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Open House — 239 Main Street, Durham

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 239 Main St Durham CT 06422  See map
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Circa 1754, the historic Moses Austin House connects graciously with the Colonial mindset: proud, authentic and thoroughly American. Cross the threshold of the 17th century door and experience 2800 sf of bright and grand spaces with lustrous wide-plank floors, antique beams, four fireplaces, beehive ovens, ancient stone hearths and original raised paneling. Large-scale main floor living celebrates three centuries old authentic details with room for everyone to keep a slower pace in the Living, Dining and Keeping Rooms. The charm and function of the library and mudroom will serve you well as will the warm and happy kitchen featuring eat-in ease alongside period details, marble-look Corian counters, a spectacular pantry, stainless appliances, double wall ovens and charming tile backsplash. A little ones dream, this home offers 2 staircases and hidey-holes everywhere. The main entry offers a built-in lidded storage bench and substantial raised paneling. Three bedrooms on the second floor feature stunning wide plank floors, original beams and paneling, lots of closets and built-ins, and glorious antique twelve-over-eight double hung windows. Tap into the walk-in closet and use the 4th upstairs room as the perfect office or nursery. Outdoors, thoughtful pathways and tiered bricked patios transform the lovely yard into garden rooms with trim boxwoods, English ivy, euonymus, hydrangeas, and pachysandra. The charming approach includes a cobblestone lined, crushed stone driveway, privacy fence and 2 car garage with cupola topped by a rooster weather vane. The home includes 3 bathrooms, first floor laundry, brand new furnace and 2 separate basements for storage galore each with its own stairwell, exterior hatchway and concrete floor. This stunning example of a center chimney Colonial reflects three centuries of hard-won freedom, entrepreneurial spirit and success. Largely attributed with procuring a large land grant in Texas that was colonized by his son Stephen, Moses Austin was born in Durham. Come and embrace the past, present and future on Historic Main Street.

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