1736 – Harwinton, CT

Added to OHD on 3/22/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   24 Comments
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310 South Rd, Harwinton, CT 06791

  • $293,000
  • Sold for $288,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 1995 Sq Ft
  • 2.96 Ac.
Gorgeous property within easy commuting distance to Hartford! Bring your horses and enjoy your own equestrian piece of heaven. This classic lean-to saltbox, built over 250 years ago, has wide board floors and wood paneling in six of seven rooms. An efficient kitchen, half bath upstairs and full bath downstairs offers modern comforts, but also offers the charm of three fireplaces with granite hearths, 9 over 12 windows and exposed beams. This home has been lovingly maintained in its setting - 2.96 acres of fields enriched with apple trees, red raspberry patches and gardens. An evergreen border offers privacy to the north and east and the property abuts the state 2,222 acre Roraback Wildlife Management Area to the south. The grounds accommodate two horses, with a 24' x 32' pole barn that features two 12' x 12' stalls, a 12' x 24' run-in, a hayloft above and a 32' x 8' porch that faces the setting sun. A level, fenced-in riding ring about 65' x 165' offers a level grass surface. The main turnout field, about 200' x 192' is bounded by a three-board fence, red oak on pressured treated posts. An auxiliary paddock and a wide lane between the main field and the property line's stone walls offer additional places to ride. The owners, along with neighboring boarding stable clients, also ride in the Roraback area.
Contact Information
Eloise Gollenberg, BHGRE Bannon & Hebert
(203) 758-1300

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24 Comments on 1736 – Harwinton, CT

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  1. MW says: 927 comments

    Wow, hard to get any more Americana than that. Would seem to be almost like living in a Norman Rockwell painting. It is not even cleaned out and staged, yet it is still so homey and perfect looking. So perfect, there is even a unicorn in the barn!

  2. WhenIWinTheLottery says: 60 comments

    Those ceilings would make me feel like a giant and I’m only 5’3″ tall. That last picture scared me. This Southern California girl doesn’t like snow.

    • Tommy Q says: 452 comments

      Yeah, I was good to go until the last photo. Still and all, a lovely place. Low ceilings might give me claustrophobia though. I was born in that State — Bridgeport — and have longed to return but I think taxes are a bit stiff.

  3. JimHJimH says: 5528 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I think the equestrian fad in America is BS but this is a great property that hasn’t lost its ancient feel despite lots of renovation over the years. There’s no pretense of pristine authenticity; it’s just a nice Colonial home that is beautiful and comfortable in a desirable area.

  4. Jennifer HT says: 737 comments

    That under cabinet fridge can’t be the only cold food storage? Rustic for sure.

    • Melissa says: 235 comments

      LOL, there’s probably a full size fridge in the garage or a breezeway. At first look, I thought it was another dishwasher..
      I keep looking at the pictures of this house thinking “this is some NYC person’s home that they bought for their antique collection!” Harwinton is lovely. North West Corner of CT near Litchfield/ Torrington/ Goshen.

      Oh my gosh! the Unicorn!!! hahahahahah

    • MW says: 927 comments

      If the owner is a man living by himself, an undercounter fridge could easily be plenty adequate. Trust me, I’ve proven it myself.

  5. cheryl plato says: 173 comments

    Amazing beautiful piece of American history. What a privlege to live in it.

  6. Kay says: 62 comments

    This house looks like something out of a storybook. What a history lessons to view this beautiful home. I love this website.

  7. SueSue says: 1107 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    This home is VERY reasonable for CT. Much less a home of this age that is so well in tact. A home like this just asks you to have elaborate holiday meals with all the family.

  8. Mona says: 19 comments

    WOW!! That kitchen/dining room with the table and chairs and fireplace, I could sure imagine having a dirt floor!! Looking at those photos is like going way back in time! It was like looking at pictures from an old book!!

  9. says: 28 comments

    Be still my being heart…I am once again madly in love…

  10. Laurie W. says: 1691 comments

    Aha! The unicorn! What an eye you have. This is a special house looking for a special buyer & would provide years of warm full memories. It’s a lot for a relatively low price in CT — but it is a unique place. I’d love to live there with my horses.

  11. Amie Back says: 41 comments

    I don’t know if this is allowed here but I’ll ask since y’all know so much about these things. When we build on our farm in a few years, I’d like something federal or Americana in this vein. I also loved the rustic house someone posted in the discussion thread in Mason Georgia. Are there sites worth spending time in which talk about how to do that well? I know there are many preservation and restoration sites but we’ll be starting from scratch.

    • Melissa says: 235 comments

      You could rebuild an antique home that has been dismantled and stored – there is such a company in NE Conn. that does this: William Gould, Llc in Pomfret. You could also just build new to look old with plans – there’s another company in CT that has great plans (and are builders) I can’t find their site right now, but they are in every old house magazine.
      Hope that helps!

  12. Marion says: 65 comments

    This would be my dream property, and I wouldn’t change a thing. I’d literally just bring my horses & hounds and move in! ??✌️

  13. Melody says: 499 comments

    The last picture is what would sell me on the place!! Dream view!!!!

    Not an era that I prefer, but this house has a very homey, lived in, well loved feel to it.

  14. MonicaG says: 155 comments

    I don’t know anything about Harwinton but Oh, my….hello dream house! Must have it and all the snow, too. ? Lust.

  15. Melody Koontz says: 43 comments

    The last photo is so beautiful…made me want it more. They use that fireplace for cooking…and I see it has a cover to put over it when fire is out. Wonder how tall the ceilings are?? My husband is 6’2

  16. Tommy Q says: 452 comments

    I think we had this house before. It’s terrific but that last picture makes me shiver. I was born in Bridgeport a long time ago and Connecticut has a very special place in my heart.

  17. Owner of 310 South says: 2 comments

    Hi, all. I’m the owner of this home. My husband and I have lived here for 18 years. He passed away last summer, and I’ve decided to move. I truly appreciate your compliments. We’ve loved it here. To answer some of your questions: The large refrigerator is in the mudroom. We moved it there because we wanted to reveal the king boards the fridge had been hiding in the kitchen. The ceiling heights vary, from a low of about 6’3″ at certain thresholds to 7′. All three fireplaces in the main stack have dampers, so, no, we don’t cover the openings. And that’s no unicorn (although we think he’s as beautiful as one). The horse in the barn is our 25-year-old Arabian. We designed the barn for him and his 26-year-old Shetland pony pal. (I know I’m going to miss my home, but I’m more worried about them—our little barn with run-in has suited them very well). Thanks again for your positive comments. It’s been our honor to act as stewards of this historic home.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I am so sorry about your husband. You both obviously loved your home as it shows greatly in the photographs the care you took to maintain the period look. I hope the next owners will love it as much as you did.

  18. Owner of 310 South says: 2 comments

    Thank you.

  19. StacyStacy says: 471 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    I know this is an old post, but how lucky you & you’re husband were to have lived here, & you kept it just amazing.. I hope the new owners love this place as much as you did.


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