Charming 1738 dutch colonial, the Charles H. Curtis house located in South Britain, Southbury’s Historic district #2. Built by Liet. Hezekiah Porter, once occupied by Gamaliel Benham, a commissioned Col. in the King Phillips' (French & Indian) War.
Original wide Mahogany, white & red oak, and Tulip tree hard wood floors throughout, recently refinished. Vaulted kitchen ceiling, stainless steel appliances, Plain & Fancy Cabinets and 2 wine chillers. The Olde Taverne room is 40’ long, includes a fireplace with bee hive oven. There are three additional fireplaces.
The property includes perennial gardens, vegetable and herb garden, with a drip irrigation system. Two, handsome, centuries old, sugar maples guard the front of the property, with a private gravel lane. New cedar shake roof, plumbing, natural gas boiler, with Amitrol tank, new electrical, 20 amp service and 220 V outlets, natural gas hookup for outdoor grilling.
This home is listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes, charming neighborhood, school bus pickup, close to shopping, and easy access to the highway. Platt Farm open space, Southbury Land Trust hiking trails, Pomperaug River and Audubon Center Bent of the River all within walking distance.