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A private island off the coast of Connecticut that hosted parties atteded by Marilyn Monroe and Barbra Streisand has hit the market for $8.7million. The 2.7-acre Tavern Island in Norwalk, Connecticut, which was first inhabited by European settlers in 1651 ...


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By Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline Published: 09:00 EST, 11 December 2017 | Updated: 20:14 EST, 11 December 2017 e-mail var twitterVia = 'MailOnline'; DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('shareLinkTop', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '5167367', 'title': 'Connecticut private island goes on sale for $8.7million', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5167367/Connecticut-private-island-goes-sale-8-7million.html', 'eTwitterStatus': ' http://dailym.ai/2nTgCim via @' + twitterVia, 'articleChannelFollowButton': 'MailOnline', 'isChannel': false, 'hideEmail': true, 'placement': 'top', 'anchor': 'tl'}); }); 220 shares 93 View comments DM.later('bundle', function(){ DMS.Article.init('top'); }); A private island off the coast of Connecticut that hosted parties atteded by Marilyn Monroe and Barbra Streisand has hit the market for $8.7million.The 2.7-acre Tavern Island in Norwalk, Connecticut, which was first inhabited by European settlers in 1651, is just an hour from New York City.Just a five-minute boat ride from the mainland, the showpiece of the property is the 6,000-square-foot stone manor, which is accompanied by a one-bedroom boat house; a tea house; a two-bedroom caretaker's cottage; and a maintenance shed The 2.7-acre, private  Tavern Island off of the coast of  Norwalk, Connecticut, has hit the real estate market for $8.7million Just a five-minute boat ride from the mainland, the property features a main house, as well as a a one-bedroom boat house; a tea house; a two-bedroom caretaker's cottage; and a maintenance shed The 6,000-square-foot stone manor, however is the island's main attractionIt wasn't built until the 1930s, when screenwriter Lillian Hellman lived on the property There are two private beaches on the private island, where residents can bring sailboats ashore when they're not in use  The property, which aslo has a 75-foot-long swimming pool was first listed around 2012 for an asking price of $12.9million, but the price has since decreased to $8.7millionThe main home's three stories hold six luxurious bedrooms, two offices, a gym and a steam roomThere is a stone fireplace and a cutting-edge kitchen on the ground floor. As well as the island, the property comes with 0.51 acres of mainland space, which features a pier and apartment, listing agent Nancy Dauk said.The property also boasts two private beaches and a 75-foot-long swimming pool.It was first listed around 2012 for an asking price of $12.9million, but the price has since decreased to $8.7million.Despite the island being inhabited since the 1600s, the main home wasn't built until the 1930s, when it housed screenwriter Lillian Hellman.During the 1960s, Billie Rose, a Broadway lyricist, moved into the property, hosting parties that saw the likes of Monroe and Streisand attend.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Handy pit stop: Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton buys £18m... 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Share this article Share DM.later('bundle', function(){ if (DM.Rotator) { new DM.Rotator('p-28', { pageSize: 1, pageCount: 1.0, activeClass: 'active', rotate: false }); } $('#p-28 .share').on('click', function() { DMS.Facebook.postToFB('related'); }); }); The Tavern Island (its main home pictured above), which was first inhabited by European settlers in 1651, is just an hour from New York City Despite the main home being nearly 100 years old, the stone manor's interior appears to be completely renovated, with stylish appliances In a living room in the house, a massive fireplace takes up almost an entire wall of the space, while wood-adorned walls fill the rest of the room During the 1960s, Billie Rose, a Broadway lyricist, moved into the property, hosting parties that saw the likes of Monroe and Streisand attend From a bedroom of the home, residents are able to have a stunning view of the waterThe property is just a boat ride away from the main landRose, who penned classic songs including It's Only a Paper Moon, used to hold glamorous soirees there. Today, Dauk said, the home would make for the perfect second home, about an hour from New York City.Though the home has all the amenties for modern living, like running water, heating, electricity, internet and phone service, residents still feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.Dauk, of Halstead Connecticut LLC, said: 'The biggest surprise is when you step of the boat - you feel totally disconnected from the worldYou feel like you are escaping from the pace of today's living.'It's not island living and roughing it; you have all the amenities you needThis is easy living, even in the winter.'Sandy Falconer, a previous owner, spoke about the property to the New York Times in 1982. She told the newspaper: 'Being out at sea away from the mainland seems to magnify everything - the changing of the seasons, the drama of the weather, the wildlife and even the colors.'  The island sits between the mainland of Norwalk, Connecticut, and two other, much larger, islands, Sheffield Island and Shea Island From the island, residents can view the stunning changes of the seasons in Connecticut, as leaves change color and the weather gets colder Today, Dauk said, the home, which also has a mainland property (pictured), would make for the perfect second home, about an hour from New York City Though the home has all the amenties for modern living, like running water, heating, electricity, internet and phone service, residents still feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city Dauk, of Halstead Connecticut LLC, said of the island: 'The biggest surprise is when you step of the boat - you feel totally disconnected from the worldYou feel like you are escaping from the pace of today's living' adverts.addToArray({"pos":"inread_player"}) Share or comment on this article e-mail 220 shares I like it because no more pathetic neighbors. by GStringRepairMan 190 var twitterVia = 'MailOnline'; DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('shareLinkBottom', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '5167367', 'title': 'Connecticut private island goes on sale for $8.7million', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5167367/Connecticut-private-island-goes-sale-8-7million.html', 'eTwitterStatus': ' http://dailym.ai/2nTgCim via @' + twitterVia, 'articleChannelFollowButton': 'MailOnline', 'placement': 'bottom', 'anchor': 'tl' ,'hideEmail' :true }); }); DM.later('bundle', function(){ DMS.Article.init('bottom'); }); DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('socialLinks', 'SCExternalLinks', { value: 'share 5167367' }); }); window.articleShortUrl = 'http://dailym.ai/2nTgCim'; window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'autosized-generated-text-under-1r-us', container: 'taboola-below-main-column', placement: 'extraWide' }); _taboola.push({flush:true}); Most watched News videos Shocking footage of woman threatening to kill everyone on plane Heartwarming moment girl helps fellow runner after she collapsed Homeowner's exploding package stops thieves over the years Terrifying moment bride is bitten by shark during honeymoon swim Monster great white shark seen lurking just 50 metres off beach Dad arrested after kicking toddler son on pavement Bullied boy speaks out after students pick on him in school Justin Bieber sends support to bullied Tennessee boy Keaton MMA fighter posts video calling out mother of Keaton Jones Shocking moment Chinese daredevil falls to death from skyscraper 'Moment pipe bomb malfunctions': CCTV shows moment of explosion Cops run through Port Authority after 'pipe bomb explodes' window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-n', container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails-2nd', placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails 2nd', target_type: 'mix' }); They've got a lot of baubles! 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