ON THE MARKET: Historic home near town center in Cheshire 

By Rona Mann

CHESHIRE — It's a beautiful and distinctive piece of history.

Set in the Cornwall Avenue Historic District, the Cape-style house at 151 Cornwall Ave. has three bedrooms, two and a half baths and was built in 1836.

 An addition added in 1910 was planned by renowned Connecticut designer/builder, Alice Washburn.

Situated on a wooded parcel of land, the architecture is distinctive and includes a gable roof with three dormers, arched doorways, a solid wood Dutch front door, hand-carved woodworking and 5-foot tall wainscoting in both the dining and living rooms.

The large living room on the main floor boasts a gas log fireplace with triple windows overlooking the backyard. A formal dining room is accentuated with a built-in china cabinet, the family room has the bonus of built-ins, and the mud room includes a half bath. 

The kitchen is fully applianced.  

On the upper level are two bedrooms, two full baths, a sitting room with fireplace, which can serve as a third bedroom, and a heated sun porch.

 The exterior encompassing nearly a full acre features a detached two-car garage and a playhouse/she shed complemented with water, electricity, and a fireplace.

The eight-room home, with 1,589 feet of living space, has gas heat, central air conditioning and is within walking distance to the center of town. It is connected to public water and sewer service. 

It is also less than a mile from Doolittle Elementary School, Dodd Middle School and Cheshire High School.  

List price for this historic offering is $480,000. The most recent annual taxes are $7,562. 

If you are interested contact Katie Smith, realtor, a  member of the Sally Bowman team at Berkshire Hathaway. Smith’s direct line to arrange your personal showing is 203-996-1712.

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