Stunning Historic Property On 3.5 Acres In Hadlyme
2 Selden Road is a 3.5 acre historic property in Hadlyme, CT where privacy, efficiency, ease and comfort are key elements; equally important are rolling lawns, hedges, stone walls, water features and towering trees. The balanced equation creates a unique sense of place, a rare find that is artfully curated and original. A cluster of impressive 19th century outbuildings frame the entrance to this magical property. The handsome 2.5 story, L-shaped cedar roofed 3, 400 sq. ft barn, listed on The CT Trust for Historic Preservation, allows unique access to a courtyard ringed with high stone walls which unite an ice house and entry pavilion. Built circa 1820, the 8-room residence with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths is beautifully renovated with modern amenities while preserving fine period details and antique charm. Professionally designed and landscaped, the property has frequently been published in both American and European books and magazines. Modern HVAC, custom French Lacanche range, built-in Miele and SubZero appliances, outdoor lighting and 40-foot pool go hand in hand with original details, chestnut hardwood floors, vintage 1920s porcelain bath fixtures and two woodburning fireplaces. Near Whalebone and Selden Coves, the area is known for its boating, preserved open land and hiking trails as well as museums, restaurants and theatre. American Impressionist Willard Metcalf lived in the house and painted its interior: Summer at Hadlyme, 1914, now at The Florence Griswold Museum.