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Welcome to The French Country Estate Known as "Duck Creek"
'Duck Creek" was originally built in 1943. Two wings were added in 1984 with a family room, home office in one and a breakfast room, pool/sunroom and lower level with bath, steam and sauna in the other. The winding drive brings you to this unique French Country estate complete with more than 13 acres of land. Once featured in '100 Most Beautiful Rooms in America' the house is a living museum. The parquet floor stretches from living room into library and comes from the Fontainebleau Hotel in Paris. the chestnut paneling is from the Bordeaux region in France. The formal dining room has Carrara marble floors from a prominent home on Fifth Avenue and the Corinthian pilasters are from Winterthur, a gift from the DuPont family. The main house was built with bricks and slate from the New London post office. There are 4 fireplaces. Upstairs you will find a bedroom suite with a sitting room, a Master suite with a fireplace and a third bedroom that was turned into a dressing room complete with soaking tub and walk-in closets. The antique guest house offers an additional bedroom, living room and full bath. The gardens are exquisite with a stone gazebo, fountain and pond. There is a 3 car detached garage. Although the property is private it is right in the Village of Old Lyme.