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Redding, Connecticut                    House Built by Daniel Chapman
Circa 1800 on 2.4 Acres
Redding, Connecticut

In a bucolic setting of 2.4 beautiful landscaped acres, this stately residence offers a restored and expanded circa 1800 home of gracious comfort and rich detail enhanced by stone walls, pool, gazebo, enchanting outbuildings and barn. Enjoying the quietude of a country environment, this picturesque home is still within easy reach of sophisticated dining and shopping.

Built circa 1800 originally by Daniel Chapman, this unique home is of architectural significance that reflects changing taste in Redding, being a composite of the Greek revival and Italianate style. The home was later owned by Daniel Rider in 1847, who served as a member of a 3-person committee assigned to procure recruits to serve in the Civil War. Restored and expanded, incorporating every amenity with the utmost respect for quality, detail, comfort, and historic integrity, the architectural transition from the original house to the expansive addition is seamless and aesthetically inviting. Every element of this gracious residence is warm, welcoming, and comfortable.

The first floor has a wide wrap-around porch, the prelude to the front door with wide sidelights resting on paneled bases flanked by paneled pilasters that are the hallmarks of the open foyer centered by the main stairway. Large wood doors open to the striking formal living room embellished with 6/6 sash windows resting on paneled bases, original wide wood flooring and molding. To the left of the foyer is the dining room, with a wall of windows, fireplace and wide wood flooring, that flows into a spectacular gourmet Carrera marbled center-island kitchen accented with rustic wood beams and brick hearth fireplace. Fitted with every amenity, this chef’s delight is framed with custom cabinetry, top of the line appliances, 2 refrigerator drawers, wine cooler, 2 dishwashers, gas range, double sinks as well as a walk-in pantry. Adjoining is the spectacular glass wrapped family room, centered by a handsome curved stone fireplace, a fully equipped wet bar and 2 walls of windows and French doors opening to a stone patio and decks offering the ultimate environment for large scale entertaining. A full bath and spacious mudroom with bead board paneling and old wood beams complete this level.

The second floor has three graceful stairways that ascend to the family living quarters. The cathedral ceiling master suite situated in its own wing, features a separate sitting room with fireplace, loft, a large bedroom with 2 sets of French doors extending to a deck offering stunning views of the grounds. Walk-in closet and a luxurious master bath complete the suite. Additionally, this level has 5 bedrooms, 1 full bath and laundry area. The third floor has a stairway leading to a large attic. The basement includes a wine cellar and storage.

A classic barn converted to a 2-car garage, a smaller barn-like structure that could be a wonderful artist’s studio, and also a small storage shed, an enchanting puttering shed and a gazebo complete this historic and picturesque Redding estate.

Referred to as the “Vermont within 60 miles of Manhattan”, Redding is known for its serene beauty and incomparable verdant rolling hills, pastoral meadows, sparkling streams and strikingly peaceful environment. This charming town, established in 1767 in the heart of Fairfield County, remains committed to excellence in education, preservation of its historical and natural resources, and safeguarding the wonderful quality of life it offers. Recognized for its cultural and historical heritage and home to Mark Twain, Redding comprises 32 square miles of winding country roads, some officially designated as scenic. Over 25% of the town land is permanently preserved open space, giving Redding an extraordinarily serene and rural character. With two state parks and hundreds of miles of walking trails, the beauty of New England can be enjoyed in all seasons. The bustling Main Street with restaurants and shops in the Georgetown section of Redding is another great way to enjoy the town’s charm. Metro North, Merritt Parkway and Interstate-95 provide easy access to Manhattan.

Shalini Madaras
Silver Pine Real Estate