By Rona Mann
WALLINGFORD — More than a century old, this unique property at 180 Cook Hill Road combines history and exquisite architecture with modern amenities.
This imposing-looking three-floor colonial with 10 rooms and 3,481 square feet was once owned by a prominent Connecticut family.
Walk through the front door and there's plenty of light throughout. The large Great Room with cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace is welcoming. On the main floor you 'll find a formal dining room, another living room and a sitting room, perhaps your "quiet place." The large eat-in kitchen with appliances provides the perfect place for everyday meals and has a French door leading out to the deck.
There are five bedrooms total — three on the second level with two full baths — including the master suite with private balcony and another full bath. The third level is perfect for a children's wing or a place for guests. It has two more bedrooms, a third full bath, and an unfinished room for storage.
There have been numerous renovations over the years, including a new roof, boiler with four separate zones, pool liner and fresh paint throughout.
The grounds afford even more possibilities with an in-ground pool, two car garage, and driveway wrapping around the barn.
The home is heated by a baseboard oil system. It is connected to public water and sewer. The lot is a little over one acre.
Built in 1910, the property was once the main home of the Hall Hatchery founder, who initiated the largest hatchery on the east coast, according to an online listing.
The list price for this home is $550,000. The most recent annual taxes are $8,419.
Call Mary Sutera, an agent at One + Company/William Raveis Real Estate, at 203-631-4100.