1732 – Durham, CT

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Added to OHD on 7/30/16   -   Last OHD Update: 10/6/20   -   15 Comments

25 Talcott Ln, Durham, CT 06422

  • $182,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2052 Sq Ft
  • 2.21 Ac.
If you love what old homes have to offer then take a step back in time, with this classic circa 1732 "center chimney colonial" awaiting its next chapter in history. While this home retains many of its original features it evokes the spirit of yesteryear with original wide board floors, a fireplace in almost every room, dutch ovens and hearths, dual staircases, original hand forged hardware and 18th century built-ins and paneling in many rooms. At this price a new owner will be able to refresh and remodel to make this property the showplace it can be. Call for private showing and come see for yourself the opportunity to own a piece of history
Contact Information
Jennifer Devivo, Calcagni
(203) 265-1821

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15 Comments on 1732 – Durham, CT

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  1. Laurie W. says: 1684 comments

    I hope whoever buys this is gentle with it & does not over-restore. Durham is a lovely old Conn. town with its share of antiques like this.

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    • Steve M. says: 31 comments

      Brava, Laurie! This is one of the rare few that have come down seemingly with all major features–chimney, floors, walls, plaster–intact and it’s definitely pre-Revolutionary with ovens at the back of the firebox. None of its original fabric/features should be disturbed if work is done.

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  2. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 243 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Durham is a quintessential New England small town and one of my personal favorites. Great price for this home and the new owners will also be walking distance to the Durham Fair! Colonial isn’t my person favorite (gotta have porches) but I might just go check this one out.

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  3. Zoomy says: 537 comments

    Wish there were a photo of the kitchen and baths. Love this house just as it is. It looks so untouched.

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  4. MW says: 931 comments

    Kind of a shame that such a seemingly well preserved early part of our country’s history is only worth an asking price of $190K. How many houses from that period or earlier can there still be left in close to this kind of condition? I agree with Laurie W., hopefully whoever gets this house really treats it with the respect it deserves. This house is getting pretty close to 300yo at this point and somehow seems to have avoided being too butchered up so far.

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  5. Melissa says: 235 comments

    This seems horribly underpriced, however CT real estate is practically frozen and this is listed as a 2br, 1-1/2 bath home. Taxes aren’t bad for CT, either.
    Experience tells me that bedroom ceiling is peeling due to poor prep for a previous paint job and can be easily dealt with.
    I know a contractor in that area who is amazing with historical homes.

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  6. Mark says: 2 comments

    Been inside house ,definitely needs work .new kitchen ,baths .but overall great bones needs to be restored with a loving hand .

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  7. UncieWill says: 4 comments

    My kinda place. Simple and unpretentious. Love it

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  8. Jules says: 45 comments

    Precious. Love the bottle of lemon oil on the mantle.

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  9. Daystar says: 43 comments

    So, wonder about how much renovations would be. So long as nothing terribly huge popped up, like foundation work really hate foundation work, this might have to make my list of east coast homes to check out

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  10. GlenT says: 1 comments

    I would like to see more of the inside like the kitchen and also more of the outside. Also of interest would be the water supply, sewer, and heating and roof.

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  11. Kathy Olsen Palmer says: 1 comments

    I am from Durham, but now live in New Mexico. Every time I go home to visit my parents I dream over this house and park in front and imagine it as it is meant to be. This house deserves a friend! And yes, it is in the Historic District!

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  12. The current owner is restoring the house with due respect for it’s age. The kitchen, not shown in the pictures is a 1960’s addition on the back. Respectfully restored. The huge fireplace in the keeping room is used regularly. The wide plank flooring in the dining room were covered with narrow hardwood. The next restoration will be to remove said narrow boards and recover or replace the wide planking. The exterior has been painted similar to the previous with approval from the Historic Society. The yard has been cleared and the barn is being restored. The new owner is appreciative of the age of this home.

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