Camp on Doolittle—Norfolk—$2,475,000

Resting on a knoll overlooking private Doolittle Lake is a one-of-a-kind Doolittle “Camp” designed by Alfredo Taylor and built in 1936.  The pictures tell the story and here are some details.  The house sits on 3.4 acres and has 313 feet of frontage on the lake.  There are 3,237 square feet of living space, a large central living room with fireplace, a lakeside stone terrace, a lovely wood-paneled dining room, a renovated kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, many closets, 2 fireplaces in total, wide board floors, vaulted ceilings, extra tall windows, a full basement with 2-car garage, two once-upon-a-time bedrooms and a bath, and the furnace, oil tanks and hot water heater area. The systems are updated for the most part and the house true to its original design and in lovely condition.

Contact us by email or call (860-542-5020) for an appointment to view Camp on Doolittle.

Style: Craftsman Size: 3,237 living area
Age: 1936 Bedrooms: 5 - 6
Water: Well Baths: 3
Sewer: Septic Electric: 200 amps, circuit breakers. 
Heat: Oil-fired forced hot air.  2007 Oil tanks: Two, 330-gallon tanks in basement.
Hot water: Oil-fired Roof: Asphalt shingle.  2007
Internet: Yes, connected.  Comcast. Central AC No
Generator: Yes.  Gasoline.  Not automatic.  Taxes: $21,756 (2022) plus Doolittle Assessment $4884 (2022)

General Information

Front entry: Into the Livingroom.
Living room: 27’ x 23’.  Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, antique wide-board floors, wood plank walls, large stone fireplace flanked by original bookshelves, 2 sets of French doors which lead to the stone terrace.  Accessways to the easterly main 3-bedroom wing.
Terrace: 28’ x 27’.  Semi-circular, made of large flat stone with a fieldstone knee wall.  Awning.  Stone steps with railing lead down to the lake.
Dining room: 19’ x 14’.  Off the living room to the west. Wood plank walls, built-in shelving and cabinetry, wide board floors, vaulted ceiling, swinging door to butler’s pantry and kitchen. 
Pantry: 13.5’ x 7.5’.  Lots of cabinets and cupboards, wood countertops, a nice original sink, linoleum floor, open to the kitchen.
Kitchen: 13’ x 14.5’.  Wood cabinets, stone counter tops, Wolf range with hood, Sub-zero, SS sink, dishwasher, island, bookshelves, pantry closet, linoleum floor, vaulted ceiling.   Door to hall to basement.  Side entry door, mudroom area: 7.5’ x 14.5’, small sunporch: 10.5’ x 9’.  Off the kitchen is also the south bedroom wing.  
Main bedroom wing with 3 large bedrooms: Main bedroom: 19’ x 14’.  Fireplace, vaulted ceiling, little bay window, wide board floor, ceiling fan, large tin-lined closet, full bath (8’ x 6’) with tiled tub/shower and pedestal sink.
  Middle bedroom: 14’ x 13’.  Sink.  Little hall with 2 closets and full bath leads to third bedroom.
  South Bedroom:  19’ x 15’.  2 closets, little bay window, vaulted ceiling, door to hall with numerous closets that travels behind the living room along these 3 bedrooms.
South bedroom wing: Child’s room or office:  8.5” x 8’.  Carpeted, closet, sink.  Bedroom:  14’ x 9’. Closet, sink, south-facing windows.  Full bath: 5’ x 6’. Tub/shower and toilet. (Sinks are in the bedrooms!) Stairs up to another bedroom: 12.5’ x 6’.  Kids room with a set of twin beds tucked a bit under the eaves. 
Basement: Full basement under the whole house.  Stairwell leads from a door off the kitchen down to the basement.  On the way to the garage is the laundry room: 9’ x 9’ with double soaking sinks, washer and dryer.  Garage:  20.5’ x 22.5’ for two cars and other storage.  Old bedroom area has 2 rooms (7’ x 14’ and 10’ x 11’) now being used for storage and a bath (12’ x 5’) with a working but rustic sink and toilet and a non-working shower.   
Shed/cabin/studio Needs cleaning up and probably some renovation but this is a 336 sq ft building with a north-facing wall of windows.
Land: 3.4 acres.  Long level driveway that loops near the house.