This Branford Beach House Offers Big Charm in a Small Footprint
Greg and Rita Raucci had been looking for a coastal home for a long time, from Milford to Stonington. Then, one day in March 2018, Greg saw a 1920s cottage in a real estate flyer. It had been on the market for a while and the price had dropped. And although they had never heard of the Indian Neck section of Branford, they decided to google it and go check it out.
“We weren’t looking for a waterfront property, but we knew we wanted to be near the water,” says Rita, whose primary residence is in Fairfield County. “This cottage met our criteria, then some, sitting just one house from the beach. He also ticked other boxes — city water, city sewer, and a nearby marina for Greg’s boat. I don’t particularly like boating, but I wanted to be able to walk the shore.