Stratford antique colonials in pristine condition are a rare find in Stratford, let alone found in the desirable Academy Hill Historic District. I found one and is for sale....
Located just two short walking blocks from Academy Hill Square Shopping Center and just 3 blocks from the Stratford Metro North train station. This Stratford antique colonial is rich in history and put in a location that's suitable for a professional family who wants access to major highways (about 1/2 mile to the entrance of Interstate 95) or the metro north train station to access NYC in just over an hour.
More still, walk 2.5 blocks east on broad street and experience the activity and excitement of the Housatonic river or dine-out water side at the local seafood restaurant Outriggers... an experience sure to please.
This home was built in 1859 by renowned architect Leopold Eidlitz of New York, who was known for his ecclesiastical building designs. This Stratford antique colonial first served as a parsonage for over 80 years and is registered in Stratford's Historical Society. The home itself has been maintained meticulously and shows a lot of its original charm and workmanship.
The first floor has 10' ceilings, exceptional moldings, 5 marble accented fireplaces, granite kitchen with original tin ceiling in gorgeous condition. Upstairs is an original "John Douglas" water closet (where the term 'john' got it's kinship to the word toilet), claw tub and pedestal sink. Floors are mostly refinished original wide plank yellow pine and in fantastic condition. This Stratford antique colonial has had electric updated and uses a newer Weil McLain furnace to heat. In the basement is an old coal pit where they used to fire and heat the house... very cool. A total of 6 bedrooms with 4 on the second floor and 2 more on the third. Truly move in condition and a gem for someone looking to be part of the rich history of this home. We have a full history of ownership dating back to 1859 when Rev. Benjamin Swan was living there.
The home comes with a private level yard. It's .44 acres and has a beautiful 2 story antique barn, a gazebo deep in the lot and a large bluestone patio extending from the back of the house. Click Stratford Antique Colonial for more information and pictures. If you'd like to take a narrated video tour of this spectacular home, click on Stratford Antique Colonial Tour and experience the inside and outside on your computer. You'll be glad you did!