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Where the Connecticut River meets the Long Island Sound rests a historic seaside sanctuary known as North Cove. This Old Saybrook, Connecticut community is part of the town’s historic district, and deemed by the federal government as a harbor refuge from storms due to its protected, deep water anchorage. Because of this positive coastal feature, the cove holds an exceptionally high reputation for yachtsmen throughout the northeast. The area is additionally known for its many beautiful 18th and 19th century homes that have been well-preserved throughout the years, along with a number of more recently built residences that pay homage to the historic roots of this splendid Connecticut shoreline neighborhood.

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201 North Cove Road is one such residence, constructed in the 1920s with exceptional architectural design and quality. While staying true to its origins, the home has been entirely renovated from top to bottom under the guidance of a noted architect and highly regarded building firm. The end result is nothing short of brilliant, reflecting today’s highly desirable open floor plan living style. An easy flow between rooms lends itself to a flawless incorporation of the beautiful surrounding landscape, where sweeping lawns, gardens and views of the spectacular Connecticut River, Long Island Sound and North Cove are visible from every room. The coastal paradise continues with the home’s deep water dock, perfect for sailing and power vessels. This extraordinary property is clearly one of the area’s most prized residential retreats when it comes to beachfront access, amenities and features.

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Not far away, yet another luxurious waterfront estate resides across a private drive with stunning views of the Connecticut River and the entrance of North Cove. Originally built in 1870, 184 North Cove Road boasts a recent renovation, completed once again with exquisite care and special attention to preserving period details. The four-bedroom, four-bath home includes two master suites, a formal living room with a fireplace overlooking dazzling water views, a spacious dining room with custom cabinetry and glass doors, as well as an updated French country-style kitchen. In addition, a custom home office with separate entry provides the ideal work environment for all future homeowners. Between its pristine condition, lavish amenities, professionally landscaped grounds and direct waterfront location not far from Old Saybrook’s charming town offerings, this shoreline haven has something for everyone.

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North Cove is additionally within walking distance of the renowned Saybrook Point Inn, as well as Harbor One Marina, which accommodates some of the largest yachts in the area. As if that’s not enough, Old Saybrook is also home to numerous charming restaurants and village shops—all the appealing qualities of a lovely, picturesque, New England beach town.

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For more information on the first property, located at 201 North Cove Road, please contact Essex agent team Jennifer and Jane Associates by phone at 860.227.6634, or by email at Jenniferandjane@williampitt.com. For further details on 184 North Cove Road, please contact Essex agent Colette Harron by phone at 860.304.2391, or by email at Charron@williampitt.com. You can also reach out to Old Lyme agent Randi Bradbury by phone at 860.510.2478, or by email at Rbradbury@williampitt.com.  

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