Location: 833 Taylor’s Lane
Description: Purchased by Robert Ripley of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in 1934, BION Island has hosted golden age Hollywood royalty and was home to Ripley’s collection as well as probably more than a few incredible tales.
The first floor includes a master bed and bath with Jacuzzi-style tub, a chef’s dine-in kitchen with butler’s pantry, a formal dining room leading to a sunroom, a library, and a tiled three-car attached garage. The upper level contains two more bedrooms and bathrooms, while the lower level boasts a family room with stone fireplace (one of three), a summer kitchen with wine fridge and a wet bar, two oversized baths, and a dressing room — all or which are accessible from the ground floor by elevator. All told, the house contains four bedrooms with five full baths and one half-bath, spread out over a sprawling 4,182 square feet.
Outdoors you’ll find gorgeous views from the balconies and patios, as well as the in-ground pool and nearby boathouse and dock.
Asking price: $3,995,000 — down almost one million dollars since September.
Selling Point: It’s a luxurious home on its own private island, surrounded by the beauty of the Long Island Sound and its diverse wildlife.
Downside: Literally no one will believe you live there.
Listing Agent: Nancy Kennedy, Associate Real Estate Broker, Houlihan Lawrence