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Beachfront Victorian-Style Home Comes With Historic Lighthouse for $8.9M

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Well, it's technically 50 percent ownership of said lighthouse, but just look at it

Location: Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Price: $8,900,000

Aspiring lighthouse keepers take note: this handsome Victorian-style shingle home on the juncture of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound comes with 50 percent ownership of the circa-1880s Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse, the iconic structure featured on Connecticut's "Preserve the Sound" license plate. Currently owned by the state, the lighthouse will be passed on to the new owner of this 7,600-square-foot home and Frank Sciame, the New York City builder who owns the Katharine Hepburn estate nearby.

Though it was completed in 2006, the five-bedroom home has been infused with period design elements like baked oak floors from France, beach stone fireplaces, coffered ceilings, and palladium windows. The most picture-perfect moment in the house has to be the great room that frames magical views of the water and lighthouse—these views can only, literally, be topped by those found on the roof deck.