Glastonbury, CT —
The perfect blend of both historic beauty and modern convenience

Glastonbury, Connecticut is a town with the perfect blend of both historic beauty and modern convenience. We are fortunate to have The Historical Society of Glastonbury which informs residents and visitors alike about our rich history at the Museum on the Green, as well as through educational and promotional events such as the Bread and Beer Demonstration and the Walking Tours. Did you know Glastonbury is the Connecticut town with the largest inventory of Colonial homes? We also are proud to have the oldest continuous operating ferry in the country, dating back to 1655. The Ferry Landing is my favorite place to park the car, and take a walk past sunflowers, tobacco barns, and working farms.

"Any time you are near the river, there is always the chance to spot a Bald Eagle flying overhead."

When I first moved to Glastonbury over 30 years ago, I learned about the long history of industry, much of which was tied to being located on the Connecticut River. In 1840, James B. Williams and his brother took over the Hubbard's Grist Mill in order to manufacture shaving soap, at what is believed to be the first commercial soap manufacturing business in the world. The soap factory is now one of the town's most popular condominium complexes, and this was my first home when I moved to Glastonbury as a newlywed. We fell in love with original brick walls, wooden beams, and were lucky that our condo unit overlooked the peaceful waterfall, the mill pond and dam. As an avid cyclist, my husband loved road rides around the back roads of town, and mountain biking through the trails in town parks like J.B. Williams Park, which was named after the factory owner.

Education has always been one of the many things that attracts new residents to Glastonbury. During the Revolutionary War, Yale University held classes in several homes and one of the most famous students was Noah Webster, who later taught at one of Glastonbury's one-room schoolhouses. Glastonbury has three public libraries and an award-winning public-school system.
Centrally located about mid-way between Boston and New York City; less than half an hour from Bradley International Airport; minutes from both Route 91 and Route 84 – Glastonbury is a perfect location to work, live and play.

Featured Listings

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

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

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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