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Property ID: 181057
Situated along the scenic southeastern corner of
Connecticut's coastline and standing guard at the
entrance to Fisher's Island Sound, historic Stonington
Village is blessed with a beautiful natural setting.
Protected from the pounding surf of the ocean by a long
stretch of unspoiled barrier beach, Stonington is
surrounded by the calm and sparkling sailing waters of
Little Narragansett Bay and Fisher's Island Sound.
Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of this
beautiful seaside village is a wonderful and distinctive
18th century Georgian house that was once home to
Nathaniel Palmer, the acclaimed explorer who is credited
with discovering Antarctica.
With its tree-lined streets, interesting shops, cozy
restaurants and stately 18th and 19th century homes,
Stonington Borough is widely considered the most
picturesque seaside village in Connecticut. It has an
oldfashioned ambiance with neighbors who still gather
for farmer's markets, parades, and entertainment on the
square; however the main focus of life still revolves
around the sea. With its location on a narrow peninsula
surrounded by Fisher's Island Sound and Little
Narragansett Bay, Stonington is home to a scenic
deepwater harbor which shelters Connecticut's last
remaining commercial fishing fleet and many enthusiastic
summertime yachtsmen. Conveniently located halfway
between Boston and New York, the area's many popular
visitor attractions include the Mystic Seaport, Mystic
Aquarium and various summer theatres. Ocean beaches,
tennis, numerous golf courses, horseback riding and
excellent salt and freshwater fishing are just some of
the area's many recreational opportunities.
Surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens, this gracious
7 bedroom house is bright and cheerful, and overlooks
its own small sandy beach. It also boasts a magnificent
180 ft deepwater dock which offers 9 ft of water at mean
One of the most admired and photographed homes in a
village filled with architectural gems, the Nathaniel
Palmer House is a beautifully restored 1778 Georgian
Colonial home that enchants visitors with its fine
architectural detailing, handsome moldings, large
hearths and gorgeous panoramic water views.
The front entrance leads immediately into a large
Greeting Room (22 X 15) highlighted
with beautiful raised paneling, wide board floors and a
large wood-burning fireplace. Double doors on the south
side of the room open to a large and wonderfully
cheerful Living Room (30 X 16) which offers panoramic
views of Stonington harbor. This delightful room
features wide board floors, built-in bookcases, window
seats, French doors that open to a back veranda, and a
beautiful hearth, surrounded with handsome raised wood
paneling. A door on the east side of this room leads to
a exquisite library (15 X 13) with beautiful detailed
floor to ceiling English cherry paneling, a lovely
corner cupboard, wide plank floors, a wet bar and an
adjoining half bath.
On the other side of the living room a short hallway
leads to the dining room (18 X 13) which features a
magnificent large brick hearth with a beehive oven,
wooden mantel and handsome raised paneling. This room
also offers wide board floors, a window seat and a
picture window overlooking the lovely backyard, dock and
The dining room accesses a bright and cheerful kitchen
that has recently been remodeled and includes all new
top of the line appliances, beautiful wood cabinets,
marble countertops, a pantry area and an exposed
wood-beam ceiling with skylights.
A wonderful back veranda stretches the entire length of
the house and is accessed from the living room, dining
room and kitchen. Its broad deck is the perfect spot for
an outdoor meal, for entertaining, or just enjoying a
lazy summer afternoon gazing out upon the harbor.
Two beautiful wooden staircases lead to the
second floor which features three large guest bedrooms
that each have there own full bath, window seats and
large picture windows that offer glorious views of the
harbor and Fisher's Island Sound. The center of the
three bedrooms also features a brick FP with a handsome
On the non-water side of the house there are two
additional handsome guest bedrooms and one additional
The third floor is accessed by separate
stairways (one on each end of the home). The north
stairway leads to a small guest bedroom that offers nice
views of the harbor, a skylight and its own full bath.
The south staircase leads to an exquisite master bedroom
suite with a large adjoining full bath featuring
beautiful imported tiles, marble sinks, a large shower
and a separate bath.
The Master Bedroom (22 X 18) has cathedral ceilings, a
small loft area, built-in bookcases, two large walk-in
closets, picture windows and French doors that open to a
wonderful back porch. Here, high above the water, one
can survey the entire expanse of the harbor and Fisher's
Island Sound, and overlook the property's lush grounds,
sandy beach and 200 ft. sturdy dock. But best of all, at
the end of the day, this porch makes the ideal
rendezvous spot for relaxing and watching the sunset
across the harbor.
The lower level includes a large laundry area, storage
area and tiled rec. room as well as parking for 2 cars.
The home is fully air-conditioned and has a 2 zone hot
air oil heating system, a burglar and fire alarm system,
and 200 AMP service.