A 1740 Connecticut House With a Wall-Size Fireplace

A 1740 Connecticut House With a Wall-Size Fireplace

Photo: Courtesy of The Matthews Crew at William Raveis Authentic Estate

Pre-19th-century houses have a tendency to be constructed suitable up versus chaotic principal roads (for simplicity of entry in pre-car instances). Not this circa-1740 property, inquiring $750,000 in Litchfield, Connecticut, which sits comparatively significantly again from the (now peaceful) road on a 2.2-acre large amount with a huge entrance garden and a extended driveway off to the facet.

Some thing else strange for a dwelling this age: the two-bedroom, two-tub property will come completely current. The existing operator, a historical past-obsessed collector of Native American artifacts, acquired the spot in 2004 and promptly took it down to the studs. That indicates the dwelling has 21st-century siding, windows, insulation, electrical, and plumbing units, plus all stainless metal appliances. Another quietly modern day offering position of the house is a comparatively open up flooring program on the floor stage, primarily the kitchen area and eating region with vaulted ceilings.

Photograph: Courtesy of The Matthews Crew at William Raveis True Estate

For the most portion, nevertheless, the household even now appears to be extensively 1700s. There are broad-plank floors in every space and hand-hewn uncovered ceiling beams all all over the first floor. Gothic-model flush-mount ceiling lights abound, as do designed-in recessed shelves, and there’s a freestanding pedestal tub in the key rest room. And thanks to a rebuilt chimney, the authentic hearth wooden-burning hearth in the residing area — which can take up effectively an total wall — actually will work, which listing agent Stacey Matthews says is fairly exceptional for homes from this time period of time.

Matthews has been “inundated” with showings by now, even though future customers are not finding really the total picture at the moment. “Whoever buys this is likely to be quite amazed when they get in in the spring,” she claims. The proprietor is seemingly a “serious gardener,” and the meticulously cultivated grounds involve lots of types of heirloom roses, an arbor with Japanese wisteria, and espalier apple trees.

Photograph: Courtesy of The Matthews Staff at William Raveis Genuine Estate

Picture: Courtesy of The Matthews Group at William Raveis True Estate

Photo: Courtesy of The Matthews Workforce at William Raveis Genuine Estate

Image: Courtesy of The Matthews Group at William Raveis True Estate

Picture: Courtesy of The Matthews Workforce at William Raveis True Estate

Picture: Courtesy of The Matthews Group at William Raveis Actual Estate