Stonington - In what town officials believe is the second-highest price ever paid for a residential property here, a Wamphassuc Point property with two homes has been sold to a New York City couple for $4.4 million.
On. Oct. 1, Jane I. Schaefer of Stonington sold the waterfront property at 262 Wamphassuc Road to Samuel R. and Marybeth L. Chapin. The conveyance taxes alone amounted to more than $62,000.
One of the homes on the 3.5-acre property contains 11 rooms and the other, nine. There are also two docks on the property. The Chapins also own a 12-room home at 261 Wamphassuc Road appraised at $2.7 million.
The most expensive home sale here took place on June 9, 2011, when Christopher McLaughlin sold a waterfront home at 53 Church St. in the borough to Donald and Jean Wolf for $5,575,000. That house has been used for scenes in the movies "Mystic Pizza" and, more recently, in "Hope Springs," starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.