Italianate – Cornwall, CT

Added to OHD on 2/10/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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417 Sharon Goshen Tpke, Cornwall, CT 06796

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  • $239,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2500 Sq Ft
  • 0.71 Ac.
Investors take notice!!! This home is an Italianate style building built in the 1800's by CW Marsh for a local businessman, Stephen Foster. Foster brought the train into West Cornwall and changed the economic viability of the town. This home was partially destroyed by fire in 2008 . There is a two bedroom separate barn apartment on the property. This home is ready for renovation and development with it's mixed use zoning allowing the owner to possibly create an exceptional inn, restaurant or brew pub, retail, offices or keep the home as a two family, income producing property with additional income from the two bedroom barn apartment. This house is being sold as is. Bring all offers!
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David Hurlburt, Bain Real Estate
(860) 364-4646 / (855) 254-0675
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13 Comments on Italianate – Cornwall, CT

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  1. Mark Wood says: 53 comments


  2. CarolynCarolyn says: 302 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    O…..M…..G!!!!!!!!!!!! Best house EVER! I am so in love I think my heart stopped for a second. That staircase, those mantels, the setting. I so wish I lived in CT.

  3. SeanSean says: 158 comments
    1928 Spanish Revival
    Long Beach, CA

    Whoa… what a beauty. The exterior almost looks like this would have been an old inn of some kind… with that huge porch stretching along the road.
    And the interior is wonderful. Lots of paint scraping to do! LOL!
    I like the hints of pre-1800’s architecture too (tho I know this doesn’t date back that far), the rough stone foundation, the monster brick fireplace in the kitchen… very evocative and drives home that you’re in Connecticut.
    This would take an investment to fix up, even if it was just the house; but with the little cottage in back and the barn… there’s a lot of house needing love there!

  4. TGrantTGrant says: 932 comments
    OHD Supporter

    New Orleans, LA

    It’s a project all right but what a charming little village. Right on the Housatonic and only a block from the covered bridge.

  5. David Browning says: 4 comments

    I love this architecture. The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was ‘Turn of the century, mid-west train depot’. (Think Disneyland Main Street station). Then, when I read that the original owner brought the train to town, I knew where his inspiration must’ve come from. Very cool!`

  6. Rachel says: 2 comments

    In love!! Stunning

  7. Margaret Kuberka says: 60 comments

    Sean that’s not a cottage but a former carriage barn. That much moisture inside means a long term roof problem and much more than paint scraping will be needed. Perhaps this house was built on to a much older structure which would explain the 1700’s fireplace and oven. Kudos to the folks who took this on and did at least the exterior.

  8. Les Fossel says: 80 comments

    The kitchen fireplace dates to 1825, or perhaps a little later.
    The bake oven appears to be intact & usable.
    The fireplace itself appears not to draw well, which is probably a retrofitted commercial damper too small for the opening.
    To draw well a damper would need to be specially built to match the opening.
    Les Fossel

  9. JimHJimH says: 5241 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Newly listed on the NRHP, the house was remodeled from an older house in 1858 by merchant Stephen Foster (1811-1863). The Pratt & Foster store survives adjacent to the rail line to the left of the house. Besides selling groceries and dry goods, the business dealt in lumber, grain and feed.

  10. Julie says: 30 comments

    I’m in love with the main staircase!

  11. Julie says: 36 comments

    Paint peeling like that can come from not heating a place also.


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