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  • 5Bedrooms
  • 8Bathrooms
  • 6,224Square Feet
  • 30.7Acreage
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
Listed by and Mj Derisio of William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l

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108 Water St
Stonington CT, 06378

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Basic Information

  • MLS Number170518343
  • StatusACT
  • List Price$15,000,000
  • Square Feet6,224
  • Virtual TourView Tour
  • Property TypeResidential
  • HoaNo
  • ColistofficenameWilliam Pitt Sotheby's Int'l
  • Lease purchaseNo

Property

  • Acreage30.7
  • Building ConstructionStone
  • Lot Description
    • Fence - Stone
    • Historic District
    • Open Lot
    • Professionally Landscaped
    • Rolling
    • Water View
  • Driveway TypePrivate, Crushed Stone
  • Parking spaces per 1000sqft
  • Parking spaces uncovered
  • Parking Spaces9
  • Parking spaces covered
  • FloodzoneNo
  • SwimmingpoolYes
  • Pool descriptionIn Ground Pool, Spa, Heated, Concrete

Water Body

  • WaterfrontYes
  • Waterfront DescriptionDirect Waterfront, River, Dock or Mooring, Beach

Other

  • Appliances Included
    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Gas Range
    • Range Hood
    • Subzero
    • Wall Oven
    • Washer
    • Wine Chiller
  • Original listprice$15,000,000
  • Fha approvedNo
  • SubletableNo
  • Space is leasedNo
  • Remarks addendumThe former portico is now enclosed and seamlessly connects the great room to the west wing. The original stone walls remain and are accentuated by exquisite custom millwork. The great room is the perfect blend of elegance and comfort with an eye-catching majestic 20-foot barrel ceiling while the walls are flanked by ten sets of French doors that open to the rear terrace and pool on the south and to expansive river views to the north. For entertaining small or large groups, this is paradise. There is a high-end, gourmet kitchen with all the bells and whistles, an in-home theater with a Sony projector and surround sound, an 800-bottle wine cellar and butler's pantry, a library /game room and a second primary bedroom suite and 4 additional bedrooms in the old servant's quarters - with a separate entrance and porte-cochere. There are six fireplaces in the main house, radiant heat, central air, a Control 4 system for remote control of house and pool lights, heating and cooling. Many special features include a dock, a beach, an orchard, tobacco barn, and detached 3-car garage with usable second floor space. Irrigation for orchard, back lawn and putting green is timer controlled. Plus deep-water mooring in nearby Hamburg Cove with riparian rights! Dramatic stone terraces and stairs are carved into the natural ledge accessing the pool, hot tub and pavilion. The property has helicopter pad/tennis court potential. The private, winding drive leading to the estate is bordered by stone walls and flowering rose bushes. The front of Highover is graced by lush garden terraces. The home's exterior boasts durable, custom-milled exterior trim, extensive dentil moldings, and a restoration of the original Vermont slate roof. Indoor and out, beauty is in the details: the original front door reveals an overhead engraving. This is a wonderfully private estate yet only 45 minutes by helicopter to NYC!
  • View Count11

Tax Information

  • Assessed value$1,946,900
  • Milrate base19
  • Milrate total19.95
  • Taxes$38,841
  • Tax YearJuly 2022-June 2023

Location

  • StateCT
  • Zip06371
  • CountyNew London
  • NeighborhoodHadlyme
  • Short SaleNo

Interior

  • Rooms14
  • Rooms additionalExercise Room, Foyer, Mud Room, Sitting Room, Wine Cellar
  • Interior featuresAudio System, Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-wired
  • RoofSlate
  • Room count9
  • Home automationLighting, Thermostat(s)

Exterior

  • Exterior features
    • Barn
    • Covered Deck
    • Fruit Trees
    • Gazebo
    • Guest House
    • Hot Tub
    • Lighting
    • Terrace
    • Underground Sprinkler
  • Exterior sidingStone

Amenities

  • Amenities
    • Golf Course
    • Library
    • Medical Facilities
    • Park
    • Private School(s)
    • Stables/Riding
    • Tennis Courts

School Information

  • Elementary SchoolLyme Consolidated
  • High SchoolLyme-Old Lyme

Rooms

  • Laundry room locationLower main residence
  • Laundry room infoLower Level, Upper Level

Building

  • Full Bath4
  • Half Baths4
  • BasementPartially Finished, Heated, Cooled, Interior Access
  • Attic descriptionAccess Via Hatch
  • AtticYes
  • Garage Spaces3
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathroom8
  • Year Built1917
  • Property StyleOther
  • Energy FeaturesEnergy Star Rated, Extra Insulation, Generator, Thermopane Windows
  • Fireplaces6
  • FoundationStone
  • Garage Parking InfoDetached Garage, Carport, Other
  • New construction typeNo/Resale

Utilities

  • Waters ourcePrivate Well
  • Cooling SystemCentral Air
  • Hot water descriptionPropane
  • Heating FuelPropane
  • Fuel tank locationIn Ground
  • Heat SystemRadiant, Zoned
  • Septic approvalNo
  • Septic plan availableNo
  • Sewage systemSeptic

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