217 Umpawaug Road, Redding, CT

Antique Gem on Desirable Scenic Road

Located on Redding’s most desirable and scenic road and nestled among multi-million dollar properties, this beautifully preserved center chimney Colonial is perfect as a full-time or weekend property. With only two owners over the last century, it retains all the history and charm of yesteryear, while functioning well for a modern lifestyle. Approximately six gorgeous acres offer the best of both worlds with a level cleared yard bordering an additional back acreage of wooded land.

Wide board chestnut floors, much original window glass, original doors, and lath and plaster walls join modern appliances, a vaulted family room and a wonderful setting to create the perfect blend of old and new. The main floor flows beautifully from room to room and includes spacious living and dining rooms, a half bath, a library with built-in bookcases and cupboards, and a four-season sunroom. The kitchen features a huge butcher block island and adjoins the vaulted family room with exposed beams. There are three working wood-burning fireplaces in the house including one with an antique crane and a beehive oven in the original “keeping room”, now the dining room.

Upstairs, the main bedroom includes a walk-in closet seldom found in homes of this era plus three additional bedrooms, each with closets. There is also a bright full bath and a cedar closet for extra storage, along with two linen closets. The walk-up attic is currently unfinished but is floored with insulation and new gable windows offering the opportunity for more finished space if so desired. The lower level full basement offers yet more room for storage and has a newer top-of-the-line boiler.

The spectacular acreage is private, serene, and surrounded by extensive dry -stacked stone walls including those covered in climbing hydrangea in the front. A bluestone slate terrace offers an idyllic space from which to relax, entertain and enjoy nature and beautiful views. The woods beyond provide for gorgeous fall foliage, wintertime bliss, westerly sunsets, and spring and summer walks. The house and detached garage were recently painted. With all of this and the most sought-after location, you cannot find better!