It’s not every day that a windmill goes on the market, and it’s definitely not every day that a windmill is successfully sold. On the shores of North Cove in Essex, Conn., this once-in-a-lifetime sale was achieved by top-producing Essex agent Colette Harron, who represented a luxurious converted windmill home with views of the Connecticut River. The property sold for a price of $1,455,000, and is now in the lucky hands of new, loving owners, who are ready to unwind and relax in its unique, truly extraordinary coastal setting.
Complete with wind turbine design with blades, the windmill was constructed in 1967 by the Croft family, a prominent Essex family who owned a local boatyard in town, as a guest home for visitors of their main residence at 1 Foxboro Point. Inside its 840 square feet of living space spread out between all three levels of the house, individuals will find numerous impressive features and cozy attributes, adding to its summer retreat-like appeal. The first floor boasts a wraparound deck and wet bar in the living room, while the second floor contains two bedrooms, one of which connects to an attic loft with built-in beds that can be accessed by a ladder. Of course, the home’s prime, 2-acre waterfront location, in addition to the fact that it is indeed, a windmill, provides a beautiful vantage for the 360-degree views of the surrounding marshlands, wildlife and the infrequent passerby on boat.
“Successfully selling the iconic Foxboro Point landmark windmill was a joy, and an accomplishment that I will never forget,” said Harron. “The home is utterly breathtaking, perfectly encompassing surrounding shoreline views with its distinct windmill structure, which includes three levels of exquisite design. Representing a transformed windmill residence is a rarity in the world of home buying and selling, and I am thrilled to say that I was fortunate enough to handle the sale of this coastal gem.”
The windmill’s neighboring residence, located at 1 Foxboro Point, is currently for sale, and listed with Harron for $2,495,000.This signature Victorian property has undergone a complete renovation by Frank Sciame of Sciame Construction. Now offering numerous updated features and amenities, as well as unparalleled river views, this home is stunning, full of opportunity and, just as the case with its former windmill guest house, ready to blow away any future residents with its brilliance.