This beautifully restored 1740 home retains in vivid detail, the character of a colonial era home: Hand carved trim work, rough-hewn exposed beams, six fireplaces including a substantial stone fireplace with two bake ovens, Indian shutters, wide-plank floors and the hoist wheel for the former well. For those needing a master suite on the first floor, this could be attained with a little alteration and expense.
Early alterations were made in about 1793 to use the home as the birthplace of the St. James Lodge Masonic meeting hall. Accommodations were made in expanding the master bedroom and raising the ceiling, making for a rare and dramatic effect, for a home of this era. Original markings, including the Masonic seal remain in the second bedroom, which had been used as the inner sanctum at the time.
The property includes a four-stall barn with power. The barn has an area for hay storage aloft.
This home is being offered with three acres, of partially wooded land, graced with stone walls. The primary yard is a fully fenced in area, adjacent to the home featuring attractive plantings. Outside the perimeter of the fend area is sufficient land for your equine companion(s). If you require additional acreage, the seller has two adjacent additional acres, which may be negotiated as a package. This additional land is gently sloping terrain with two clearings, optimal for grazing or a future homesite.
The town of Preston, while rural in character, is conveniently located in close proximity to Rhode Island Beaches, two internationally renowned casinos, the historic town of Mystic (as well as the Seaport and the Aquarium), University of Connecticut (Storrs) and Eastern CT State University , all within 30 minutes or less to this home. The cities of Hartford, CT and Providence, RI are each about 45 minutes away.
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Property is located at 32 Amos Rd. Preston, CT 06365
Christian M. Driscoll, Broker Associate
Licensed in CT and RI. Affiliated worldwide.
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
21 East Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355