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173 Highwoods Drive

Guilford, CT 06437
  • $2,395,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 32 Days
  • MLS #: 24024520
UPDATED: 140 min ago
$2,395,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 3.93
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 4
    1/2 BATHS
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Single-Family Home
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Description

THE PITKIN MANSION - An unmatched preservation of the fabric of American heritage & unquestionably one of the finest restorations in New England, the Pitkin house is a true historical treasure. Considered one of the finest examples of pre-Revolutionary architecture in CT. In its early glory, notable guests are said to have been General Washington & Count de Rochambeau. Originally sited in East Hartford, the residence was dismantled & re-erected in 1955 on its present site in Guilford where it is nestled within a nearly 4-acre setting of 300 year old dogwood trees, manicured lawns, & magical gardens. Recognized in 1979 by the National Register of Historic Places, this classic revival is sure to be celebrated by any home lover. First time on the market in over half a century, this is a once in a lifetime stewardship opportunity not to be missed. Contemporary comforts include poured concrete foundation, geothermal system, full house generator, humidifier, central A/C, propane gas, Pella windows, heavy shake wooden roof w/under rubber membrane, hardy board siding, fiber optic cables, irrigation system, security system, city water, & underground utilities, to name a few. Significant upgrades & additions include detached 2-car garage with 1/2 bath & expansive bonus room, pool & pool house, tennis court, & garage barn w/full apartment. Remarkably private off quiet cul-de-sac road. Circular motor courtyard. Broad gambrel roof, 2 handmade English brick chimneys, & double door entry. Interiors graciously unfold over more than 5,500sf of formal, casual, & whimsical living spaces. 8 fireplaces conjure a romanticized vision of an era gone by. Central kitchen well appointed w/island, granite counters, double wall ovens, custom wood cabinetry, & quality appliances. Eat-in dining area & butler's pantry. 4-level dumbwaiter. Formal dining room w/paneled walls, crown moulding, & original 1754 hemlock floor. Formal living room. Family room brims w/charm w/original 18" hemlock floor boards, 2 incredible beams, & great copper-hooded fireplace w/Dutch oven. Garden room w/massive brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings, brick floor, wet bar, & fanciful fine art murals. Pair of French doors open to gorgeous garden courtyard & broad covered side porch. 440sf octagon-shaped Solarium is what dreams are made of. Painted foliage, lattice, & sky mimic the outdoor vistas framed by floor-to-ceiling windows each crowned w/a skylight. Main level guest suite w/fireplace & ensuite full bath. Mudroom w/brick floor, coat closets, & 1/2 bath opens to attached 2-car garage. Upper level gives way to restful retreats w/3 bedrooms, dressing room, & 2 luxe ensuite bathrooms. Convenient 2nd floor laundry. Magnificent library/study w/12' vaulted ceilings, rich paneling, bookcases, & built-in desk & cabinets. Versatile 3rd floor w/2 additional bedroom spaces, full bath, & cedar closet. Massive unfinished walk-in attic space. Pristine basement w/tall ceilings, fireplace, & built-ins ideal for storage, workshop, or home gym. Follow expansive bluestone patios through rose-kissed arbors to the in-ground salt water pool. Pool house w/kitchenette, 1/2 bath, & storage. Large pond & private tennis court adds recreational enjoyment & tranquility. Huge heated garage barn w/2-story ceilings, tool room, 1/2 bath, & full legal apartment. Opportunity for income potential. Detached 2-car garage is heated & cooled equipped w/1/2 bath and full upper level bonus room. Original garage serves as ideal equipment & garden storage. Expansive stockade fence adds further privacy. Minutes from scenic Guilford town center & a short drive to the town's beautiful waterfront. Exceedingly convenient w/direct access to I-95, 20 min to New Haven, & equidistant to NYC & Boston. This exceptional heirloom estate is poised to be treasured for infinite life to come. Must be seen to fully appreciate this treasure.

