Own A Notable Piece Of Redding, Ct History
Own a notable piece of Redding's history, the 1773 Chauncey Merchant Homestead, set on 4.6 pastoral acres on prestigious Cross Hwy, a designated scenic road close to the Redding Town Green, yet only 60 miles to Lincoln Center. Step back in time to this historic estate, originally owned by Chauncey, a weaver, and his wife Hannah, with wide plank chestnut and oak floors. Enlarged in both the 1800s and the 1930s by Walter F. Kingsland of NY and his bride, the Princess Marie Louise d'Orleans of France, to create a very private English home with elegant high ceilings, butler's pantry, and separate coach house. Today, this significant country compound offers the best of old and new with 4,256 square feet, 5-6 bedroom and 5 bath main residence; 970 square foot legal 2 bedroom rental cottage with garage; 2,400 square foot two story barn with 2 car garage, horse stalls and chicken coop; heated gunite pool; stone terraces; English perennial gardens; irrigation; and state of the art 10.5 KW solar system on new barn roof with net metering (power sold back to the grid), auto transfer switch, and battery back up. Approximately $600K of improvements by current owners including cedar shingle roofs; copper gutters; radiant heated floors; wine cellar; chef's kitchen with professional Wolf range with 6 burners and "flat top" griddle, soapstone counters, Shaw’s farmhouse sink, English Lefroy Brooks faucets, Farrow and Ball paint colors and adjacent scullery/potting room; plus luxurious master bedroom suite with sitting room, dressing room, and spa like bath with Victoria & Albert volcanic limestone claw foot tub. Enthralling!