15 Academy Lane, Old Lyme, CT. Distinctive waterfront residence with 165' frontage on the Lieutenant river. Originally built in 1931, it was then expanded and updated in 1993 by architect Paul B. Bailey. The first-floor offers a great flow for entertaining, with 3 large adjoining rooms with double pocket doors. There is also a cozy den off the foyer, and a private office with river views. The 2-story addition adds a sun-filled family room with wide water views, and a private master bedroom suite. The expanded chef's kitchen includes professional appliances and several work areas. An elevator services three floors. Upstairs, three additional bedrooms have private baths and one offers a balcony overlooking the river. There is also a second-floor office with built-in cabinetry overlooking the back yard. Stairs lead to the third-floor attic, with cedar closets. There is a workshop in the lower level as well as a heated workshop room in the garage. The home offers a unique waterfront lifestyle and peaceful privacy while being steps to the village of Old Lyme. The inviting stone terrace overlooks the lawn, stone walls, and a deep-water dock, providing boat access to the CT river. This is an ideal setting for entertaining and relaxing while reveling in natures beauty, including spectacular sunsets. It is also a great commuter location, near I-95, Rte 9, and a nearby train station, with a 2.5-hr ride to NY or Boston. The house includes a home warranty for peace of mind, and does not require flood insurance.
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