c. 1700 – Willington, CT

Added to OHD on 9/30/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   20 Comments
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7 Glass Factory Rd, Willington, CT 06279

  • $239,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1674 Sq Ft
  • 2.58 Ac.
Circa 1700 Colonial, showcased in Architectural Digest relocated from original location in Columbia and reconstructed on new concrete foundation in 1980 in Willington. Every detail was preserved including the quartered oak clapboards and hand wrought nails, hand split cedar shingles, mortise and tenon joints. Purists will appreciate the origional detail throughout, including custom hand made windows, door hardware, ceiling beams, lighting, insulated plaster walls, builtins, many salvage components such as the 18th century staircase and wide board floors. Every board shows its age and history! A massive stone center chimney fireplace includes a beehive oven in the Keeping Room. The walkout lower level offers heated space and utility area and is currently actively used for antique sales. A detached barn with electricity offers business or workshop possibilities! This flowering lot features a scenic setting for nature lovers, healthy Mountain Laurel, evergreen and hardwood trees. Extensive stonework walkways and patio grace the exterior space. An unusual opportunity to live in a country home much like our pioneers before us, with more modern amenities!
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Steve & Debbie Temple, Re/Max Edge,
(860) 659-3343

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20 Comments on c. 1700 – Willington, CT

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  1. Laurie W. says: 1704 comments

    Beautiful beautiful old wood that’s seen so much. What an amazing job of moving it!

  2. Annabelle says: 112 comments

    Ok, I’m ready to take my lumps – but, I would put some kind of covering/roof over the front door. For rain purposes. Oh, what is that dowel thing mounted by the door?

  3. Marcia AmesMarcia Ames says: 23 comments
    OHD Supporter

    It looks to me to be something to hang on to as you step up to the door (since there isn’t a railing)

  4. Marcia AmesMarcia Ames says: 23 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Beautiful home. I wish we could see more of the inside…….

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  5. kmmoorekmmoore says: 418 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    Is it connected to a bank barn? It’s really lovely.

  6. abevy says: 307 comments

    I believe it might be a support for someone to hang on to going in or grab for coming out. This is beautiful although the stair rail is disappointing. Yard is beautiful. Wish we could have seen more pictures inside. Well done!

  7. DianeEG says: 561 comments

    Lots of pictures of the current commercial space but wonder why they didn’t show more of the original home’s rooms? Almost feels like a web page for the antique shop, featuring things for sale, rather than an effort to sell this old girl.

  8. Sandy Burke says: 832 comments

    Non of these very early houses had front porches. To add one to this pristine architectural gem would be sad. I am presuming the family would use the entrance in the ell where the kitchen is probably located. It is an extremely well done relocation..love it!

  9. JB says: 95 comments

    Beautiful home and property although more interior pictures completed by the realtor would’ve been appreciated. Although a front porch may have been rare in the building of this home, I would imagine something needs to be done to save what’s remaining of the bottom half of the front door and step area before dry rot takes it away.

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    • gordon r says: 76 comments

      where is the door with the dowel located? the two doors shown on the front and the one side of the “L” do not have a door knocker and only one is painted red (top to bottom).

    • JullesJulles says: 526 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Please, no porch on the front. Front doors like that need to be kept painted or oiled (boiled linseed oil) to protect it from the weather. You can tell it had some paint on it before and they have also repaired the bottom of the door jambs already. The owners like the weathered patina enough that they would rather repair than paint. This is a beautiful gem and a piece of history. I hope no one makes changes to it. There can’t be that many original American Colonials left from this time period. We need to keep it unchanged as possible because once someone has made “just a few updates”. It is very hard to put back the original details.

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  10. BungalowGirl says: 129 comments

    I really like this one, though it looks more like a an ad for an antique store than an ad to sell the house. A good photographer could do wonderful things for this house. I really like what little I can see, though.

  11. Nancy says: 170 comments

    I also would have liked to see more interior pictures. While I do not want to live like a pioneer lol, I applaud those that do and hope this rare Colonial home is kept in as pristine condition as possible.

  12. ELISA Y says: 25 comments

    LOVE, LOVE! Would like to see pics of the upstairs but the pics already posted make my heart swoon! If I wasn’t headed to Gettysburg I surely would consider a move north.

  13. Tommy G says: 40 comments

    It lost a lot just by being moved out of its historic context. I would repair the front door and paint it barn red like it probably was originally.

  14. Sandy Burke says: 832 comments

    Certainly the move did prevent a National Register Nomination, but who knows what fate was in store if not relocated. I agree about the door….. no porch please! Just keep it treated and repaired. If it deteriorates too badly, have a replica made and store the original in a dry place on the property.

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  15. Tommy G says: 40 comments

    Epoxy for cracks and a moderate sanding should give the paint good adhesion. Red oxide paint was common around that time. I like the idea of a storm door too, if available in a sympathetic style.

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