1824 – Stratford, CT

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Added to OHD on 2/27/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   12 Comments

2149 Elm St, Stratford, CT 06615

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  • $289,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2856 Sq Ft
  • 0.4 Ac.
Welcome to the Old Governor Plant House. David Plant Esq. built this Greek revival home as similar homes were being built to reinforce the nation's aspirations to emulate ancient Greek democracies. Plant's political career spanned local government as Stratford's first Probate Judge, state government as a legislator, speaker of the house, lieutenant governor and federal government as a U.S. congressman. His daughter married Captain John Sterling and their son John became the lawyer for many of the Gilded Age barons including John D. Rockefeller. These relationships allowed John to amass a considerable fortune he then left to Yale making possible its law building, chemistry lab, science buildings, medical building and main library. He build Sterling House,which now serves as a community center, for his mother and sister, . The last Plant to reside in the home was Susan Plant Bunnell, widow of Dr. Frank Scott Bunnell, an educator who served as chairman of the Board of Education. This exquisite historic home pays homage to the lineage that resided within its walls. A welcoming foyer with curved balustrade, arched doorways and french doors to the screened porch invite all those in to experience gracious living from an era almost lost. The main level affords a great flow for entertaining and the upper level ample room for family and guests. Situated at the foot of Academy Hill and in the heart of the historic district, this home is waiting to inspire its next owner.
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Deborah Loban, William Raveis Real Estate
(203) 377-4366
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12 Comments on 1824 – Stratford, CT

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12511 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks CharlesB for sharing.

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Not usually my favorite style but this is gorgeous!

  3. Elizabeth Owen says: 14 comments

    It’s truly gorgeous, but I don’t understand the kitchen design. No room for a regular refrigerator, it seems? All the other rooms seem so spacious.

  4. ErnieErnie says: 325 comments

    Pics 10 & 11 show what would be my favorite room. I guess that odd mini fridge in the kitchen is because there was no full sized fridge in there? It’s odd how it sticks out & all I can think is that it would be a pain & get in the way of the louvered doors or it would be a horrible toe catcher for me & I would have to wear steel toed boots to keep from ramming my toes into it every time I went over there. Haha!

  5. Connie Murray says: 110 comments

    Classy! Although the kitchen needs help.

  6. Colleen J says: 1040 comments

    From the description to the pictures I pictured it differently. Nice history rich home!

  7. CharlesB says: 479 comments

    There’s a house in the next town over (Bridgeport) built at about the same time (1826) with the exact leaded-glass top- and side-lights at the front entry, similar arch under the main stair, mantelpieces, and floorplan. It must have had the same builder, as it’s essentially the identical house with the roof turned sideways:


  8. Karen says: 1222 comments

    Ok, I had something written, but I think it disappeared into the ether. Sorry if this is a repeat!
    I would like to see at least a half bath downstairs. A house this big really out to have more baths. And, maybe a wall could be moved to expand the kitchen? I really don’t like this kitchen having that dorm room fridge.

    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      The half-bath isn’t labeled on the floor plan but it is there, just outside the kitchen/breakfast room area.

  9. Kara-Lynn Flockhart says: 1 comments

    Was able to see this house in person during the open house. It is beautiful. And so many nooks and crannies! Yes, the kitchen would need to be redone. The downstairs does have a cute half bath. I LOVED the history of the house. I’m anxious to know what the room in the attic was for? Or maybe not.


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