With record breaking speed voyages in the Atlantic and Pacific passages, hard-driving Capt. John E. "Kickin Jack" Williams was a nautical icon in the 1860's. His fame and fortune secure, he built the finest home on Captain's Row alongside the Mystic River. This extraordinary Italianate villa attracted admirers from miles around to gaze in awe at this splendid edifice, and it inspired many young men to embark upon a life at sea. Today this residence is a testament to the impeccable quality of its construction accomplished by shipwrights proud to be building for the revered Capt. Williams, and the attentive stewardship of previous owners to insure that it withstood the passage of time. This fascinating residence is steeped in maritime history and with its commanding view of the Mystic River and the Mystic Seaport Museum, it becomes an extension of Mystic's connection to the oceans of the world. The homes interior has everything one would expect of a residence of this caliber. All the rooms are gracious and well proportioned. The entry hall flows into the living room, dining room, sun room with access to patio/porch,kitchen with breakfast area, and a master bedroom suite and reading room/library. Topside are three bedrooms, family room and stairs to attic and captain's walk on roof. Full basement, garage,garden shed. Outstanding English Garden with flowerbeds, a variety of specimen shrubs and trees, and two lily and fish ponds connected by a cascading waterfall.
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