CHESHIRE — In 1940, when a house was built, it was usually built to be around for a long time. Often, the same people lived in the house all their lives, then passed it down to children. Part of the reason was nostalgia, of course, but a very real part was the fact that a home built 81 years ago was usually built to last.
Consider this 81 year-old, eight-room colonial at 36 Hillside Ave. with upgrades, including a remodeled kitchen with breakfast bar, pantry, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, glass tile backsplash, tiled floor, and plenty of storage.
Energy-saving windows were installed this year. A new boiler and roof were added about 10 years ago.
Within the nearly 1,800 square feet you'll find three bedrooms; one-and-a-half baths; a living room with built-ins, book shelves, a fireplace, hardwood floors, and French doors; a main floor family room with more built-ins and access to a heated sun porch; and a formal dining room.
The backyard is fenced in and there's a patio and one car under-house garage. The lot is a little less than two-tenths of an acre.
The home has baseboard and radiator oil heat and is connected to public water and sewer.
The list price is $319,900. The most recent annual taxes are $5,207.
Call the Sally Bowman Team at Berkshire Hathaway and ask for Katie Smith, the listing agent, at 203-996-1712.