A Branford, CT Beach House Designed to Weather Storms Seeks $2.7M

Along Sunset Beach Road in Branford, there’s a cedar-shake shingle-style home that was built in 2014 to FEMA standards, starting with elevated concrete-and-steel pilings, hurricane-proof windows and a rebuilt sea wall. With huge storms and hurricanes becoming more frequent in Connecticut, this home’s thoughtful construction can help a new owner feel prepared for the best and the worst of living by the water.

Most of the time, however, it will be all about the peaceful scenery. The property also offers office space, in the form of a detached studio and top-floor multipurpose space. The 3,134-square-foot main house opens onto a dramatic staircase and front-to-back views onto Long Island Sound; it also has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Best of all, there are 60 feet of private sandy beach.

This waterfront haven is listed for $2.698 million with Tony Nuzzo of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.