The Benjamin Hawley House—Canaan—$399,000—Under Agreement

The Benjamin Hawley House. Rare c.1738 center chimney saltbox on 8.39 Acres in 2 parcels on the Norfolk/Canaan border. Restored with many original features. Center chimney with 3 field stone fireplaces, wide board floors, plaster walls, wood paneling, post and beam construction. 1,931 square feet. Kitchen/family room, living room and dining room all have fireplaces. 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath. Barn/garage, studio/barn and summer "screen house". Gardens and nice pond – quiet and private.

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Age: c.1738 Land: 8.39 acres in 2 parcels
Bedrooms: 2 Style: Saltbox colonial
Fireplaces: 3 Bathrooms: 1 full
Roof: Cedar Shake Well: Yes
Size: 1,931 SF Alarm: Yes
Septic: Yes Oil Tank: In basement (275)
Internet: Cable Heat: Furnace and Boiler (1994)
Electricity: 200 Amps Generator: Automatic. Propane.
Siding: Wood Taxes: $5,836.45

General Information

Living/Kitchen: (26’9” x 12” with 6’9” ceilings) Original keeping room fieldstone fireplace with granite hearth stone. Wood paneling and flooring. Exposed post and beam construction, plaster walls.
Kitchen: Kitchen has tile counter tops, gas range and additional electric oven, dishwasher, double stainless-steel sinks. Open wooden shelving. Dutch door to terrace.
Dining Room: (15’9” x 13’8”) Corner cabinet and bookshelves. Fieldstone fireplace. Windows finished with interior shutters.
Front Hall: (7’7” x 7’7”) The front door opens into this original front hall. Currently used as a reading or napping nook. Doors open to the dining and living rooms.
Living Room: (14’ x 15’7”). Fireplace.
Bathroom: (5’7” x 7’) Full bath with tiled tub/shower. Wood floors, window, exposed beams.
Second floor: (36’ x 15’) Split into two bedrooms (15 x 16 and 20 x 16). Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Southern facing eyebrow windows. Two overhead fans. Closets run along the entire north eve.
Grounds & Outbuildings: A rustic picket fence encloses the yard. Crabapples frame the house along the road and a fieldstone path leads from the front door to the front gate. Across the road is a stone wall, more apple trees, and a lovely pond.
  Two backdoors open onto stone terraces (20 x 17 and 10 x 14). Stone steps lead through garden down to lower lawn, screen house, and barn. Side stone steps lead to the driveway, garage (18 x 24) and potting shed.
Screen House: (23’10” x 11’6”) Fantastic spot for outdoor dining and relaxing. Brick foundation and flooring inside and around. Electricity and winter panels. Old outdoor stone grill.
Barn: (24’5” x 13’11”) Sliding barn door and another side door. Windows. Used for storage but could be finished as a studio.
Basement: Fieldstone foundation, concrete floor. Washer and Dryer. Bulkhead door. Sump pump.