If you're looking for a little island to call your own, your first stop should be William Pitt Sotheby's in Madison. Margaret Muir and Tony Nuzzo are the listing agents on not one, but two islands for sale in the Thimble Islands in Long Island Sound off of Branford, according to the Connecticut Post:
Christine Svenningsen, a widow of a party-goods magnate, is selling Belden Island for $3.95 million and Jepson Island for nearly $2 million, her real estate agents said. They are part of the Thimble Islands off Branford, which have attracted celebrities and the wealthy for generations. "For anybody looking for privacy it's got great appeal yet it's very close to the mainland," said Clint Rodenberg, an agent at William Pitt Sotheby's in Madison, where listing agents Margaret Muir and Tony Nuzzo are handling the sale.
According to the listing, the house on Belden Island is about 2,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and two baths. The lot is listed at a little over an acre. "Magical Island summer cottage. Extraordinary vintage classic offers original wainscoted walls and ceilings, gas lights, fireplaces and wrap around porches overlooking manicured putting green lawn, windswept pines and new dock!"
Jepson Island, according to the listing, has a cozy little house that is a little over 1,000 square feet on a lot of about .28 acres. "Exceptional private Thimble Island - the ultimate get away. Jepson Island offers a charming contemporary vacation home with natural materials, walls of glass and incomparable vistas. Stone steps to beach, dock and mooring."
Both properties, of course, are listed as "waterfront." And waterback. And waterside.