Islands For Sale! Islands For Sale! Calling All Rich Guys, There Are Islands For Sale!
Jepsen Island in the Long Island Sound is up for sale.
Private planes, helicopters and fancy cars are nice, and all, but nothing quite says "fuck you, I'm rich" like your own private island -- which could be yours...assuming you have several million dollars in your island fund.
Two private islands in the Long Island Sound are up for grabs after the widow of a "party goods magnate" -- who "collects" islands -- has put them up for sale.
Christine Svenningsen bought 10 of the Thimble Islands, off the coast of Branford, Connecticut, for more than $30 million. She has now decided to part with two pieces of her collection.
For the bargain price of $2 million, the Jepsen Island comes complete with a little more than a quarter-of-an-acre of land and an 1,100-square-foot house with a wraparound deck. The other Island, Belden Island, is just over an acre and has a 2,100-square-foot Colonial home. It also has clam beds. That Island is going for $4 million.
For a mere $4 million, Belden Island could be yours.
Svenningsen and her husband bought a few of the islands in the 1970s -- but here's where things get pretty douchey...
After the death of her husband in 1997, Svenningsen started buying even more islands -- she was "collecting" them -- until she ultimately owned 10.
"They're like little pieces of art. I get to put my brush to them," Svenningsen said in 2006.
It's rumored that she then said "but daddy, I want an oompa-loompa now!" but we were unable to independently confirm those rumors.
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