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173 Highwoods Drive Guilford, CT 06437

  • Price: $2,395,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 32 Days
  • Updated: 140 min ago
  • MLS #: 24024520
5
Beds
5
Baths
4
½ Baths
3.93
Acres
Neighborhood:
North Guilford
County:
New Haven
Area:
Guilford
Elementary School:
Guilford Lakes
Middle School:
Adams
High School:
Guilford
Property Description
THE PITKIN MANSION - An unmatched preservation of the fabric of American heritage & unquestionably one of the finest restorations in New England, the Pitkin house is a true historical treasure. Considered one of the finest examples of pre-Revolutionary architecture in CT. In its early glory, notable guests are said to have been General Washington & Count de Rochambeau. Originally sited in East Hartford, the residence was dismantled & re-erected in 1955 on its present site in Guilford where it is nestled within a nearly 4-acre setting of 300 year old dogwood trees, manicured lawns, & magical gardens. Recognized in 1979 by the National Register of Historic Places, this classic revival is sure to be celebrated by any home lover. First time on the market in over half a century, this is a once in a lifetime stewardship opportunity not to be missed. Contemporary comforts include poured concrete foundation, geothermal system, full house generator, humidifier, central A/C, propane gas, Pella windows, heavy shake wooden roof w/under rubber membrane, hardy board siding, fiber optic cables, irrigation system, security system, city water, & underground utilities, to name a few. Significant upgrades & additions include detached 2-car garage with 1/2 bath & expansive bonus room, pool & pool house, tennis court, & garage barn w/full apartment. Remarkably private off quiet cul-de-sac road. Circular motor courtyard. Broad gambrel roof, 2 handmade English brick chimneys, & double door entry. Interiors graciously unfold over more than 5,500sf of formal, casual, & whimsical living spaces. 8 fireplaces conjure a romanticized vision of an era gone by. Central kitchen well appointed w/island, granite counters, double wall ovens, custom wood cabinetry, & quality appliances. Eat-in dining area & butler's pantry. 4-level dumbwaiter. Formal dining room w/paneled walls, crown moulding, & original 1754 hemlock floor. Formal living room. Family room brims w/charm w/original 18" hemlock floor boards, 2 incredible beams, & great copper-hooded fireplace w/Dutch oven. Garden room w/massive brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings, brick floor, wet bar, & fanciful fine art murals. Pair of French doors open to gorgeous garden courtyard & broad covered side porch. 440sf octagon-shaped Solarium is what dreams are made of. Painted foliage, lattice, & sky mimic the outdoor vistas framed by floor-to-ceiling windows each crowned w/a skylight. Main level guest suite w/fireplace & ensuite full bath. Mudroom w/brick floor, coat closets, & 1/2 bath opens to attached 2-car garage. Upper level gives way to restful retreats w/3 bedrooms, dressing room, & 2 luxe ensuite bathrooms. Convenient 2nd floor laundry. Magnificent library/study w/12' vaulted ceilings, rich paneling, bookcases, & built-in desk & cabinets. Versatile 3rd floor w/2 additional bedroom spaces, full bath, & cedar closet. Massive unfinished walk-in attic space. Pristine basement w/tall ceilings, fireplace, & built-ins ideal for storage, workshop, or home gym. Follow expansive bluestone patios through rose-kissed arbors to the in-ground salt water pool. Pool house w/kitchenette, 1/2 bath, & storage. Large pond & private tennis court adds recreational enjoyment & tranquility. Huge heated garage barn w/2-story ceilings, tool room, 1/2 bath, & full legal apartment. Opportunity for income potential. Detached 2-car garage is heated & cooled equipped w/1/2 bath and full upper level bonus room. Original garage serves as ideal equipment & garden storage. Expansive stockade fence adds further privacy. Minutes from scenic Guilford town center & a short drive to the town's beautiful waterfront. Exceedingly convenient w/direct access to I-95, 20 min to New Haven, & equidistant to NYC & Boston. This exceptional heirloom estate is poised to be treasured for infinite life to come. Must be seen to fully appreciate this treasure.
Exterior Features

