A 1912 Branford, Connecticut, Two-Story Home With Gardens and a Pool on a Private Island
(ABOVE) Just 85 miles from New York, New York, this home offers 360-degree water views. The concept of having a casual, unfussy, classic-style vacation cottage on my own 1.1-acre private island, accessible only by boat, but not too far from the mainland--and roomy enough for family and friends--is