Looking for something out of the ordinary?
(That’s why you come to House Crazy!)
How about this fun little place at Foxboro Point in Connecticut…
You might think that a lighthouse would grace the waterfront of the Connecticut River.
But it is this windmill that has been a local landmark since 1967.
This windmill house is really cool. But it is only 840 square feet (3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom) and it is priced at $1,850,000. I’m feeling a wee bit of a discrepancy.
But, it IS Connecticut, and it IS waterfront, and the lot is a good sized 1.16 acres. Plus, as my Realtor friends say, it is a “once in a lifetime opportunity!”
That it is.
So now you can own a very unique multi-level structure with great views of the river and surrounding landscape.
The house was remodeled in recent years by a local real estate developer.
It had fallen into a state of disrepair until it was rescued by Frank J. Sciame, Jr. whose work credits also include restoration of Katharine Hepburn’s residence, and work on the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
The interior was overhauled and the wraparound exterior deck was rebuilt.
The windmill house is staged in a cute nautical/beachy theme.
The windmill has three bedrooms, each on its own floor.
The upper level loft bedroom is accessible via this ladder:
The kiddos would have fun in this place!
There’s no denying that it is pricey…. but how many of your friends own a windmill house?
It’s 840 square feet of whimsy and novelty!
Fun fact: many believe that the windmill was invented in Holland, but actually, the earliest documentation of a windmill was in China in the year 1219 A.D.!