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A Hotel-Turned-Island Estate Within Range of NYC and Boston

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Location: Branford, Conn.
Price: $3,375,000
The Skinny: 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 the generations. Now, the rich have arrived en masse and with aplomb—one wealthy widow recently spent $30M on several of the islands, including the $22.3M 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 $3.4M mansion was once a hotel and boasts a broad porch ringed by Gothic arches, 11 bedrooms, and 6,300 square feet of interior space.
· Island Property [CT Waterfront]
· She Bought Another Island. People Are Wondering. [NYT]