Branford, CT, US
265 Pine Orchard Road
Exquisite Pine Orchard home originally built in the late 1800's. Guests are welcomed into the first living room that features mahogany paneled walls, ceiling, hand carved bar & detailed panel above the fireplace. The sun room has large windows that overlook the rear lawn & water views of LIS and detailed hand carved wood ceiling panels that were completed during the 80's when European wood workers lived at the home & worked in the wood shop on site. In 1927 the home was expanded to include a gorgeous two story 50 x 25 entertaining hall that is now used as a living room and can easily accommodate large gatherings. This room features wood paneled walls, large fireplace and the "little sister of Woolsey Hall", a 1927 Skinner organ with 1500 pipes and it's own pipe room in the basement. Also located on the first floor is a wood paneled library with pocket doors & fireplace, a 28 x 16 dining room with detailed moldings and French doors which open to the outside slate patio and gazebo, an eat-in kitchen, study and mudroom. The professional kitchen features a 6 burner Blue-Star range with Zephyr hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. A working 1931 elevator provides access to the 2nd floor which has 6-9 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths. A possible in-law apartment can be reconfigured in the original servants area which is located off of a second staircase. The master bedroom retreat features a fireplace, large master bath overlooking the water with a sauna.
Each window was reglazed in 2011, exterior painted in 2018. This home is located on 1.48 acres with deeded water views, pedestrian easement with access to a 40ft section of beach including a pier. Conveniently located just a 7 minute walk to the Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club, 9 minute drive to the Branford tain station and only 85 miles to New York city. Also availabe to purachaser with right to first refusal is a 10ft section of land from the road to the water including beachfront. For insurance purposes, replacement value is $5.5M.