3 bed · 2 bath · 2,000 SF
Style: Single-Family First Period English "Saltbox" Town: South Britain, CT Built: 1700 Renovated: 2011 Home Features: Original chestnut and oak floors throughout, exposed chestnut beams, marble kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom kitchen cabinets, central heating and air conditioning, and high-end fixtures/finishes.
Shed Dormer Addition
Fireplace & Hallway Improvements
More detail on the property and neighborhood...
Property – 715 South Britain Road built in 1700 is one of the oldest homes in the region and is part of the South Britain Historic District. It was the home of South Britain’s first physician, Dr. Wheeler, in the early 1700’s and is commonly known as the Wheeler House. From 1807-1822 it was owned by Rev. Bennett Tyler, who later became president of Dartmouth College. The home is a classic 18th century First Period English homestead of wood-frame construction with a gable-roof, balanced five-bay façade, simple paneled entrance door with a rectangular transom, and a central chimney. The style is known historically as a “saltbox” due to the distinctive sloping extension of the roof line. The property was left in disrepair for over a decade. In 2010, DeWitt Brothers Development acquired the property in foreclosure and completed a renovation to upgrade the properties major systems and modernize the bathrooms and kitchen. The home now offers all the amenities of a modern home along with the original exposed chestnut beams, five fireplaces, and wide-plank oak floors.
Neighborhood – 715 South Britain Road is located in the village of South Britain, CT, which is part of the larger town of Southbury. As part of the South Britain Historic District, the property is surrounded by other historic homes in a bucolic country setting. The larger town of Southbury located within 2 miles, however, offers shopping and dining as well as immediate access to Interstate-84. This creates a unique combination of convenience in a serene historic setting. The surrounding area also offers beautiful recreation areas. Town parks encompass over 200 acres and include a pool, beach, sports fields, tennis courts, play areas for children, a dog park and open areas for hiking. In addition, the local land trust owns or has conservation easements over 1,000 acres of land that is open to the public. There are also three Connecticut State Parks, a bridle trail, two golf courses and the Shepaug Dam Bald Eagle Observation Area located in town. Lastly, within half a mile or a five minute walk of the property is the Audubon Center at Bent of the River. It is a 700-acre nature sanctuary with 15 miles of hiking trails, an extensive nature library, and a bird-watching balcony that is open to town residents.