Color Slate Blue Direct Waterfront YN Yes Exterior Features BarnGuest HousePatioShedTennis CourtPorchGarden AreaStone WallUnderground Sprinkler Exterior Siding ClapboardHardie Board Garage And Parking BarnAttached GarageDetached Garage Lot Description Fence - PartialFence - StoneFence - Electric PetFence - PrivacySecludedLightly WoodedLevel LotOn Cul-De-SacProfessionally Landscaped Nearby Amenities Golf CourseHealth ClubLibraryMedical FacilitiesParkPlayground/Tot LotPublic Rec FacilitiesShopping/Mall Pool Description Auto CleanerPool HouseVinylSalt WaterIn Ground Pool Roof Information Shake Style ColonialAntique Swimming Pool YN Yes Waterfront Description PondViewAccess

Interior Features

Appliances Included Electric CooktopWall OvenMicrowaveRefrigeratorFreezerIcemakerDishwasherDisposalInstant Hot Water TapWasherDryer Attic Description HeatedStorage SpacePartially FinishedWalk-up Attic YN Yes Basement Description FullHeatedStorageInterior AccessPartially FinishedConcrete FloorFull With Hatchway Cooling System Central AirZoned Fireplaces Total 8 Heat Type BaseboardHot AirHot WaterZoned Home Automation Security System In Law Access DetachedSeparate Entry In Law Apartment Yes Interior Features Auto Garage Door OpenerCable - AvailableHumidifierSecurity System Laundry Room Info Upper Level Laundry Room Location In closet in 2nd floor bathroom. Rooms Full Bath (Upper Level Corian CountersStall ShowerLaundry HookupTile Floor) Bedroom (Other Level BeamsCedar ClosetFull BathJack & Jill BathHardwood FloorOn 3rd Floor) Eat-In Kitchen (Main Level SkylightBuilt-In HutchCeiling FanGranite CountersIslandPantry) Eat-In Kitchen (Upper Level Dining AreaTile Floor) Formal Dining Room (Main Level FireplaceWide Board Floor) Living Room (Main Level Bay/Bow WindowFireplaceWide Board Floor) Other (Main Level Palladian Window(s)2 Rooms Additional Bonus RoomFoyerMud RoomSitting RoomSolariumStaff QuartersWorkshop Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade 5414 Sq Ft Total 5414 Total Rooms 17

Property Features

Accessibility Features Accessible Bath Agent Owner YN No Bank Owned Property No Energy Features GeneratorGeothermal HeatHumidistatStorm DoorsThermopane Windows Flood Zone YN No Foundation Type Concrete Fuel Tank Location In Garage Heat Fuel Type GeothermalOilPropane Home Owners Assocation No Home Warranty Offered YN No Hot Water Description OilPropaneDomestic Intermediate School Baldwin New Construction Type No/Resale Potential Short Sale No Sewage System Septic Tax Year July 2024-June 2025 Water Source Public Water Connected Zoning R-5

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Listing provided courtesy of Kiara Rusconi of William Raveis Real Estate: (860) 633-0111.


The data relating to real estate for sale on this website appears in part through the SMARTMLS Internet Data Exchange program, a voluntary cooperative exchange of property listing data between licensed real estate brokerage firms, and is provided by SMARTMLS through a licensing agreement. Listing information is from various brokers who participate in the SMARTMLS IDX program and not all listings may be visible on the site. The property information being provided on or through the website is for the personal, non-commercial use of consumers and such information may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale on the website may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold or are no longer being offered for sale. Property information displayed is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Copyright 2024 SmartMLS, Inc. Data last updated: 2024-07-22T08:10:39.1.
 
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