1783 Georgian – Canterbury, CT – $168,500

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Added to OHD on 4/29/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/17/19   -   21 Comments
437 N Canterbury Rd, Canterbury, CT 06331

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  • $168,500
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3644 Sq Ft
  • 12.6 Ac.
Country living at it's best!!Take a step back in time in to the year of 1783!! This colonial style home has a lot to offer. Featuring four bedrooms 2 bathrooms and 3644 square feet of living space, six fire places and 12.6 acres of land. The Interior of this home is just waiting for your finishing details and imagination.Call today for a showing.
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David A Izzo, Aspen Realty Group
(860) 337-0011
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21 Comments on 1783 Georgian – Canterbury, CT – $168,500

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Although I LOVE 2/2 windows just thinking of how fabulous this would be with appropriate period style windows. The interior hall I could see in a green shade and of course I must have a blue painted room. The barns are fabulous although it looks like much of the property is wooded but it sits on a nice lot. I hope this is an OHD’ers future home. 🙂

    PS, YES! Homes of this era were usually painted on the inside although in colorful colors rather than just white.

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    • JimHJimH says: 4204 comments
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      For sure the earlier windows are best, but the choice between authentic Victorian era windows vs. modern reproductions of the originals would be a tough call to make, with a lot of factors: look, cost, condition etc. Standard catalog-grade windows like Andersen or Pella are OK – I’d rather work with these. Agree on the paint; it doesn’t have to be bland.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        I kind of thought the same but was looking at some original windows on the same era home and think it would give it that oomph (brain malfunction, I cannot think of the word I’d like to say) I feel it loses without the multi-pane windows.

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        • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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          1901 Folk Victorian
          Chestatee, GA

          Adding, the windows would find an appropriate home or else be used elsewhere on the property (closed gazebo, greenhouse out back or sunroom, something fun…can I say that? lol)

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          • AvatarCarebear says: 625 comments
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            I’d see if I could use that white paint as primer😆. I’d come nsult some history books, to see which interior colors would be appropriate, but since I seem lately to be in a red period, I’d see if any shades of red would’ve been used back in the day. The windows, a cheap fix would be to get some grids, which I’m sure are available somewhere online, so that they’d appear to be original 6 over 6’s ( or whatever windows were in vogue when this house was built. There needs to be a claw foot tub, just because I like them. I wonder what kind of shape the outside is in, under the paint. Would this house’s clapboards been allowed to weather? Or would they have been always painted? I suppose that would have been a sign of wealth. I’d also love a big wooded plot of land like this to wander around on!

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    • AvatarJoe says: 635 comments
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      1820 Federal
      Baltimore, MD

      For the purists, can can have samples tested to match the original colors. I would prefer to choose my own interior colors if the original didn’t appeal to me, but the exterior would be a different matter.

  2. AvatarLeah S says: 56 comments
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    1870 Vernacular Greek Rev
    TX

    This place is sweet. For this price – a spacious early home with six fireplaces, 12 acres, big red barn, and those lovely New England stone walls! Yes, Kelly, I think your paint colors sound perfect. I agree – all it needs is period correct windows. If I lived in this area, I’d be all over this!

    In looking at the aerial, I noticed the nearby cemetery on Kerr Rd. It’s identified as Hyde Cemetery on Find A Grave. I looked at some of the burials there out of curiosity and wondered if any of the people buried there once lived in this home.

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  3. AvatarLaurie W. says: 1605 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!
    NC

    Cool thought about the graveyard, Leah. I wish I could reach for the old checkbook & restore that pretty woodwork throughout. And, groan, the barn!

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  4. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 464 comments
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    1980 board & batten modern

    What a nice honest house. I agree about the windows as the 2 over 2 take away some of the expected structure. Because of how untouched the rooms are, other than new? Floors in some rooms, I really want to see the kitchen and if luck would have it, the pantry…swoon!. I could see picking out some traditional paints for the rooms. I like when the window surounds, paneling and other structural elements get the paint. The stone walls are ample and what it would be to work on the grounds. Smile

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  5. AvatarLadyTexas says: 145 comments
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    I think I missed the kitchen. Or is the kitchen missing?

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  6. AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    I agree with previous comments……nice straightforward early house, and I too would replace the the 2/2 windows with at least 9/9 wooden reproductions. This change alone would restore this house to its rightful presence big time. And oh what fun to choose lovely colonial colors for all the millwork….there is some quite nice paneling in this house. It looks to me as though someone had vision and began, but just got tired (or simply ran out of funds). Hopefully someone will pick up that (and all of ours) vision….!!

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  7. AvatarSandy B says: 451 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    I’d Also want to get my hands on it before any more sanding away the patina on those great floors is done…..hate when that happens……!

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  8. AvatarLesFossel says: 88 comments
    1815 Cape

    When I left Canterbury in 1981, the original 12/12 windows were stored in the barn.
    The house then had something like 300 acres and was owned by the last of the line who wanted it to return to the soil.
    She lived with another old family in town who eventually inherited it, broke up the land & did some repairs/renovations.
    There actually are 8 fireplaces, I believe
    I’m surprised the barns are still standing.
    Heat rises. In an uninsulated building, the 1st place to insulate is in the attic.
    The most reasonable way to deal with windows is to keep the original windows but add exterior storms (to protect the window sills from rot & interior storms. Historically modern replacement windows fail before the promised energy cost savings are achieved. Insulation can be blown in the walls, but use fiberglas Cellulose tends to hold moisture that causes mold & rot.
    It remains one of the best unrestored houses in New England. Long ago I tried to buy it.
    I can provide much more information, is someone is interested.
    Les Fossel

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    • AvatarLeah S says: 56 comments
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      1870 Vernacular Greek Rev
      TX

      Thanks for putting to words some of what I was thinking, Les. About the windows, I mean. I so appreciate your knowledge on windows and the importance of keeping originals. When I restored my old farmhouse, I was determined to keep the originals, despite “push back” from contractors, friends, etc. I had to search to find a contractor who understood old houses, and shared my thoughts on the windows.

      I wonder if the original windows of this house are still in the barn? I sure hope so, and that an OHD’er buys this house! I wish it could be me. I’m open to moving to another state for the perfect home, but I’m afraid CT is a little too far for this southern girl. But so tempting!!

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  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Oops, sorry I let through a comment doing the armchair thing that I don’t allow, sorry folks. If you replied to him that is why your comment didn’t show up, comment replies to a deleted comment disappear too.

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  10. AvatarKateSheldon says: 26 comments
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    1947 N Hollywood, CA

    Kelly, What does armchair mean?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 709 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Armchair inspectors. Where someone will decide what it needs from the comfort of their chair rather than seeing it in person.

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