153 Ferry Road Lyme Connecticut 06371

$ 15,000,000

  • Listing Contract Date: 2022-09-16
  • MLS #: 170518343
  • Post Updated: 2023-02-11 19:24:11
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Baths Full: 4
  • Baths Half: 4
  • Area: 6224 sq ft
  • Year built: 1917
  • Status:


Dramatic views of the Connecticut River and beyond surround Highover, a one-of-a-kind, majestic estate situated atop a hillside on 30-plus gated private acres fronting idyllic Whalebone Cove and Creek. Completed in 1917 for a NYC insurance magnate and his family as a summer cottage, Highover’s main residence exudes a timeless elegance in a scenic setting surrounded by water, wildlife and Conservancy land as far as the eye can see. Designed by Alfred Hopkins, a renowned estate architect, also built estates for Louis Comfort Tiffany and Frederick Vanderbilt. Situated below the main house is Merecote, an updated 3 bed, 3.5 bath 1820s guest house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The current owners of Highover have lavishly and lovingly restored, renovated and reconfigured the main residence’s interior, taking the entire structure back to its original stone walls sourced from the property’s quarry while incorporating state-of-the-art materials and construction throughout. Much of the infrastructure and interior elements were custom designed for 21st century lifestyle yet retaining the character of the original architecture. Today, Highover deliberately offers dramatic water views from every room. This is especially emphasized in the primary bedroom suite in the west wing. SEE ADDITIONAL PUBLIC REMARKS

  • Last Change Type: New Listing

Rooms&Units Description

  • Rooms Total: 14
  • Room Count: 9
  • Rooms Additional: Exercise Room,Foyer,Mud Room,Sitting Room,Wine Cellar
  • Laundry Room Info: Lower Level,Upper Level
  • Laundry Room Location: Lower main residence

Location Details

  • County Or Parish: New London
  • Neighborhood: Hadlyme
  • Directions: *** Call agent for GPS instructions. Do not access the property without an appointment with the listing agent.
  • Zoning: R120
  • Elementary School: Lyme Consolidated
  • High School: Lyme-Old Lyme

Property Details

  • Lot Description: Historic District,Open Lot,Water View,Rolling,Fence - Stone,Professionally Landscaped
  • Parcel Number: 2327216
  • Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade: 6224
  • Acres: 30.7000
  • Potential Short Sale: No
  • New Construction Type: No/Resale
  • Construction Description: Stone
  • Basement Description: Partially Finished,Heated,Cooled,Interior Access
  • Showing Instructions: Call listing agent for appointment. 24-hour notice required. Do not access the property without an appointment.

Property Features

  • Energy Features: Energy Star Rated,Extra Insulation,Generator,Thermopane Windows
  • Nearby Amenities: Golf Course,Library,Medical Facilities,Park,Private School(s),Stables/Riding,Tennis Courts
  • Appliances Included: Gas Range,Wall Oven,Range Hood,Subzero,Dishwasher,Washer,Dryer,Wine Chiller
  • Interior Features: Audio System,Auto Garage Door Opener,Cable - Pre-wired
  • Exterior Features: Barn,Covered Deck,Fruit Trees,Gazebo,Guest House,Hot Tub,Lighting,Terrace,Underground Sprinkler
  • Exterior Siding: Stone
  • Style: Other
  • Driveway Type: Private,Crushed Stone
  • Foundation Type: Stone
  • Roof Information: Slate
  • Cooling System: Central Air
  • Heat Type: Radiant,Zoned
  • Heat Fuel Type: Propane
  • Parking Total Spaces: 9
  • Garage Parking Info: Detached Garage,Carport,Other
  • Garages Number: 3
  • Water Source: Private Well
  • Hot Water Description: Propane
  • Attic Description: Access Via Hatch
  • Fireplaces Total: 6
  • Direct Waterfront YN: 1
  • Waterfront Description: Direct Waterfront,River,Dock or Mooring,Beach
  • Fuel Tank Location: In Ground
  • Swimming Pool YN: 1
  • Pool Description: In Ground Pool,Spa,Heated,Concrete
  • Attic YN: 1
  • Home Automation: Lighting,Thermostat(s)
  • Sewage System: Septic


  • Property Tax: $ 38,841
  • Tax Year: July 2022-June 2023


Courtesy of

  • Office Name: William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l
  • Office ID: PSOTH53

This style property is located in is currently and has been listed on RE/MAX on the Bay. This property is listed at $ 15,000,000. It has 5 beds bedrooms, 8 baths bathrooms, and is 6224 sq ft. The property was built in 1917 year.

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