Were you one of the many Americans to grow up reading and watching the beloved “Little House on the Prairie” series? If so, now’s your chance to step inside an antique Colonial residence with a special connection to the renowned American author behind these adored children books, Laura Ingalls Wilder. The home was owned by her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Experience the ultimate New England lifestyle while on the picturesque grounds of this beautiful antique home, which embraces an undeniable classic charm similar to Wilder’s classic American stories. The pristine property is located in the town of Danbury, Conn., and is listed by Danbury agent Kim Gifford for $439,000.
The “Little House on the Prairie” series was published between 1932 and 1943. Inspired by Wilder’s childhood memories in a settler family, the books detail Laura Ingalls’ many experiences and adventures. Rose Wilder Lane assisted her mother in editing the works, which later became a popular media and television franchise.
An iron gate welcomes residents and visitors onto the over 2-acre private property, which boasts perennial gardens, expansive stone walls, a patio and waterfall. Inside the 3,505 square-foot Colonial home, one will find various details and features that are well-maintained and original to its 1879 construction. The residence’s expansive eat-in kitchen contains multiple unique features including huge wooden beams, brick flooring, a fireplace and pantry, as well as a breakfast nook. Wide plank flooring is present in the home’s neighboring formal dining room and living room, which each contain its own fireplace. A spacious and airy sunroom with non-stop views of the home’s manicured grounds completes the main level.
Continuing on upstairs, a master bedroom with an updated bath resides, as well as three additional bedrooms with wood floors and a distinct antique style. Other features including a library and walk-up attic are also present on the second floor.
“I am thrilled to be representing a home with such an inspiring history and style,” said Gifford. “The residence exudes an unparalleled, old-fashioned charm that stays true to the past, and also embraces the many modern luxuries of today. One can’t help but think of Wilder’s charming book series while on the grounds of this beautiful New England residence.”
For more information on the property, located at 23 King Street, please visit the firm’s website here.