$2.8M contemporary Connecticut home sits on a granite outcropping overlooking the saltmarsh below

$2.8M contemporary Connecticut home sits on a granite outcropping overlooking the saltmarsh below

July 22, 2021

Listing photos by Dennis Carbo

It’s hard to believe this home is just two hours from New York City, as its unusual location above a saltmarsh feels more like a moody northwest setting. Located on 1.7 acres in Branford Connecticut, the contemporary house was designed and built just this year by renowned architect Peter Kurt Woerner to take advantage of its site high on a granite promontory. Woerner titled the property “Osprey House & Studio” as a nod to the surrounding marsh wildlife sanctuary that’s home to osprey, geese, ducks, seagulls, hawks, and falcon. Comprised of a 4,800-square-foot main house and a 746-square-foot studio/guesthouse, it’s asking $2,800,000.

The entrance is situated through two towers into a fieldstone walled courtyard. The entire home was designed to maximize natural light and views.

Upon entering, you’ll see the open kitchen, which has tons of cabinet space and a stainless steel island with even more storage.

The entire living/dining area has incredible views of the saltmarsh, Jarvis Creek, the Thimble Islands, and all the way across the Sound to Long Island, 26 miles away. A cantilevered deck further showcases these views.

Upstairs, take in the views from a hallway lookout point.

The primary bedroom has an en-suite bath with a marble shower and a separate soaking tub. It also has a study with a winding staircase that leads up to a zen-like space with a gently curved ceiling, eighty feet above the marsh. There’s another curved ceiling room that could be used as a gym or playroom.

The guest house is plenty private and has a two-story great room with a fireplace, kitchenette, sliding glass doors leading to a deck, study, full bath, and a spacious loft.

[Listing: 694 Leetes Island Road by Barbara Goetsch of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty]

Listing photos by Dennis Carbo

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