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1775 Connecticut House With Adorable Matching Cottage Asks $1.27M

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One for all the old house lovers

Location: Salisbury, Connecticut

Price: $1,265,000

Peace, quiet, and Appalachian Trail views await at this northwest Connecticut retreat, a impressively maintained residence that's even a year older than the United States. Indeed, the 1775-built home is a fabulous mix of period details—including the original wide board floors, paneling, and fireplace with beehive oven—and more contemporary touches—such as the Calcutta marble and modern appliances in the kitchen, and updated baths with custom fixtures.

Clocking in at 3,262 square feet, the four-bedroom home is, well, pretty spacious. On the first floor, you'll find a formal living room, family room, dining room, "greeting room", library, plus the soaring kitchen—a former post-and-beam barn with 20-foot ceilings and a loft area with access to the laundry room. The second floor contains all the bedrooms and a sitting room. There's also a charming matching cottage on the verdant 1.74-acre property lined with mature trees and stone walls.