Eight private islands are on the market for $78M and they’re in … Connecticut?

 

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Though owning eight islands in Connecticut hardly seems as appealing as owning one in the Caribbean (or some other tropical paradise), nevertheless a wealthy Connecticut family has just listed their island properties in the Constitution state for an incredible $78 million.

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Of course, the islands, located among the Thimble Islands in the Long Island Sound, do come with eight homes attached to them — including a 13,000-square-foot home on the largest island, Rogers Island, which was built in 1900 and comes with a swimming pool, tennis court, a putting green, a greenhouse and a pier for docking yachts. There’s also lots of guesthouses for all of your friends scattered among the islands. And if you ever tire of island life, they’re only a 20-minute helicopter ride from the city.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the islands are owned by Christina Stoecklein, who has spent years buying up islands in the area after her husband died, spending a total of $30 million, plus the costs of renovations. The family is selling all of their islands except the first one they owned, West Crib.

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