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Charming 1912 house on a private island asks $4.9M

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360-degree water views

All photos courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

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Location: Branford, Connecticut

Price: $4,900,000

If you’ve been itchin’ to get away from it all and have some privacy, look no further than your own private island. Located in the Thimble Islands of Long Island Sound, Potato Island is a one-acre snippet of land with a 3,871-square-foot house sitting on the island’s southern end.

Originally constructed in 1912, the historic home has been renovated with careful intent to preserve its original character and still provide modern amenities. As one might expect from a 360-degree waterfront location, large windows take advantage of panoramic views, and fireplaces, dining nooks, and cozy living rooms provide a yacht-like feeling.

The upstairs contains four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, all with a relaxed, summer cottage aesthetic. But the main star throughout the house is the island itself, lushly landscaped with foliage, a manicured lawn, and a heated pool flanked by Adirondack chairs. The property also includes a wraparound porch and a custom hand-cut granite hot tub nestled into the rocks.

Whether you want to write a novel or take a vacation, 1 Potato Island is on the market now for $4,900,000.