Tavern Island, Connecticut, a 3.5-acre stretch of land off the coast of the state, is on the market.
The main home on the island is a Tudor style 1900 vintage mansion but the property also features a caretaker’s cottage and boat house complete with a workshop, game room, bedroom and a bath. The entire residence has six bedrooms and 4.3 baths.
A regulation size pool overlooks one of several private beaches and a protective seawall provides a safe harbor for the two shore launches.
Tavern Island is seeped in history. This unique property was first inhabited by European settlers in 1651 and witnessed the British invasion of Norwalk in the Revolutionary War. In 1938, author Lillian Hellman resided on Tavern Island while finishing her classic novel The Little Foxes. It was once owned by legendary Broadway producer Billy Rose and even hosted Marilyn Monroe during the 1950s.
The island’s previous owners were Al Zesiger and his wife Barrie. The couple paid $1 million for the island getaway in 1982.