Introducing the Asa Dow House!
Step back in time and savor the allure of this truly unique reconstructed colonial, gracefully nestled on 3.01 picturesque acres. Embodying a sense of permanence and character, this antique home features a 1994 concrete foundation and a brick façade, a testament to meticulous preservation and thoughtful renovation.
Originally relocated from Route 49 in Sterling, CT, dating back to 1804-1805, this historical gem reveals its origins in the framing timbers and authentic hewing visible in the garret, second floor, and kitchen.
The enchanting main floor showcases a well-designed layout with a kitchen, dining room, living room, and family room, seamlessly blending the nostalgia of yesteryears with modern-day functionality.
A cozy ambiance envelops the home, emanating from six working fireplaces and a woodstove in the family room, fostering intimate gatherings and cherished memories. Radiant heat on the first floor ensures year-round comfort.
Unwind on the delightful screen porch with a captivating mahogany floor outside and a fir floor inside, adorned with a stenciled pattern, a tranquil haven surrounded by nature.
The chef’s dream kitchen boasts soapstone countertops, an island, and a timeless sink, accentuated by custom cabinets and front panels. The family room delights with an artistic wall mural and multiple built-in cabinets.
Exquisite chandeliers, hardwired period wall sconces, and ceiling fans grace the rooms, exuding elegance and authenticity. Illuminating the exterior, charming onion lamps evoke the essence of bygone days.
The dining room showcases a built-in hutch, epitomizing craftsmanship and attention to detail. Most of the period furniture thoughtfully included, preserving the home’s authentic character.
Practicality meets convenience with a laundry room featuring built-in cabinets and a counter in the basement, doubling as a cozy craft or sewing room. A water purification and softener system ensures pristine water throughout.
Descend into the partially refinished basement, revealing a versatile space with a multi-function room and a tavern hosting a bar and wine cellar, ideal for festivities. An oversized storage room and outdoor porch egress amplify the entertainment potential.
With a robust foundation, sump pump for added protection, and a generator transfer switch, the home is well-equipped for any situation. Outside, “Rhinoshield” exterior paint and a “Davinci” composite shake style front roof, both with transferrable warranties, embody enduring beauty.
Mature landscaping encompasses stone walls, a formal garden with a soothing water fountain, shade garden, brick walkways, and granite lamp and mailbox posts. A captivating bluestone patio featuring a koi pond, outdoor kitchen, and enclosed outdoor shower exudes tranquility. A firepit area beckons for cozy evenings.
Additional amenities include a macadam driveway with an alert system, leading to ample parking and a versatile outbuilding with office space, a 2-car garage with electric door openers, and a covered carriage stall. The office, currently a salon, boasts separate electric service and septic, central heat and air conditioning, and a central vacuum system, coupled with a convenient half bath and tankless hot water heater.
The possibilities are limitless for this on-property feature, complemented by a workshop or storage loft above the garage and a spacious garden shed.
Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and modern amenities of this extraordinary antique home. Unite the charm and elegance of the past with the luxuries of the present. Contact us now for an exclusive experience of this remarkable estate.
Updated on August 9, 2023 at 2:51 am