- 2 baths
- 4 beds
- 1,800 sq ft
- .5 acres or less
About This Old House
This post Revolutionary War era house was built by Leonard Rogers in the late 1700’s in what was then known as North Bolton, CT. North Bolton bordered East Windsor, CT. at that time. Mr. Rogers had been a Sergeant in George Washington’s army. In 1808, Mr. Rogers was one of the first electors to the formation of Vernon.
In 1802 an addition was built on the back of the house giving it its current dimensions. If you look at the roof today towards the back you can see a slight change in the upper roof shingles where the original hand-hewn beams meet the more modernly water-sawn beams for the roof. Other than the shingles themselves, which have been replaced recently, the roof support is original and in excellent condition.
The house has had many caretakers since Sergeant Rogers and his family. In the early 1980’s the house was lovingly restored from the foundation up. New timbers were installed as well as the electrical service being modernized and new plumbing installed. A newer kitchen, A new efficient heating system was installed in 2007 as well as new energy efficient windows.
There are two working fireplaces that were completely rebuilt with the renovation. One has a working bread oven. Both are very comfortable on a cold, winter’s night while entertaining with friends. Off the kitchen is a large, private brick paver patio that overlooks the backyard. Great for summertime relaxing.
This home has weathered many a storm over its 200+ year life and is in very good structural shape. It is timber framed and inside you will find the characteristics of an antique home with the modern needs of the 21st century.
Though nestled off the road slightly and protected from the warm summer sunshine by the surrounding tress, it has immediate access for the family to Henry Park next door, as well as easy access to Rt. 30 and I-84.
Come view this house and see why past owners have stayed for many years. You will be pleasantly surprised.