone patio. There’s a detached three- to four-bay carriage house/garage and a space that could make a sweet guesthouse.

The property is listed for $2,699,000 by Mary McDonald with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Old Lyme, Connecticut. For more information, call (860) 227-3812 or visit the property website.

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