A Hotel-Turned-Island Estate on Pot Island in Branford, Connecticut

Location: Branford, Connecticut

Price: $3,375,000

The hundreds of minute islands lying off of mid-coast Connecticut, an archipelago known as the Thimble Islands, have previously attracted vacationing dignitaries like President William Howard Taft, but until recently remained a bastion of modest families who passed the houses down for generations. Now, the rich have arrived en masse and with aplomb -- one wealthy widow recently spent $30,000,000 on several of the islands, including the $22,300,000 Rogers Island and its 27-room Tudor mansion. A cheaper option is available, provided the buyer is willing to share Pot Island with a few other houses. This $3,400,000 mansion was once a hotel and boasts a broad porch ringed by Gothic arches, 11 bedrooms, and 6,300 square feet of interior space.

Presented by

Curbed.com offers its daily witty, urbane take on architecture, real estate, and neighborhood news in nearly a dozen cities across the U.S., and on its flagship Curbed National site, where House of the Day, written by Rob Bear, appears.

The Blacksmith: A Short Film About Art Forged From Metal

"I'm exploiting the maximum of what you can ask a piece of metal to do."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Video

The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

More in National

Just In