260 Middlesex Avenue Chester, CT
$ 1,350,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#170358328
  • TypeContingent
  • CityChester
  • Zip06412
  • StyleCottage,Farm House
  • Year Built1908
  • Taxes14909
  • Price$ 1,350,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage3876
  • Lot Size7.08 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l
Property Description

This remarkable country home becomes available for the first time in over 30 years. Until recently the rural retreat of a renowned journalist, it is located in the charming small town of Chester, Connecticut. New York City and Boston are just over two hours by car or train. Spread over 7 private park-like acres, the landscape is filled with such diverse decorative elements as a Bermudian moon gate, an Italian garden grotto, and prides of terracotta and stone lions. The center of the house is the original early 20th C eclectic cottage with its multiple architectural styles ranging from Medieval to Arts and Crafts. Surrounding the original cottage, a totally reconceived home now has a large stone patio, a spacious family room/kitchen, 2 fireplaces, 4 full baths, a classic English greenhouse, and a first-floor master suite with beamed cathedral ceiling and a huge closet/dressing room/storage area. Separated from the main house, an ample writer's studio, with wood-burning fireplace, a fifth full bath with steam shower, and a covered porch overlooks a heated swimming pool and gazebo. The 19th C. barn incorporates a new four-car garage. All this is just a mile from downtown Chester, home to artists and writers, a theater, some of Connecticut's finest restaurants and a celebrated Sunday Farmers Market in the town center from May through October. And when it’s time to leave, your full house generator, security system and irrigation system will keep watch until you return.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Chester Elementary School Winthrop Middle School Valley High School
Price History
12/2/2020 Listed $1,350,000

General Features

Elementary School Chester
Energy Features Generator
High School Valley
In Law Apartment YNP Possible
Middle School/High School Winthrop
Nearby Amenities Bocci Court, Library, Medical Facilities, Playground/Tot Lot
Neighborhood Parker's Point
New Construction Type No/Resale
Property Type Single Family For Sale
Status Show
Style Cottage, Farm House
Tax Year July 2020-June 2021
Year Built 1908
Year Built Source Public Records
Zoning Residential

Interior Features

Appliances Included Gas Range, Range Hood, Subzero, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer
Attic Description Crawl Space
Basement Description Partial With Hatchway, Concrete Floor
Beds Total 3
Cooling System Central Air, Window Unit
Fireplaces Total 3
Fuel Tank Location In Ground
Full Baths 5
Heat Fuel Type Electric, Oil
Heat Type Baseboard, Heat Pump, Hot Air, Radiant
Hot Water Description 80 Gallon Tank, Oil
Interior Features Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-wired, Open Floor Plan, Security System
Laundry Room Info Main Level
Room Count 8
Rooms Additional Greenhouse
Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade 3876
Sq Ft Total 3876
Total Baths 5.00
Total Rooms 8

Exterior Features

Acres 7.0800
Driveway Type Circular, Crushed Stone
Exterior Features Balcony, Barn, French Doors, Patio, Porch, Underground Sprinkler
Foundation Stone
Garage Parking Info Barn
Garages Number 4
Lot Description May be Subdividable, Dry, Secluded, Corner Lot, Lightly Wooded
Pool Description In Ground Pool, Heated, Concrete
Roof Information Shake
Sewage System Septic
Siding Shake, Clapboard, Stone
Swimming Pool Yn Yes
Water Source Private Well
Waterfront Description Walk to Water, Not Applicable


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 06412

AVG $410K
AVG $7,022
AVG 24
Year Built
AVG 1913

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