Off the Beaten Path—Norfolk—$865,000

A very livable, custom-built contemporary in a magical setting that is off the beaten path. The house is 2,588 square feet plus.  The main living/dining area with vaulted ceiling, lots of light, fieldstone fireplace and cool woodstove is a wide open space yet cozy and inviting.  It is also open to the kitchen and has a large west-facing deck overlooking Benedict Pond through the trees.  The primary bedroom suite with adorable studio/office addition is on the main floor.  An open staircase leads from the living room area to the second floor which has 2 bedrooms, a full bath and a large bonus anything/everything room with 2 built in beds.  The grounds and the location are dreamy and quiet.

Contact us by email or call (860-542-5020) for an appointment to view Off the Beaten Path.

Style Modified contemporary designed by the owners. Square Feet 2588 +
Age 1985 Bedrooms 3-4
Baths 2 full, one half Heat Oil-fired HW baseboard.  Weil McLain…older.
Well New pump and tank in 2015.  Good system – per John Allyn Septic Good condition - inspected
Electricity 200 amps, Circuit breakers Driveway Gravel.  Lockable gate.
Plumbing Looks to be mostly copper    
Hot water Off furnace Survey 4.74 acres
Alarm no Internet Yes
Roof Asphalt shingle – age?  Looks ok Generator Yes
Oil tanks Two 330 gallon tanks – newer – in basement Buried oil tank Removed – docs showing no contamination.
Exterior Cedar shingle Taxes $7,355 (2024)

General Information

Entry Hall 9’ x 15’.  Tile floor, 2 closets, sliding wood doors to living area.  Half bath just off the entry room in hall to living and bedroom wings.
Kitchen 9’ x 18’.  Open to the dining and living area.  Wood cabinets, double electric ovens, gas range, dishwasher, stainless steel sink, linoleum floor, Whirlpool fridge, washer and dryer in laundry closet.  Serving counter.
Living Room w/dining area 30’ x 21’.  Heavenly fieldstone fireplace plus a wood burning stove backed by a wall of fieldstone. Vaulted ceiling, skylight, 2 ceiling fans, exposed beams, wide pine floor boards, sliding glass doors to the deck and a side door to the screened porch.  Large corner window seat for comfy reading and/or a snooze.  Sunny and bright with large windows to the south and west. 
Deck: U-shaped approximately 15’ x 30’.  West- facing and serene.  Two sets of stairs lead to ground level.
Screened porch: 15’ x 20’.  Skylight.  Doors from LR and main bedroom hall.
Bedroom wing: From entry hall to the right.  Half bath.  Hall to primary bedroom and studio wing.  Linen closet, second door to screened porch, long wall of bookshelves. Main bedroom: 21’ x 16’.  Walk-in closet, small closet, wide pine floor boards.  Full bath: 12’ x 10’.  Linoleum floor, Jacuzzi tub, shower, sink.  Studio/office: 15’ x 14’.  Cherry floor, large desk, little wood stove, bookshelves, vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, window seat.
Second floor: Stairs (cherry wood) from the east end of the living room lead to the second floor.  Bedroom: 12’ x 18’.  Wide pine floor, large closet, fan.  Hall with storage closets lined with cedar under the eaves on one side and on the other side: Full bath:  12’ x 6’ with 2 sinks, tub/shower, linoleum floor.  Bedroom: 10’ x 12’ with a closet.  Playroom/office/extra bedroom: 18’ x 12’.  Bookshelves, vaulted ceiling, fan, large closet, cedar storage closet uner the eave 2 built-in full-size beds, wood floor.  North and west windows. 
Basement: Full basement with walk-out door near the back deck.  Dry.  Poured concrete floor, cinder block walls.  Basement ceilings is insulated.   There is a work sink and a room which was at one time a darkroom with water and there is heat in this area of the basement.  There is also a storage closet with shelving.  
Garage: 3 bays, gravel floor, one automatic door, 2 windows.
Grounds: 4.74 acres of meadow, woods and natural gardens and mature plantings around the house.  There is a walled perennial garden off the south side of the living room overlooking a large meadow to the south.  This property is protected on three sides by the Doolittle Woods and Aton Forest.