A private island with a 78-acre oyster farm in Connecticut’s Long Island Sound sold for $3.5 million.

Green Island, just off Cape Haycock in Branford, is a 2,300-square-foot holiday home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms on three-quarters of an acre of land. CT Insider and New Haven Register report.

The buyer and seller of the original asking price of $4 million were not disclosed. Kiara Rusconi of William Raveis Real Estate listed and represented both parties, CT Insider said.

The Duo Dickenson-designed home has two-storey windows and a connection to the mainland, but no landline internet. The master bedroom has a full bathroom and a walk-in closet.

The island is close to Connecticut’s famous Thimble Islands, and trips to Green Island can be arranged via Thimble Island Water Ferry Taxi from Stony Creek. There is also service at the Branford launch site, according to the outlet.

Islands can be very attractive loot.

A 44-acre private island in Alaska, which adds 12 acres at low tide, hit the market last year with an asking price of $20 million.

A private islands in alaska An additional 12 acres at low tide will hit the market with an asking price of $20 million.

The island, which was once used as a fox farm, currently has no buildings, although the owners have considered building two houses. Spruce trees, some of which are believed to be over 350 years old, cover the land.

November 2022, 5-acre Tippity Wichity Islanda 90-minute drive from Washington, D.C., just off the Chesapeake Bay—listed for $2.1 million.

The island features a three-bedroom cottage with an open-plan living and dining room, and a wood-burning stove. There is also a marina, beach, launch area for kayaks and canoes, and a heated outdoor pool.

It also has a mysterious past, including the possibility that after the end of the Civil War, the island was a brothel, possibly run by a soldier named Captain Henry Howgate, who has his own vague accounts, which may include allegations of fraud and Conviction for misappropriation of public funds.

— Ted Glazer

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