87 Sill Lane Old Lyme Connecticut 06371

  • Listing Contract Date: 2021-10-28
  • MLS #: 170447969
  • Post Updated: 2022-05-09 13:34:26
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Baths Full: 3
  • Baths Half: 1
  • Area: 5368 sq ft
  • Year built: 1909
  • Status:


Built by Old Lyme Colony artist Harry Hoffman and his wife Beatrice Pope, “Chuluota” was constructed between 1908-1910 and designed to replicate an Italian Villa by Boston architects Magee and Rowe. This majestic, baronial like manor has elements that would be impossible to duplicate today. Constructed with local fieldstone and perched atop of Harding Hill and almost entirely surrounded by Old Lyme Preserve land, this iconic property boasts grandeur and privacy. A massive wrap around porch welcomes guests to this remarkable home which greets its inhabitants with 9’+ ceiling, 4 fireplaces, and displays unusual and intriguing elements. Most of the light fixtures were acquired in Spain when Harry and Beatrice travelled there during the two years that the house was being built. The stone fireplace in Harry’s studio has a massive fabricated mantle with lion-heads.The music room has hand-stenciled walls by the artist’s wife, Beatrice. But, surely, the highlight of the home is the painted panels in the living room and the upstairs bedroom. Like the tradition at the Florence Griswold Museum for Old Lyme Colony artists, Harry chose to paint various, artistic scenes in the wood panels of his home which still remain on display today. A custom kitchen, mudroom area, Koi pond, and marble baths enhance the home. One bedroom carriage house over a detached 4 car garage and greenhouse sit on the property. Fifty year architectural shingle roof is only a few months old. Agent owner

  • Last Change Type: Under Contract

Rooms&Units Description

  • Rooms Total: 11
  • Room Count: 13
  • Rooms Additional: Foyer,Greenhouse,Laundry Room,Mud Room,Workshop
  • Laundry Room Info: Upper Level

Location Details

  • County Or Parish: New London
  • Neighborhood: Sill Lane
  • Directions: Rte 1 to Sill Lane
  • Zoning: RU8
  • Elementary School: Per Board of Ed
  • High School: Lyme-Old Lyme

Property Details

  • Lot Description: Secluded,Borders Open Space,Professionally Landscaped
  • Parcel Number: 1553570
  • Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade: 5368
  • Sq Ft Description: Floor plan shows square footage as 5,368. Town records square footage as 5,043
  • Acres: 5.1000
  • Potential Short Sale: No
  • New Construction Type: No/Resale
  • Construction Description: Frame,Stone
  • Basement Description: Full With Walk-Out,Unfinished,Concrete Floor,Interior Access
  • Showing Instructions: Please use Showtime or call listing agent

Property Features

  • Energy Features: Programmable Thermostat,Storm Doors,Storm Windows
  • Nearby Amenities: Golf Course,Lake,Library,Paddle Tennis,Tennis Courts
  • Appliances Included: Gas Cooktop,Wall Oven,Microwave,Range Hood,Refrigerator,Freezer,Dishwasher,Disposal,Washer,Dryer,Wine Chiller
  • Interior Features: Cable - Available,Security System
  • Exterior Features: Garden Area,Guest House,Gutters,Porch-Wrap Around,Underground Utilities
  • Exterior Siding: Shingle,Stone
  • Style: Other
  • Driveway Type: Private,Paved
  • Foundation Type: Stone
  • Roof Information: Asphalt Shingle
  • Cooling System: Central Air,Zoned
  • Heat Type: Hot Water,Radiator,Zoned
  • Heat Fuel Type: Oil,Propane
  • Garage Parking Info: Detached Garage
  • Garages Number: 4
  • Water Source: Private Well
  • Hot Water Description: Propane,Tankless Hotwater
  • Attic Description: Partially Finished,Floored,Storage Space
  • Fireplaces Total: 4
  • Waterfront Description: Not Applicable
  • Fuel Tank Location: Above Ground
  • Attic YN: 1
  • Seating Capcity: Under Contract - Continue to Show
  • Sewage System: Septic


  • Property Tax: $ 10,408
  • Tax Year: July 2021-June 2022


Courtesy of

  • Office Name: Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Office ID: CBRB54

This style property is located in is currently and has been listed on RE/MAX on the Bay. This property is listed at $ 1,995,000. It has 5 beds bedrooms, 4 baths bathrooms, and is 5368 sq ft. The property was built in 1909 year.

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