Gorgeous Lighthouse in New Haven Goes Up for Auction
Here's your chance to own something seriously out of the ordinary. Talk about cool places to live in Connecticut.
This story gives new meaning to Home Sweet Home!
Did you know there is a website dedicated to U.S. Government auctions? It's GSAauctions.gov and there is a boatload of stuff on it. One of those things is the Southwest Ledge Lighthouse in New Haven Harbor.
Yup, they are auctioning off a lighthouse that you can call home! The 45-foot lighthouse features a kitchen, parlor and sitting room on the first floor, with two bedrooms on the second floor. You can read all about the lighthouse and it's history on lighthousefriends.com. A statement on the LightHouseFriends website follows:
In May 2015, Southwest Ledge Lighthouse was declared excess to the needs of the United States Coast Guard and made available to eligible organizations under the provisions of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000. Qualified entities were given sixty days to submit a letter of interest and were required to obtain a lease/license for legal occupancy of the submerged land from the State of Connecticut. After no suitable organization was found, the General Services Administration initiated an online auction for the lighthouse on July 1, 2016.
According to newhavenregister.com, anyone who puts $10,000 down to enter the bidding will be able to be part of a boat trip to check out the lighthouse in August. The government is looking for an opening bid of $25,000 and so far there are no takers.
This could totally be your sweet new weekend vacation home. Invite me over for your first pot-luck dinner. I'll bring wine.