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Historic waterfront Victorian asks $1.2M

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Cool off with a home mere steps from the water

Photos by Ed Bermudes

It’s hot in huge swaths of the country today, so here at Curbed we’re dreaming of cool breezes and iced lemonade on porches. And what could be cooler than a home mere steps from the water, like this four-bedroom, five-bath home in Connecticut.

Located in Groton, where the mouth of the Thames river meets the ocean, this 3,435-square-foot house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as “probably the finest Shingle Style house” in the district. The home was built in 1895 when Eastern Point was a fashionable gathering place, and you can imagine the parties that were hosted on the home’s wrap-around porch.

The almost half-acre property boasts 180-degree views of the water and Long Island Sound, and the house also offers a mooring for boaters. The Victorian home has plenty of turrets and towers, and inside you’ll find custom wainscoting, a corner fireplace, built-in window seats, and stained glass.

If you’re ready for a historic gem with the waterfront scenery to match, 213 Shore Avenue is on the market now for $1,195,000.