153 Ferry Road, Lyme, CT
$ 12,500,000
Property Attributes
  • ID#170518343
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyNEW LONDON
  • CityLyme
  • Zip06371
  • Style
  • Price$ 12,500,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms7
  • Half Bathrooms5
  • Sqr Footage6224
  • Lot Size30.7 Acres
Data Source:
Smart MLS
Property Description

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!

Elementary School High School
Lyme Consolidated Elementary School Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Price History
9/16/2022 Listed $15,000,000
8/2/2023 7% - $14,000,000
9/28/2023 11% - $12,500,000

General Features

Acres 30.7
City Lyme
County New London
DOM 445
Directions *** Call agent for GPS instructions. Do not access the property without an appointment with the listing agent.
Elementary School Lyme Consolidated
Energy Features Energy Star Rated, Extra Insulation, Generator, Thermopane Windows
Exterior Features Barn, Covered Deck, Fruit Trees, Gazebo, Guest House, Hot Tub, Lighting, Terrace, Underground Sprinkler
Full Baths 7
Half Baths 5
Heater Type Radiant, Zoned
High School Lyme-Old Lyme
Interior Features Audio System, Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-wired
Neighborhood Hadlyme
Pool Description In Ground Pool, Spa, Heated, Concrete
Property Type Single Family For Sale
Sq Ft Total 6224
Status Active
Street Name Ferry
Style Other
Video Tour Y/N Yes
Year Built 1917
Year Built Source Owner
Zoning R120

Interior Features

Atticdescription Access Via Hatch
Basement Description Partially Finished, Heated, Cooled, Interior Access
Cooling System Central Air
Hot Water Propane
Total Bathrooms 12
Total Bedrooms 8
Total Fireplaces 6
Total Rooms 14

Exterior Features

Garage Parking Detached Garage, Carport, Other
Lot Description Historic District, Open Lot, Water View, Rolling, Fence - Stone, Professionally Landscaped
Pool? Yes
Water Source Private Well
Waterfrontdescription Direct Waterfront, River, Dock or Mooring, Beach


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 06371

AVG $2.18M
AVG 134
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1955

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