137 Leetes Island Road Branford, CT 06405
Listing Courtesy of:SMART MLS / Page Taft Madison Office / John Campbell
  137 Leetes Island Road Branford, CT 06405
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Less than two miles outside of the artistic village of Stony Creek in Branford, Connecticut sits a true legend in the iconic “Lakso Farm” a.k.a. “The Old Stone Barn of Stony Creek”; a farm that has stood the test of time and graciously welcomed visitors to this quaint Shoreline Town, and The Thimble Islands, for almost a century. Frozen in time and weathered, the iconic farmhouse and old stone barn stand like beacons for those making their way back to the shoreline and The Thimble Islands after a long week in the city. The fabulous Leetes Island Road location, just off of Interstate 95 at Exit 56, still provides a perfect quick on and off for residents and visitors on their way home or to visit the scenic shoreline.
Plump strawberries, sweet corn, luscious tomatoes, peaches, pumpkins and a wide variety of delicious vegetables and fresh cut flowers made their way from the over 62 acres of pristine farmland to the little farm stand that still stands today. The composition of the rich fertile soil kissed by glacial rock minerals was long thought to be the secret behind the deliciousness of the fruits and vegetables. In fact, the land was bestowed the prestigious A.V.A. Designation; designating it as a Viticultural Area with soils second only to the Connecticut River Valley and perfectly suited for a Shoreline Vineyard.The farmhouse itself is rich in history; cared for almost two and one-half centuries by a Town Selectman, teachers and a pioneer of “moving pictures”.The farm, purchased in 1925 by a talented stone mason by trade and his wife, with a promise that as little as possible would change on the farm as long as the Lakso family owned it.Now, almost 100 years later, the promise was never broken and the farm remains delightfully frozen in time. Over the decades that followed “Lakso’s” would become a household name to residents of the seaside community of Stony Creek and a favorite of “brides-to–be” who longed to be photographed among the very blooms that would compose their wedding bouquets.
The “farm” is composed of four parcels totaling just under 63 acres. The largest of the four parcels is situated directly across from the farmhouse and stone barn, totals 34.3 acres, and annually hosted a magnificent crop of cheerfully bright sunflowers among other crops. The farm itself, on the opposite side of Leetes Island Road sits on 5.8 acres and embraces the farmhouse, stone barn, milk house, farmstand, and other structures. Almost 20 acres of spectacularly textured land is situated across Red Hill Road, while the remaining 3 acres is located two parcels down Leetes Island Road, closer to Stony Creek, awaiting its’ next caretaker. Taxes are actually $5,984 for the 4 properties.

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Lot Size
62.81 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
Antique, Colonial
New Haven County
Stony Creek
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathroom:1
Interior Features
  • None
Lot Information
  • Treed
  • Level Lot
  • Some Wetlands
  • Additional Land Avail.
  • May Be Subdividable
  • Farm Land
Property Features
  • Fireplace:0
  • Foundation:Stone
Heating and Cooling
  • Wood/Coal Stove
  • None
Basement Information
  • Concrete Floor
  • Unfinished
  • Full With Hatchway
Exterior Features
  • Clapboard
  • Roof:Asphalt Shingle
Utility Information
  • Sewer:Cesspool, Septic
  • Fuel:Wood
School Information
  • Elementary School:Mary R. Tisko
  • High School:Branford
  • Off Street Parking
  • Unpaved
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