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Sold. The old windmill would make a cool AIRBNB. 4 acres in Connecticut. Circa 1870. $275,000

March 14, 2022

The old windmill on this property would make a pretty cool short term rental! This home was built in 1870. It is located on 4.4 acres in Colchester, Connecticut. The home features a large covered front porch, hardwood floors, pocket doors, fretwork, baseboards and a clawfoot tub. The property has a three story windmill, a detached two car garage and the old icehouse. Six bedrooms, two bathrooms and 3,081 square feet. $290,000 New price: $275,000

Contact Gina M. Lavery with Coldwell Banker Realty

From the Zillow listing:


Calling all “Rehab Addicts”! This is a truly special home set on 4.40 acres in Colchester. The main house, built in 1870, boasts 8 gables, 6 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, amazing pocket doors, picture rails in the parlor and family room, dining room with wood stove, butler’s pantry, built in twin hutches in the office, a library, gorgeous front porch and 5 chimneys! Outside you’ll find a detached two car garage with stained glass windows and wooden scroll details, a three story windmill (without the blades) with lookout, zinc tub, and wood stove hookup, plus the post and beam barn with with hayloft and stalls. Also on the property is the original ice house used by the homeowners family for generations. The main house is a total rehab. No copper, no heating system, unsure if the well is functioning, no electricity, septic tank cover is broken and inside the septic tank. The roof is 10 years old and the house has good bones. Being sold ‘As-Is’. Any inspections will be for informational purposes only. Conveniently located close to Rt.2, the soon to be constructed Norton Park with waterfalls and trails, AND…118 Westchester abuts the airline trail! Bring your horses and have miles of trails to ride right in your back yard! Across the street are two additional parcels totaling 2.83 acres with access to state stocked Jeremy’s River. The potential for this property is amazing!


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