Historic House Listings

Wow. So much history. Circa 1870 in CT. $299,000

November 13, 2018

Wish there were more pictures! This house was in a fire, but they don’t show the extent of the damage. Love the exterior of this Italianate! Built in 1870 in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Built by CW Marsh for local businessman, Stephen Foster. He brought the train to West Cornwall and forever changed the economic viability of the town. The barn on the property has two bedrooms in it. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3,418 square feet. $299,000

From the Zillow listing:


The house is deemed uninhabitable by the Town of Cornwall building inspector, not condemned as was erroneously listed in the past. The uninhabit notice is because of a 2008 fire in the house. The house is also not in preforeclosure. The life tenancy is foreclosed and the title is now clear.
What I Love About The Home
This home is an Italianate style building built in the 1800’s by CW Marsh for a local businessman, Stephen Foster. Foster brought the train into West Cornwall and changed the economic viability of the town. This home was partially destroyed by fire in 2008 and its title was cleared of a life tenancy in 2018. There is a two bedroom separate barn apartment on the property. This home is ready for renovation and development with it’s mixed use zoning allowing the owner to create an exceptional inn, restaurant or brew pub or keep the home as a two family, income producing property.

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