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$15,000,000
158 Days Online

153 Ferry Road
Lyme, CT 06371

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
5
Beds
4
Full Baths
4
Partial Baths
7,021
SqFt
$2,136
/SqFt
1917
Built
Subdivision:
Hadlyme
County:
New London
Listing courtesy of Edward Hillyer of William Raveis Real Estate

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Welcome to ‘Highover, ’ a 30-acre hilltop estate on the lower Connecticut River designed by Alfred Hopkins. Over half a mile of water frontage makes this one of the most private waterfront settings in the state, with natural physical barriers that provide security and protection. Many notable guests have visited, including Albert Einstein, Katherine Hepburn, President Harding, and William Gilette. A 5-year renovation occurred at the sprawling 5 BED/8 BATH chateau residence and the 3 BED/4 BATH 1820s Federal Style guest house next to the pillared gated entry. The ground-up renovations exemplify the owner’s endless devotion to bringing the expected appurtenances into both homes while preserving their classic architecture. A new 3-bay garage with a workshop above and a spacious tobacco barn would accommodate many recreational needs. The dock on Whalebone Creek easily accommodates the owner’s 36’ Hinckley Picnic boat. For larger boats, a 10-minute boat ride brings you to your mooring at Hamburg Cove, one of the East’s best hurricane holes. If your vessel is over sixty feet, marinas are available at the mouth of the river. Lyme is the quintessential enchanted classic New England setting of antique homes, stone walls, and undisturbed countryside. Uniquely poised between New York and Boston and a short ride to world-class entertainment at 2 of the world's largest casinos - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun. Less than an hour by helicopter from JFK, Logan, and Bradley.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$15,000,000
Days Online 
158 Days
Bedrooms 
5
Inside Area (SqFt) 
7,021 sqft
Total Baths 
8
Full Baths 
4
Partial Baths 
4
Lot Size 
30.7 Acres
Year Built 
1917
MLS® Number 
170623353
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$50,519
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
N/A
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
3 weeks agoListing updated with changes from the MLS®
5 months agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
Chateau
Construction 
Stone
Parking 
Detached GarageBarnCarport
Sewer 
Septic Tank
Basement 
Partially FinishedHeatedCooledInterior AccessWalk-out
Acreage 
30.7
Water 
Well
Property Sub Type 
Single Family Residence
Garage Spaces 
3
Attached Garage 
No
Foundation 
Stone
Zoning 
Zoning
Interior Features
Cooling 
Central AirZoned
Heating 
PropaneRadiantZoned
Appliances 
Gas CooktopGas RangeOven/ RangeWall OvenMicrowaveRange HoodSubzeroDishwasherWasherElectric DryerDryerWine Chiller
Interior 
Audio SystemAuto Garage Door Opener
Fireplaces 
6
Laundry Features 
Lower LevelUpper Level
Fireplace 
Yes
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Exterior Features
Roof 
Slate
View 
Water View
Pool 
true
Spa 
No
Pool Features 
In Ground PoolSpaHeatedSalt Water
Waterfront Property 
Yes
Waterfront Features 
Direct WaterfrontRiverDock or MooringBeach
Private Pool 
true
Exterior 
BarnCovered DeckFruit TreesGuest HouseLightingPatioStone WallTerraceUnderground Sprinkler
Lot 
SecludedWater ViewLightly WoodedRollingFence - StoneProfessionally Landscaped
Patio And Porch 
Covered DeckPatio
Schools
School District
Unknown
Elementary School
Lyme Consolidated
Middle School
Unknown
High School
Lyme-Old Lyme
Listing courtesy of Edward Hillyer of William Raveis Real Estate



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