Waterfront Homes: Private Island in Norwalk, Conn.

Though it's only a five-minute boat ride from the mainland, this private island in Norwalk, Conn., feels serene and secluded. A newly renovated Tudor-style home, boat house, caretaker's cottage, swimming pool and two beaches allow for a fun, water-focused lifestyle.

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Halstead Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Luxury Home on the Long Island Sound

A five-minute boat ride and the Long Island Sound separate this island sanctuary in Norwalk, Conn. from the hustle and bustle of city living. A private launch from the mainland property makes accessing the compound completely easy.

Island Equipped With All the Amenities

This recently renovated, 6,000-square-foot home naturally features waterfront views from every room. The island also includes a boat house with a guest bedroom and game room, a tea house with a wrap-around porch, a caretaker's cottage and a maintenance shed -- in addition to two private beaches.

Protected Harbor With Sea Wall

Among the island's many notable features are a stone pier, protected harbor with a sea wall and a couple of sailboats. After a day on the water, nothing beats kicking back on the beach!

Sophisticated Tudor-Style Estate

With five bedrooms and four baths, this second home works well as a weekend getaway or a destination for large gatherings. Tall trees surround the Tudor-style exterior and further the sense of solitude.

Sitting Room Features Tufted Armchairs

A velvet sectional and two tufted armchairs give this sitting room a sophisticated touch. A round, glass-topped coffee table centers the space and keeps wine glasses within easy reach.

Downstairs Den With Stone Fireplace

Downstairs, two tufted velvet sofas complement the furniture in the sitting room and so make the home feel tied together. A large stone fireplace anchors the space and keeps the owners cozy year-round.

Stylish Formal Dining Space

For more special occasions like holidays and dinner parties, the owners can make use of this stylish and sophisticated dining room. Here, a long table comfortably seats twelve, while a cabinet and buffet make room for plates.

Open Kitchen With Metallic Touches

Broad windows, neutral finishes and stainless appliances make this contemporary kitchen feel open and inviting. Three metallic barstools wait at the island, where the owners can prep dinner or entertain friends at cocktail hour.

Warm, Wood-Infused Breakfast Nook

Wood paneling infuses the adjacent breakfast nook with warmth. Meanwhile, recessed lighting and sliding glass doors ensure that the room is as bright as possible.

Master Suite With Coastal Color Palette

White linens and navy-blue pillows fill the master bedroom with calming, coastal colors. Windows all around ensure that the owners are never from the ocean views, either.

Game Room for Large Gatherings

And when the owners need a break from the boat? They can retreat to their cool game room that's decked out with both a foosball table and a ping pong table. Bistro lights make a fun addition at night.

Ornamental Grasses Decorate Island

On especially pleasant days, the owners can follow the island's stone paths and explore the different corners of their property. Ornamental grasses along the way offer natural texture and greenery.

Stone Path to Boat House

A stone path winds up the hillside, leading guests to the boat house. At the top of the trail, visitors will enjoy panoramic views of the Long Island Sound.

Pier Includes Picture-Perfect Views

Standing at the far end of the pier treats guests to picture-perfect views of the structure's exterior. A sailboat sits in the water, ready to head for the horizon.

Pool Suspended Over Open Water

A 75-foot, competition-length pool is suspended over the water's edge, giving the illusion that the owners are swimming into the horizon. A travertine deck surrounds the feature and complements the property's various stone walkways.

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