Madison, CT 06443
Set at the heart of lushly rolling lawns overlooking Long Island Sound, Barberry Beach Estate is that rare blend of country living and sophisticated coastal lifestyle. Whether chosen as a primary residence or summer enclave, this three-acre waterfront property is uniquely magnificent with private beach access mere steps away and coveted four-season views of the Long Island Sound, a sparkling and expansive estuary of the Atlantic Ocean snuggled between Connecticut and New York states. The crown jewel of Madison, one of Connecticut’s finest shoreline communities, Barberry Beach Estate is located in the town’s elegant and historic Liberty Street area known for its quiet streets, gracious homes and shaded lanes.
The property’s 11-room, 4,000 square foot home is bathed in sunlight, meticulously appointed and handsomely finished. The residence, inhabited for generations by one of Madison’s founding families, has undergone impeccable renovations and expansions; it now includes a wine cellar, lovingly preserved wide-planked chestnut floors, reclaimed timbers and doors, handcrafted built-in cabinetry and three original fireplaces blended with exquisite custom millwork. The chef’s kitchen, highlighted with a cheerful breakfast bay overlooking the gardens and sea, is outfitted with an AGA stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, custom cherry cabinets, butler’s pantry and other premier amenities such as granite counters mined from neighboring Stony Creek quarry, also the source of the home’s stone foundation and that of many of the edifices that constitute New York City’s architectural history. . .