153 Ferry Road, Lyme, Connecticut


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About 153 Ferry Road

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 owner’s 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 owner’s 36’ Hinckley Picnic boat. For larger boats, a 10-minute boat ride brings you to your mooring at Hamburg Cove, one of the East’s 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.

Features of 153 Ferry Road

MLS® # 170623353
Price $15,000,000
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 8.00
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 4
Square Footage 7,021
Acres 30.70
Year Built 1917
Type Single Family For Sale
Style Chateau
Status Active

Community Information

Address 153 Ferry Road
Area Hadlyme
City Lyme
County New London
State Connecticut
Zip Code 06371


Features Generator, Programmable Thermostat, Thermopane Windows
Parking Detached Garage, Barn, Carport
# of Garages 3
Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Direct Waterfront, River, Dock or Mooring, Beach
Has Pool Yes
Pool In Ground Pool, Spa, Heated, Salt Water


Interior Features Audio System, Auto Garage Door Opener
Appliances Gas Cooktop, Gas Range, Oven/Range, Wall Oven, Microwave, Range Hood, Subzero, Dishwasher, Washer, Electric Dryer, Dryer, Wine Chiller
Heating Radiant, Zoned, Propane
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 6
Has Basement Yes
Basement Partially Finished, Heated, Cooled, Interior Access, Walk-out


Exterior Stone
Exterior Features Barn, Covered Deck, Fruit Trees, Guest House, Lighting, Patio, Stone Wall, Terrace, Underground Sprinkler
Lot Description Secluded, Water View, Lightly Wooded, Rolling, Fence - Stone, Professionally Landscaped
Roof Slate
Foundation Stone

School Information

Elementary Lyme Consolidated
High Lyme-Old Lyme

Additional Information

Date Listed February 17th, 2024
Days on Market 153
Zoning Zoning
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeWilliam Raveis Real Estate

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Listing information last updated on July 20th, 2024 at 2:00am EDT.