45 Forest Drive, Salem, Connecticut


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About 45 Forest Drive

Embark on a journey of unrivaled luxury. Nestled on the shores of Gardner Lake, this grand lakefront estate is a masterpiece of elegance and tranquility. Once the site of a historic boy scout camp. Every corner of this 32-acre landscaped sanctuary with 1000' of direct waterfront is infused with legacy and timeless charm. Enjoy your own private sandy beach, dock and indulge in the serenity of arboretum-quality gardens. The main house, a modern Adirondack lodge exudes opulence and comfort, offering an array of amenities from an indoor saltwater pool, sauna and a fully equipped commercial kitchen along with a movie theater, billiard room, wine seller and game room with kitchen, refreshment bar and a second inscribed fireplace! The property also features two separate self sustaining guest cottages. Cottage 1 contains 1,300 square feet with 2 Bedrooms and 1 Full Bath. Cottage 2 contains 1,056 square feet with 3 bedrooms 2 Full Baths. With conceptual plans for additional homes, this estate promises to be more than just a residence - it's an investment in luxury living and endless possibilities.

Features of 45 Forest Drive

MLS® # 24019756
Price $6,000,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3/2
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 2
Square Footage 16,072
Acres 31.42
Year Built 2007
Type Single Family For Sale
Style Chateau, Chalet
Status Active

Community Information

Address 45 Forest Drive
Area Gardner Lake
City Salem
County New London
State Connecticut
Zip Code 06420


Features Generator, Programmable Thermostat, Thermopane Windows
Parking Under House Garage
Garage Spaces 3
Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Lake, Walk to Water, Beach, Dock or Mooring, Beach Rights, View, Access
Has Pool Yes
Pool Gunite, Heated, Salt Water, Indoor Pool


Interior Features Audio System, Auto Garage Door Opener, Elevator, Open Floor Plan, Sauna, Security System
Appliances Gas Cooktop, Wall Oven, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Subzero, Icemaker, Dishwasher, Instant Hot Water Tap, Washer, Dryer, Wine Chiller
Heating Hydro Air, Radiant, Zoned, Propane
Cooling Ceiling Fans, Central Air, Zoned
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 4


Exterior Clapboard
Exterior Features Balcony, Underground Utilities, Wrap Around Deck, Deck, Garden Area, Lighting, French Doors, Underground Sprinkler
Lot Description Some Wetlands, Treed, Level Lot, Sloping Lot, Professionally Landscaped, Water View
Roof Shake
Foundation Concrete

School Information

Elementary Salem
High Per Board of Ed

Additional Information

Date Listed May 25th, 2024
Days on Market 55
Zoning RUA
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeWilliam Pitt Sotheby's Int'l

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