ON THE MARKET: 18th century home for sale near Wallingford town center 

ON THE MARKET: 18th century home for sale near Wallingford town center 

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WALLINGFORD — A colonial built decades before the American Revolution near the center of town is on the market for $400,000.

The house at 158 S. Main St. was renovated in the early 1990s with new plumbing and electrical systems.

“Inside the walls, everything was redone,” said Ruth Ratner, the listing agent.

For a time the house was a two-family so it has a small, second kitchen in addition to the main kitchen. The house has three bedrooms, two full baths and a half bath.

The main kitchen was part of an addition that expanded the house to nearly 3,000 square feet. The kitchen has a cathedral ceiling that lets in plenty of light. It looks out over the backyard, which has a pergola and brick pathways and patio.

While there has been plenty of updating, some of the original features of the 18th-century house are still visible. Hand-hewn beams were left exposed in portions of the house showing the original construction.

The house, on a half-acre lot, is within walking distance from the center of town.

“It’s just so classic in the center of town,” Ratner said.

The house was owned by Edward Loughlin, an attorney whose practice was in an office building next door. The home’s single-story garage is accessible through the office building’s driveway.

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