c. 1752 – Durham, CT – $334,900

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Added to OHD on 2/7/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/7/19   -   8 Comments
127 Main St, Durham, CT 06422

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Welcome to General Wadsworth Cottage circa 1752 boasting over 3200 SF located on historic Main St. and nestled on a 1.2 acre lightly wooded lot with exterior stone fireplace and walls. Many original features remain in this home that include 12/12 windows, ornate door hardware, built in corner cabinets, wide board flooring, exposed beams, hand wrought nails used to fasten siding plus so much more. Sunken family room with pellet stove opens up to sundrenched kitchen that overlooks the private backyard. Front and rear staircases, parlor (originally called the keeping room) features original fireplace with elaborate wood paneled wall. Slider in kitchen opens up to spacious bluestone patio. Additional bonus features renovated studio apartment with loft and separate entrance; great for generating extra income or use as an in-law. Too many features to list; this is a must see property!
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Debbie Bowles, William Raveis Real Estate
(860) 344-1658
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8 Comments on c. 1752 – Durham, CT – $334,900

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  1. MonChiChiPox says: 228 comments

    I love these colonial era houses. Again though, being Gigantor, I couldn’t live in one. I always like to guess the state or region the house is in. My batting average is pretty good but I never fail on a Connecticut house.

  2. ddbacker says: 368 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    I’ve seen lots of additions to early colonials on this site, good and bad. I really like what the realtor describes as the sunken family room because it is kind of removed from the rest of the house. I think it would be great fun to own one of these relics, but wonder if it would be nice once in a while to hang out in space that is not quite so museum-y. This one fits that bill quite nicely.

  3. Joe says: 577 comments

    The plan is really helpful, although it took me a while to figure out that the room labeled “Parlor” is what I would call the entry hall. I find a room that is less than 12′ wide too narrow to furnish as a living area, but this parlor makes an incredibly inviting entrance to the rest of the house.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 736 comments

      It is the parlor in pic #8, it doesn’t look too narrow. The first foyer pic (w/red door) is in fact the one near the garage ell, because it goes to the dining-room.

  4. StevenF says: 657 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    When reviewing the floor plan, I can’t figure out how one goes from the kitchen to the dining room.

    • Hazel Hayes says: 30 comments

      Yes, thought the same myself about that floor plan. Looks like in-one- door-and-out-the-other; through the garage.

      Interesting place though a bit of a hodgepodge; might just be a good place for someone with a yen to run a historic bed & breakfast. Easy way to keep guests out of the kitchen.

    • Kay says: 5 comments

      I think the little kitchen belongs to the in-law apartment, while the dining room belongs to the main house. I don’t know who would want to live in that tiny space with a ladder leading to the loft where one, presumably, sleeps. But the rest of the house is lovely.

  5. AmerikiwiAmerikiwi says: 134 comments

    I really like it when they leave the wood unpainted. Overall it is a nice house in a good setting.


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