About This 1780 Dutch Colonial For Sale In Mansfield Connecticut
One of Mansfield’s finest antique homes. Center hall, 8 room, 8 fireplace colonial. Built in 1780 as a single-family home by Samuel Sargeant for his two sons’ families, the house has two large kitchen fireplaces. A rare feature. It was one of Mansfields largest homes. The house changed hands many times and was a farm, tavern, WW1 recovery hospital, law office, and halfway house.
Preservation started in 1996 by present owner. 240 years of lead paint was stripped from every wood molding, paneling, and window and replaced with historic colors. All missing antique hardware replaced with period hardware. All modern glass replaced with period antique glass. Wide board flooring in every room. All fireplaces work. Both chimneys rebuilt in the 1970’s. Mechanicals are recent and modern.
The original eight room house was added to in the 1950’s, with an addition that includes kitchen, family room, bath, and two car garage. The main house has three bedrooms and two full baths. The main floor has a living room, large dining room, and library and study (could be used as bedrooms or home office. The family room in the later addition has a ¾ bath and could be used as an in-law apartment.
The property is also zoned professional office space. The finest example of period correct living you will ever see!