Man-made Private Island in New York up for sale

By | November 17, 2016


Tavern Island

Tavern Island

Not too far from Freemantle, WA is where you’ll see this glorious man-made island. What’s even better? It’s for sale.

It’s just a little piece of real estate, but this scenic small island not far from New York City has a fascinating backstory.

Located in Norwalk, Connecticut, Tavern Island was once upon a time a heavily protected and impenetrable building. It was part of the Battle of Norwalk when the Americans were at war with the English, but in the last one hundred years, the island has provided a gentler way of living.

Celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Marilyn Monroe and screenwriter for the play The Little Foxes Lilian Hellman have all been reported to have retreated to the island for some quiet time, according to Mansion Global.

The present owners of the island have put the 1.4ha property for sale via Christies Int’l Real Estate. A spokesperson has described the island as one of the most exceptional acquisitions in the NY Metro area. He added that the property was placidly removed from the chaos of daily life yet still accessible.

The property has many well-built hardwood constructed houses and were created to emphasize the picture-perfect location.


Marilyn Monroe was one of the many celebrities who retreated on the island in the past

Marilyn Monroe was one of the many celebrities who retreated on the island in the past

The property has six bedrooms and its English colonial style accommodation was constructed in the 1900’s. There is a cottage called The Pilot House which has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one kitchen, a fireplace and a living room. There is also the Boat House which has a huge games room, a complete bathroom as well as a bedroom.

The island also has a beautiful gunite swimming pool.

In addition, the charming island also has a Tea House used for gatherings- complete with a meeting room and of course a bedroom.

Spare time activities are additionally indulged with a gorgeous gunite swimming pool, your own personal beach and a dock for a yacht or launch. A stone sea wall gives protection storm surges.

The island can be yours for $10.6 million.