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153 Ferry RoadLyme, CT 06371

Single Family · 8 Beds · 7 Full Baths · 5 Partial Baths · 6,224 Sq. ft. | 30.70 Acres

$12,500,000 Active


Time on Site:
438 days

Once past the privacy gates, take the bucolic drive up to HIGHOVER, a 30+ acre retreat atop a hillside with panoramic 270? views of the Connecticut River, Whalebone Creek & Cove & over 1/2 mile of waterfront. Designed in 1917 for a NYC socialite by architect Alfred Hopkins renowned for his commissions by Alfred Vanderbilt and Louis Comfort Tiffany, sits the stately main residence. Constructed completely with native stone from the property's quarry accented with original hand split VT slate roof tiles, this home defines timeless elegance. The current and only the second owners of the property have lovingly restored, renovated, and enhanced the living spaces by subtly incorporating state-of-the-art features throughout. A federal period guest house with refined whimsy sits at the foot of the driveway. The 8,650 SF property offers 8 bedrooms, 7 full and 5 half baths of sophisticated living space. A former portico was enclosed connecting a newly designed primary bedroom suite to the grand living room with its 20-ft barreled ceiling. A state-of the art kitchen, a library, an elegant guest suite, a movie theater with a Sony projector and surround sound, and an 800-bottle wine cellar are found at the heart of the home. A suite of guest bedrooms on the east wing offers a special sanctuary for visitors with separate entrance and porte-cochere. Spacious and comfortable on the inside, the expansive exterior is serene and private with room for a helicopter pad & truly a paradise!

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Facts & Features

  • Type Single Family
  • Sq. ft. 6,224
  • Price/Sq.ft. $2,008
  • Lot 30.70 Acres


  • Association: No
School Information
  • Elementary School: Lyme Consolidated
  • High School: Lyme-Old Lyme
Listing Information
  • Bank Owned Property: No
  • Listing Type Description: Full Service
  • Potential Short Sale: No
Building Information
  • Home Warranty: No
  • Year Built: 1917
  • County Or Parish: New London
  • Neighborhood: Hadlyme
Building Exterior/Construction
  • New Construction Type: No/Resale
  • Community Features: Golf Course, Library, Medical Facilities, Park, Private School(s), Stables/Riding, Tennis Courts
Tax Information
  • Tax Annual Amount: $43,235.00
General Information
  • Parcel Number: 2327216
  • Property Type: Single Family For Sale
  • Zoning: R120


Parking Information
  • Garage Spaces: 3
  • Bathrooms Full: 7
  • Bathrooms Half: 5
  • Bathrooms Total: 12
  • Bedrooms Total: 8
Building Exterior/Construction
  • Construction Description: Stone
Building Interior
  • Attic Description: Access Via Hatch
  • Attic: Yes
  • Energy Features: Energy Star Rated, Extra Insulation, Generator, Thermopane Windows
  • Fuel Tank Location: In Ground
  • Heat Fuel Type: Propane
  • Home Automation: Lighting,Thermostat(s)
  • Hot Water Description: Propane
  • Laundry Room Info: Lower Level,Upper Level
  • Laundry Room Location: Lower main residence
  • Rooms Additional: Exercise Room, Foyer, Mud Room, Sitting Room, Wine Cellar
  • Rooms Total: 9
General Information
  • Appliances: Gas Range, Wall Oven, Range Hood, Subzero, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Wine Chiller
  • Basement: Partially Finished, Heated, Cooled, Interior Access
  • Cooling: Central Air
  • Fireplaces Total: 6
  • Foundation Details: Stone
  • Heating: Radiant, Zoned
  • Interior Features: Audio System, Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-wired
  • Living Area: 6224


Building Information
  • Driveway Type: Private, Crushed Stone
Parking Information
  • Parking Features: Detached Garage, Carport, Other
  • Parking Total: 9
Lot Information
  • Lot Features: Historic District, Open Lot, Water View, Rolling, Fence - Stone, Professionally Landscaped
  • Lot Size Acres: 30.7
  • Lot Size Source: Public Records
  • Water Source: Private Well
  • Waterfront Features: Direct Waterfront, River, Dock or Mooring, Beach
  • Waterfront: Yes
Building Exterior/Construction
  • Architectural Style: Other
  • Construction Materials: Stone
  • Roof: Slate
General Information
  • Exterior Features: Barn, Covered Deck, Fruit Trees, Gazebo, Guest House, Hot Tub, Lighting, Terrace, Underground Sprinkler
  • Pool Features: In Ground Pool, Spa, Heated, Concrete
  • Pool Private: Yes
  • Sewer: Septic

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Date Event Value Agent
9/28/2023Source: Smart MLS Price Reduction
$12,500,000 -10.7%
8/2/2023Source: Smart MLS Price Reduction
$14,000,000 -6.7%
9/16/2022Source: Smart MLS Added to Database
September 16, 2022
8/4/2022Source: Smart MLS Added to Database
September 13, 2021