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113 Buffalo Bay: Just like the Movies

You may recognize this beautiful waterfront estate for reasons other than its memorable location and exquisite features.  Resting quietly in Buffalo Bay, a private enclave of seven large turn of the century summer cottages in Madison, Conn., this property is known for more than just its beachy atmosphere.  Rewind back to the year 2000, when this waterfront estate served as the filming site for the American movie Happy Accidents, starring Marisa Tomei and Vincent D’Onofrio. Sound familiar?  Now a piece of Connecticut’s own Hollywood history is for sale, and Essex agent team Jennifer and Jane Associates, comprising Jennifer Caulfield and Jane Macy Pfeffer, have the listing, which is offered at $4,495,000.

Happy Accidents is a romantic comedy that revolves around New Yorker Ruby Weaver, a woman of many failed relationships, and Sam Deed, a man who claims to be from the year 2470.  The female lead, Marisa Tomei, is an award-winning actress first recognized for her breakthrough role in the 1992 film My Cousin Vinny, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as Mona Lisa Vito.  Her complicated, time-traveling love interest is played by actor Vincent D’Onofrio, best known for his role as Private Leonard Lawrence in the war film Full Metal Jacket, as well as his roles in Men in Black and the popular crime series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Both actors received great critical praise and credit for their roles in Happy Accidents, a flick remembered for its fresh and light-hearted, comedic quality.

Direct waterfront views and beachfront access encompass this 5,582 square-foot home, where these two actors once took a romantic, beachfront stroll.  Constructed in 1968, the Colonial residence offers 1.13 acres of property including a separate guest house, in-ground pool, and private beach.  Throughout its three levels, its lucky residents will find numerous amenities and features including eight bedrooms, six and a half full baths, a formal living room, four fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen with center island, a wetbar, library, as well as a luxurious master bedroom suite.  The dreamy property also offers a hot tub and access to a tennis court, in addition to an expansive deck and greenhouse room, all with views of the Long Island Sound.

“This home is perfect for anyone seeking a beach lifestyle in a private, tight-knit community,” said Caulfield.  “Its location and accommodations are nothing short of paradise.”

Buffalo Bay is a private waterfront neighborhood reminiscent of the romantic seaside communities of yesteryear.  Seven special homes constructed in the early to mid 1900s comprise this established area of Madison, 113 Buffalo Bay being one of the most recently built residences.

“We are excited to be representing such a special listing,” said Pfeffer.  “Not only does this home offer a great history and community, but its endless waterfront views and overall atmosphere are extremely difficult to beat.”

With its breathtaking views, numerous amenities and exciting past, 113 Buffalo Bay offers a lifestyle just like the movies—carefree and with many happy endings.  For more information on this unique, waterfront property, visit our website here.  You can also contact Jenifer and Jane Associates by email at jenniferandjane@wpsir.com, or by phone at 860.767.7488­ ext. 307.

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