Historic House Listings

Sold. Perfection! Patrick O’Donnell House, Circa 1860. On one acre in Connecticut. $400,000

July 4, 2023

Perfection! The Patrick O’Donnell House is simply perfect! From the setting to the interior. The Patrick O’Donnell House was built in 1860. It is located on .96 acres in West Cornwall, Connecticut. The home features a large covered porch, balcony, hardwood floors, bead board ceilings and a claw foot tub. The property is riverside and near a historic covered bridge. There is a patio/fire pit area. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,606 square feet. $400,000

Contact Brian Hastings with William Pitt Sotheby’s International

From the Zillow listing:


The Patrick O’Donnell Home is located in the heart of West Cornwall, near the historic West Cornwall Covered Bridge. This charming antique Victorian was built in 1860 for Patrick O’Donnell, a lifelong resident of Cornwall and representative in the Connecticut House of Representatives. This hilltop home has 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, and 1,606 square feet.The property abuts the Mill Brook which can be heard from nearly all rooms in the house. The home has been beautifully maintained and updated to honor and highlight its history and the needs of 21st century living. The 1st level includes a porch, front foyer, sunken sitting room, and light-filled eat-in kitchen with beautiful butcher-block countertops and Bertazzoni range, and brand new washer & dryer. The 2nd level boasts a large bedroom and full bathroom with a beautiful clawfoot soaking tub, and private patio. The 3rd level is truly grand, with a 15ft vaulted ceiling, large sitting area and views of the village and brook below. The rear of the home is anchored by enormous, exposed ledge which adds a romantic backdrop to the home and upper yard.This antique is a stone’s throw from West Cornwall shops, restaurants, and the Housatonic River; and a short drive to several ski areas, hiking trails, and the beautiful villages of Kent, Sharon, and Salisbury. If you are looking for a unique and charming home in a quiet and peaceful setting, the Patrick O’Donnell Home is the perfect place for you. Schedule a showing today!



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