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Private Island Living

Private islands go by many descriptions—from secluded paradises to the ultimate retreats or getaways. These rare properties are a brand specialty, as can be seen on our new specialized website,, and our affiliate firms in our global network offer them for sale in unique locations around the world. Now Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is excited to announce that one is being offered here in the northeast, off the coast of Connecticut.


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Jepson Island, located in a Long Island Sound archipelago referred to as the Thimble Islands, is a private island of a rare sort. The island is the exclusive listing of our partner firm, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, represented by Margaret Muir and Tony Nuzzo of the Madison,Connecticut, office. For the discerning buyer, the property is perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity. Very few of the Thimble Islands, of which there are hundreds, are even habitable, so this listing presents that truly rare chance to own a livable private island off the coast of Southern Connecticut. Neighbors past and present have included celebrities and famed historic figures alike, and the islands remain highly sought after to this day. That they are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are part of the Stony Creek-Thimble Islands Historic District makes them all the more special.


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Jepson Island, offered with an asking price of $1,995,000, includes .28 private acre, on which resides a beautiful contemporary vacation residence. The home was constructed in 1980 with a focus on all natural materials. 1,018 square feet of living space offers two bedrooms and one bath, as well as key features such as vaulted ceilings, natural wood floors, skylights and Thermopane windows. A balcony and deck overlook the spectacular views of Long Island Sound that can be seen all around the island, as do the walls of glass. On the grounds, the waterfront, including a boat dock, beach and mooring, is accessed by a series of stone steps. Gardens and professionally landscaped grounds surround the home. Jepson Island is an ideal setting for those looking for outdoor living—with its privacy and seclusion, the island is the ultimate retreat indeed.

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