ON THE MARKET: Cheshire home of U.S. Senator

ON THE MARKET: Cheshire home of U.S. Senator

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CHESHIRE — The Paul Ney Road home of a U.S. senator is on the market for $520,000.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and his family hope to move within the area to be closer to extended family. The house went on the market earlier this month.

The 1951 colonial near the center of town has been updated with a redesigned kitchen with new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and a farmer’s sink. The kitchen opens into the family room and dining room.

Listing agent Marilyn Rock of Calcagni Real Estate said Murphy had done some remodeling while living in the home.

“He did a lot of painting,” she said.

Murphy requested that photos of the inside of the house not be published, citing privacy.

The house has hardwood floors throughout. It has three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.

It totals 2,550 square feet. Two bedrooms and one full bathroom are on the second floor and the remainder on the first floor. The master bedroom includes two walk-in closets and a bathroom.

The property is 1.1 acres. Rock said there’s a large, private backyard with a playhouse or garden shed with electricity, a cedar-shingled roof and windows.

Murphy recently connected his house to natural gas, which fuels the furnace, water heater, cooktop and a fireplace in the dining room.

Rock said interest has been high

“At the moment we’re getting a lot of activity,” she said.

Murphy has been a senator since his election in 2012. He was a congressman prior to that. Murphy, a former Southington resident, has also served on local boards such as Southington’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

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