An elegant antique home in the Higganum Landing historic district offered for the first time in over 20 years. The Levi Ward house was built in 1799 during the area’s heyday as a river port and ship building center. Expertly re-imagined for today’s living, the property offers 5+/- acres, an in-town setting of wide lawns, stone walls, a two-car carriage garage, two gardener’s sheds, a gunite pool and strolling access to village amenities (restaurants, groceries, etc.). The home’s discerning style is evident with handcrafted cabinetry, millwork, and décor. A wide hearth fireplace, chestnut, pine and oak floors, high ceilings and authentic windows throughout give a nod to the provenance of this beautiful home. The classic Center Hall Federal floorplan flows easily for entertaining and relaxed living. The chef’s kitchen was thoughtfully rebuilt with Crown Point cabinetry, a Wolf gas range and Subzero refrigerator while the bathrooms have been modernized with Waterworks fixtures. The gracious interior offers over 2,600 square feet of living space. Outside, find a pea stone driveway, detached garage with workbench area and studio space for use as a home office or gym, and a sparkling pool area. With a level yard allowing for many outdoor uses, this home is an ideal place to live full-time or as a weekend getaway. Located between Boston and New York, close to boat launches, local parks, the Goodspeed Opera House and only about 20 minutes from the Connecticut shoreline and around a half hour from Hartford.
Updated on September 9, 2023 at 4:50 am