c. 1760 – Woodstock, CT – $185,000

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Added to OHD on 8/10/18 - Last OHD Update: 8/10/18 - 15 Comments
1210 Route 169, Woodstock, CT 06281

Map: Street

Price

$185,000

Beds

4

Baths

1

SqFt

3070

Acres

2.54

Pristine 1760 Woodstock Antique Colonial Located on 2.54 acres with Muddy Brook running along side the property, this home has been turning local heads for years in curiosity Pristine and beautiful and standing tall, this proud home is a true antique aficionados dream: untouched, not botched up and with many of the original details and hardware With 3070 SF on two floors, 4 bedrooms and sporting 6 original fireplaces. Happily, past owners have done this home proud with new sills on the original house, new roof and the chimney rebuilt and sealed. Modern conveniences like central heating have never happened here and there is only one bath in the ell. If you have always wanted to create your own masterpiece this just might be the right canvas for you.
Contact Details
Stephanie Gosselin, Berkshire Hathaway
(860) 928-1995
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15 Comments on c. 1760 – Woodstock, CT – $185,000

  1. Zann says: 411 comments

    “untouched, not botched up” I love this realtor. I had a good laugh over that level of bluntness.

    This house reminds me of some of the homes-turned-into-museums we have where I live. You don’t realize how much most historical homes have been changed until you see one like this. It would be so much fun to restore! Especially if you had the time and funds to do it slowly and with care.

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  2. Dennis Liming says: 18 comments

    An historical masterpiece! That door hardware and that hand built foundation!!

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  3. Denise Casillas says: 2 comments

    Beautiful!

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  4. cheryl plato says: 162 comments

    don’t make fun of me if I’m wrong…… this wonderful home’s foundation is made of STACKED STONE? Amazing and beautiful regardless! And huuge! and the street view… the stone wall…… LOVE it.

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  5. Carol Deane says: 2 comments

    This house is everything that I ever wanted in a home. I wish that I had the money to do it justice.

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  6. Anita McKelvey says: 4 comments

    All the masonry elements of this house are pretty stellar. The stone walls in the fields, the stacked stone foundation and the rebuilt chimneys and fireplaces. The plaster ceilings need lots of work but the lath and plaster photo had me smiling.

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  7. SandyF says: 94 comments

    My husband lived not far from here and his home had a stacked fieldstone foundation and basement. There is an abundance of fieldstone in CT. Woodstock is one of the prettiest towns in CT. Besides a bit of probable lead paint, no problem! A lot of structure work-electrical, plumbing, stripping wood, and you have got yourself a gem. Looks great to me today after days of this Holy Fire burning not far from me. The skies are red, the air is smokey and the anxiety is running high. Beautiful.

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    • thekwkaren says: 1 comments
      OHD Supporter

      lakeside, CA

      You must live in southern California…hope you are safe from the burning…

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  8. r myers says: 9 comments

    I hope whoever restores this old lady will keep the historical elements but with updated wiring & plumbing

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  9. jimtownjimtown says: 79 comments

    I love all the time-worn finishes in this house. It’s lovely.

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  10. Les F. says: 43 comments

    Used to live in NE CT (on rt. 169) & was Regional Planning Agency chair.
    Note how the house does not face the road – the house was built before the road, so it faced south.
    Note the enclosed front entry porch – this is a common feature in NE CT, but nowhere else.
    Note how there are 6 windows on the 2nd floor front facade – very unusual, perhaps an addition on the west side.
    Note the steep pitch to the hipped roof – a feature of mid 18th century houses.
    Note how several windows in the 1st floor east room were changed to 2/2 sash – lucky it went no further.
    Note the use of strap hinges on interior panel doors – a very early feature.
    The intermingling of raised paneling and mantels with plaster above probably indicates an early 19th century remodel. It is worth checking to see if the plaster was laid on top of the original paneling (quite common. This can be done by looking at the backside of the wall – there is usually room between the stack & the wall of the room. Access can usually be gained by lifting an attic floor board.
    The fireplaces have all been rebuilt (an excellent job), indicated by intermingling of blackened bricks (bricks that were originally blackened inside the chimney flues). Hopefully they added dampers in the rebuild.
    The chimneys themselves appear to be unchanged, judging by their appearance in the attic.
    With two large chimneys there were usually 8 fireplaces, not 6. If you want to find out if there are two hidden fireplaces, then look down from the top of the stack and count flues (1 flue per fireplace).
    The flat stone is common in NE CT. It made building foundations and walls extremely simple.
    Note the opening into the chimney stack (there’s an old bottle in it) in the picture of the cellar that shows the wonderful stone basement steps. This is an extra draft that opened into the back of the kitchen fireplace – a feature unique to NE CT.
    The earliest chimney bases tended to be dry laid stone, as is the case here.
    Note that one of the paneled fireplaces has a bolection molding – a feature of pre-revolutionary houses.

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    • KimT says: 65 comments

      Would you know recent (c. 2007) old house doings for Ellington? Trying to find out what happened to a house there that was taken down (not sure whether moved or demolished). Thanks.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 174 comments
      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      Les,

      In the description it says six original fireplaces, but there ARE eight fireplaces. Perhaps the two bedroom fireplaces (with brick hearths) were added? Although what you say about four fireplaces per chimney certainly makes sense from a builder’s perspective.

      Or perhaps the realtor goofed?

      I do love a mystery, but I prefer them close enough to solve myself! And every Colonial I fall in love with (and this one is awesome) is way over there on the east coast!

  11. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 68 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1852 Brick Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    This is probably the most intact 18th century house I have seen on OHD. Truly amazing!
    Not my style, but I definitely found myself dreaming of how I would gently restore the rooms while keeping as much of the original detail insitu as possible. I can only hope the buyer has dreams of keeping the history intact as well.

    • Joseph says: 278 comments

      I believe this house is under a Historic New England stewardship program easement, so there will be restrictions and requirements. Although I suspect they will allow a heating system. Some of these old places never got modernized once the family “left the farm” and were kept on as summer places.

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