153 Ferry Road

Lyme, CT, 06371

$15,000,000

$2,410 per ft²
$15,000,000
$2,410 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
5 Beds
baths
8 Baths
carpenters-square
6,224 ft²
property_type
Residential
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Built 1917
Dramatic views of the Connecticut River and beyond surround Highover, a one-of-a-kind, majestic estate situated atop a hillside on 30-plus gated private acres fronting idyllic Whalebone Cove and Creek. Completed in 1917 for a NYC insurance magnate and his family as a summer cottage, Highover’s main residence exudes a timeless elegance in a scenic setting surrounded by water, wildlife and Conservancy land as far as the eye can see. Designed by Alfred Hopkins, a renowned estate architect, also built estates for Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frederick Vanderbilt. Situated below the main house is Merecote, an updated 3 bed, 3.5 bath 1820s guest house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The current owners of Highover have lavishly and lovingly restored, renovated and reconfigured the main residence’s interior, taking the entire structure back to its original stone walls sourced from the property’s quarry while incorporating state-of-the-art materials and construction throughout. Much of the infrastructure and interior elements were custom designed for 21st century lifestyle yet retaining the character of the original architecture. Today, Highover deliberately offers dramatic water views from every room. This is especially emphasized in the primary bedroom suite in the west wing. SEE ADDITIONAL PUBLIC REMARKS
MLS® ID:
170518343
Listed:
9/16/22
Updated:
11/29/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Gas Range, Wall Oven, Range Hood, Subzero, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Wine Chiller
Total Bedrooms
5
Full Bathrooms
4
Half Bathrooms
4
Interior Features
Audio System, Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-wired
Laundry Description
Lower Level, Upper Level
Fireplace
6
Cooling
Central Air
Heating
Radiant, Zoned

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
30.7 acres lot
Exterior Features
Barn, Covered Deck, Fruit Trees, Gazebo, Guest House, Hot Tub, Lighting, Terrace, Underground Sprinkler
Architectural Style
Other
Lot Details
Historic District, Open Lot, Water View, Rolling, Fence - Stone, Professionally Landscaped
Roof
Slate

School Information

High School
Lyme-Old Lyme
Elementary School
Lyme Consolidated

Other Property Details

Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
3
Parking
Detached Garage, Carport, Other
Parking Total
9.0
View
N
County
New London
Water Source
Private Well
Pool
Yes
Pool Description
In Ground Pool, Spa, Heated, Concrete
Zoning
R120

Courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l, Mj Derisio,
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