Branford, CT —
New England: A state of mind as much as a geographic destination.

New England Begins Just North of New Haven and the “Q” Bridge. Branford, Connecticut is the first notable stop along that New England shoreline. It’s where a lobster roll contains hot steamed lobster meat, drizzled with butter on a toasted hot dog roll. Take your kids to Branford and the whole family can tour Stony Creek’s fabled Thimble Islands by boat and hear the tall tales of pirates hiding from the British navy. Afterwards, the adults can indulge with Montowese oysters and a Thimble Island IPA on the deck at Lenny’s while listening to jazz and watching the ospreys circling overhead.

Distance
Midway to NYC and Boston

"The granite quarry that provided the stone for the base of the Statue of Liberty."

The neighborhoods of Branford that form the town today are Short Beach, Pine Orchard, Pawson Park, Indian Neck, Stony Creek and Hotchkiss Grove. Each add their own layer of distinctiveness that characterizes Branford today.

"We kayak along the rocky coastline and up the tributaries to the River."

Branford’s housing stock lends itself to full-time ownership or summer rentals of cottage or castle. I hope you’ll come explore the wonders of the area and let me be your guide.
Having lived in Europe for ten years I’ve grown accustomed to superb breads and pastry accompanied by freshly ground and brewed coffee. On a typical weekend, I’ll indulge these tastes at the G-Café in the center of town where they excel both in full grain dark Vollkornbrot (German seeded bread), flaky croissants and pastries as well as all varieties of cappuccino and coffees. In all seasons, my husband and I take long walks at the Branford Supply Ponds and in summer, we take our boat down the Branford River into the Long Island Sound. Alternatively, for more of a workout, we kayak along the rocky coastline and up the tributaries to the River.
Music is central to the heartbeat of Branford. Summer kicks off with the Branford Festival in mid June, followed by Branford Fireworks and music at Branford Point. All summer long, Branford residents enjoy Jazz on the Green on Thursday evenings. Any holiday parade usually is accompanied by the Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps, a very special treat.

Featured Listings

266 Michigan Road, New Canaan (Smith Ridge), CT

$12,989,000
Also, just listed as FURNISHED MLS #170608924. Drive through the electronic iron gates to a breathtaking 18,000+ SF, 3-story residence of handcrafted brick and imported French slate capped roof conveying a sense of permanence, substance & Old World quality reminiscent of grand country homes of Europe. On 6+ acres, tailored for an American lifestyle this European style home is met inside w/a balanced mix of classic luxury and relaxed modern-day conveniences & furnishings accentuated by contemporary art. Designed with two wings, this home hosts business associates & entertains guests without having to sacrifice the on-going family activities. North wing w/2-Story Library, Conference/Reading rm, Main Office, Bar, Living & Music rms. Accessed through a separate courtyard entrance, the South wing includes Dining rm, Parlor/Reception rm, 2nd Office, Valcucine ergonomic Kitchen, Breakfast area, Family rm, Back Staircase, Service/Mudroom, Fitness Center w/Sauna. 2 Laundry rms. Primary suite w/Sitting rm, 2 Fireplaces, 2 Baths, WIC, Dressing rm & Terrace. 6 add. en-suites w/Porcelanosa baths. Bespoke Millwork, Chandeliers, Floor-to-Ceiling Paneled Walls & French Doors w/Transom Windows. 8 Chesney fireplaces. A family-wellness focused estate w/enticing, extensive indoor & outdoor features & activities. Private fresh water pond. Pool. Tennis Court. 2,000SF Cottage. Heated Garage w/auto exhaust. 10-12 family cars or 25 collectible cars. Details Beds, Baths, More on 266MichiganRoad.com

266 Michigan Road, New Canaan (Smith Ridge), CT

$15,000,000
FURNISHED. Move In For Holidays! On 6+ acres, tailored for an American lifestyle this 18,000 SF European Style home is met inside w/a balanced mix of classic luxury and relaxed modern-day conveniences and furnishings accentuated by contemporary art. Curated by DDC-NYC from a global selection, the furniture was chosen in ways that maximize elegance, style, sophistication & functionality. Designed to host business associates and entertaining without sacrificing the on-going family activities, the home has two distinctive wings. North, with 2-Story Library, Conference/Reading rm, Main Office, Bar, Living and Music rms. Accessed via a separate courtyard, the South wing includes a Dining rm, Reception rm, 2nd Office, Valcucine ergonomic Kitchen, Breakfast area, Family rm, Back Staircase, Service/Mudroom. 2 Laundry rms. Primary Suite with Sitting rm, 2 Fireplaces, 2 Baths, WIC, Dressing rm and Terrace. 6 addit. En-Suites w/Porcelanosa Baths. Bespoke Millwork, Italian Chandeliers, Floor-to-Ceiling Paneled Walls, French Doors with Transom Windows. 8 Chesney Fireplaces. A family-wellness focused estate with enticing, extensive indoor and outdoor features & activities. Fitness Center w/Sauna. Viewing Anteroom leads to Game rm. Home Theater and Wine Cellar. Private fresh water Pond. Pool. Tennis Court. 2,000SF Cottage. Heated Garage with auto exhaust for 10 family cars or up to 25 collectible cars. Details incl. beds & baths on 266MichiganRoad.com. Unfurnished listing #170591063

153 Ferry Road, Lyme (Hadlyme), CT

$15,000,000
Welcome to Highover, a 30-acre hilltop estate on the lower Connecticut River designed by Alfred Hopkins. Over half a mile of water frontage makes this one of the most private waterfront settings in the state, with natural physical barriers that provide security and protection. Many notable guests have visited, including Albert Einstein, Katherine Hepburn, President Harding, and William Gilette. A 5-year renovation occurred at the sprawling 5 BED/8 BATH chateau residence and the 3 BED/4 BATH 1820s Federal Style guest house next to the pillared gated entry. The ground-up renovations exemplify the owners endless devotion to bringing the expected appurtenances into both homes while preserving their classic architecture. A new 3-bay garage with a workshop above and a spacious tobacco barn would accommodate many recreational needs. The dock on Whalebone Creek easily accommodates the owners 36 Hinckley Picnic boat. For larger boats, a 10-minute boat ride brings you to your mooring at Hamburg Cove, one of the Easts best hurricane holes. If your vessel is over sixty feet, marinas are available at the mouth of the river. Lyme is the quintessential enchanted classic New England setting of antique homes, stone walls, and undisturbed countryside. Uniquely poised between New York and Boston and a short ride to world-class entertainment at 2 of the world's largest casinos - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun. Less than an hour by helicopter from JFK, Logan, and Bradley.

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