Image via NY Post
Factories, stables, churches—even former department stores—have all found new life as residential properties within the five boroughs, and we’ve had the pleasure of bringing many of those to you as part of our Cool Listings. But every now and again a uniquely special property outside the borders of New York City catches our eye and we feel compelled to let you in on the secret.
Make your escape from the city–if only for the weekend–and get ready to say hello to lighthouse/tugboat living—all without ever stepping foot off the mainland. An hour-and-a-half Metro North ride from Grand Central sits this seemingly traditional home at 313 Benham Hill Road in West Haven, CT. In an area full of beautiful colonials this one stands apart, boasting not only a charming attached lighthouse but a real tugboat as well.
Among its nondescript 3,200 square feet of living space you’ll find the basics—living room, dining room, kitchen, four bedrooms and three bathrooms—but there’s nothing basic about the 360-degree view of West Haven and the Long Island Sound you’ll have from your own personal lighthouse. On a clear day you can take the elevator to the top and see all the way to Long Island.
While the home’s fourteen rooms offer plenty of space to stretch out, you’ll no doubt spend plenty of time on the large deck that connects the main residence to a real tugboat housing a 288-square-foot cabin that’s perfect for entertaining. With a little TLC this traditional home with an unusual twist has boatloads of potential given its modest $425,000 price tag.
[Via NY Post]
Photos courtesy of William Raveis