1812 Colonial—Norfolk—$525,000

1812 side-hall Colonial on 3.95 open acres with lovely old stone terracing, fieldstone walls, a pool and westerly views.  3,726 square feet, greeting parlor with fireplace, large living room with original “keeping room” fireplace, renovated kitchen, 4 plus bedrooms, 4 full baths, excellent office, sweet au-pair/guest suite and up to date systems.  Once known as “The Porches” which are now enclosed and have windows on three sides, the house is light-filled, cozy in the wintertime and breezy in the summertime.

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Age: 1812 plus additions Style: Antique side-hall Colonial
Square Feet: 3,726 Bedrooms: 4+
Baths: 4 full Fireplaces: 2
Heat: Oil-fired hot water radiators.  9 zones. Oil Tanks: Two 275 gallon tanks in basement.
Electricity: 200 amps, circuit breakers. Hot Water: Off furnace.  Phase 111.
Water: Aquarion.  Metered. Sewer: Town.  Hook-up & usage fee
Roof: Asphalt shingle.  2006.  Copper gutters. Exterior: Painted wood clapboard.
Driveway: U-shaped.  Crushed stone. AC: AC units built-in, most rooms.
Alarm System: yes Internet: Comcast cable connected
Generator: Yes, automatic. Taxes: $10,031 (2019)

General Information

Front Entrance: Into 2-story foyer.  7 ½’ X 16 ½’. Staircase up to 2nd floor landing. Coat closet under stair. Open to parlor on right. Hall to office and first floor bedroom suite.
Office: 15’ X 13’. Oak floors, built-in bookshelves. Atrium door to stone terrace
First floor bedroom suite: 17 ½’ X 14’. Southwest exposure with sliding glass doors to bluestone terrace. Fir floor. Walk-in closet. Full bath with shower, tile floor, fan, pedestal sink.
Parlor: 13 ½’  X 13. 7’ ceilings. Fireplace. Fir floors. 
Living Room: 22’ X 13’. The original keeping room has been incorporated into a large open room having a fireplace with beehive oven and early painted paneling, built in cupboards and fir floors.
Music room: 13 ½’ X 13’. French doors from living room. Bookshelves.
Dining room: 13’ X 16’. Fir floors, wood paneling to the chair rail.  Exterior door to private little terrace.
Kitchen: 19 ½’ X 15. Tile floor, black granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, painted wood cabinets, breakfast nook overlooking backyard.  Walk-out to terrace and access to basement.
2nd floor  
Bedroom suite: Bedroom (12 ½’ 15’) plus reading/dressing room (12 ½ X 15’).  Full bath (7’ X 8’) with shower, tile floor, pedestal sink, and fan.
Hallway: 2 linen closets, access to walk-up attic for storage, and full bath.
Bedroom: 15’ X 15’. Fir floors. Closet.
Hall bath: 7’ X 8’ full bath with shower, cast-iron tub, pedestal sink, fan
Bedroom: Bedroom (13 ½’ X 13’) with windows on three sides and Dressing/sitting room (12’ X 14’) with 3 closets.  This bedroom uses the hall bath.
Back suite: Via back stairs up from dining room.  Bedroom (8’ X 10’) with closet.  Sitting room (12’ X 9’) and full bath (9 ½’ X 6) with tile walls, tub/shower, fan and storage closet.
Attic: Walk-up, floored, good storage.
Lower level: Stairs down from kitchen.
Laundry room: 12’ X 14’. Washer and dryer. Soaking sink. Extra refrigerator.
Playroom: 17’ X 12’. Wood paneling, windows, closets.  Walk-out to pool area.
Basement: Full, concrete floor, fieldstone walls, storage,
Garage: 21’ X 24’ Heated, Detached 2-car garage, automatic doors, windows.  Supported by a large steel I-beam.  Storage underneath.  Garden area at the back. 
Terrace: 20’ x 15’.  Old and huge bluestone side-walk pavers from Hartford on two levels for lounging and dining surrounded by walled gardens.  Stone steps lead to pool. 
Land: 3.95 acres.  Open back meadowland for the most part.