Welcome to 21 Goodrich Road, in rural Simsbury, CT. Built circa 1780, listed in the national historic registry, and located on a little-traveled Scenic Road, this home offers a rare degree of privacy. Nearby schools include nationally recognized Simsbury High School and a number of independent schools: Westminster, Ethel Walker's,Miss Porter's,Avon Old Farms and Loomis Chaffee. The surrounding land is entirely protected from development. The property has been owned by the Poet Laureate of CT and his artist wife since the mid 1970's. The main home consists of 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths, and the rooms have retained much period detail, including antique wall paper, wide-board pine flooring, and stunning fireplaces. Next to the house stands a handsome gable-ended, slate-roofed barn with rounded arch windows and ornate cupola. It is a multiple-bay barn with wood-pegged post-and-beam framing. The 7.5 acres of the property include a large garden and are beautifully landscaped, offering plenty of room for raising animals and luring much bird life. Some of the updates to the property include a recently re-shingled roof with heat tapes, a five-year-old furnace, and many Anderson windows. The exterior of the home was painted in 2017. House has been wired for a generator and has a hand pump in the garden on the parcel across the street. Schedule your private viewing today.