496 Town Street, East Haddam, CT 06423 (MLS # 170049067)

Price $595,000
Status Active
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 3,515 sq ft
Lot Size 5.96 ac
Days on Market 197
One of the two oldest houses in East Haddam, and one of the five oldest homes in Connecticut (CT Historic/Tourism Commission), this saltbox was built in 1690 by Samuel Emmons, an original settler of the area known as "Little Haddam." It served as a tavern first in 1727 and from time to time until the mid-to-late 1800s and then became a residence. An upstairs room, known as "The Alice Room" is frescoed with illustrations from "Alice in Wonderland" in 1937 by the famous American painter, W. Langdon Kihn, who lived in the home. Other highlights include multiple working fireplaces, bee hive and separate smoking ovens, exposed hand hewn beams, original paneling, and mellow wide board floors. Recently renovated and expanded using premium materials and craftsmanship, the house stands ready to embrace the future while retaining the patina of the past. A family room addition with vaulted ceilings and built-in entertainment center, chef's kitchen and remodeled baths along with a new warm air and central air system are just some of the improvements. A heated in-ground pool with terraces, pool house and pergola make summer living a joy. Sited on nearly 7 acres, the sweeping lawns, gardens and a boxwood par-terre garden are stunning. In 2016, a four bay carriage barn with guest quarters was completed. This home will delight anyone seeking charm, warmth and period authenticity but also requiring modern amenities. It's close to East Haddam village, home of the Goodspeed Opera House.
Property Type(s): Single Family
Last Updated 2/3/2018 Year Built 1690
Garage Spaces 4.0 County Middlesex


Elementary School East Haddam
Jr. High School PBOE
High School Nathan Hale Ray

Additional Details

AIR Central Air
APPLIANCES Dishwasher, Dryer, Gas Range, Microwave, Subzero, Wall Oven, Washer, Wine Chiller
BASEMENT Crawl Space, Partial, Yes
EXTERIOR Barn, French Doors, Garden Area, Guest House, Patio, Stone Wall, Terrace
GARAGE Barn, Detached Garage, Yes
HEAT Hot Air
INTERIOR Auto Garage Door Opener, Security System
LOT 5.9600 acre(s)
LOT DESCRIPTION Fence - Partial, Fence - Privacy, Fence - Stone, Level Lot, Open Lot, Professionally Landscaped
POOL DESCRIPTION Pool House,In Ground Pool,Safety Fence
SEWER Septic
STYLE Colonial
TAXES 9764
UTILITIES Private Well; Septic;
WATER Private Well



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