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394 Nortontown Road
Guilford, Connecticut, United States


The famous author Flora Whittemore (1890-1993), wrote The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. This quote rang true for the current owners when they purchased the charming country estate locally known as The John Crampton III house, circa 1757, painstakingly renovated and expanded in 2004. With a passion for comfort and an eye for design the owners have created a marvelous retreat from the world's activity. They tell me Our gardens and grounds are resting now but soon the raised garden beds will be ripe with vegetables, the fruit trees will be blooming and the sleeping flowers will awaken. The heated gunite pool will be ready for the first morning exercise lap, the outdoor patio with brick grilling fireplace will be set for evening's relaxation. Featuring 11 rooms, 4 full baths, 3785 SF, six working fireplaces, gathering room with a working beehive oven, library with fireplace, cook's kitchen & butler's pantry servicing both kitchen and dining room. The wide plank wood floors gleam. The back section added in 2004 concentrates on a private upper level Master Bedroom Suite & spotlights a fireplace, & full bath including 2 pedestal sinks, shower and a stand alone claw foot soaking tub. Back downstairs you enter the wine room, or entertainment room, then the attached pool house/guest qtrs with galley kit. Two laundry areas. Built in 2008, 2-bay garage with full loft. Natural gas heat, CA, whole house generator, all amenities. Gardens blooming! Aerial views and pictures do not do this property justice. It's definitely not a drive-by. Loaded with value, the owners invested wisely in the property since purchase in 2007. Whole house Central Air was added. There wasn't a garage. In 2008, at cost of $60,000. they added the generous 2-bay garage with full walk-up attic. New stonewalls were built, landscaping professionally enhanced, & much more. 2017- New roof shingles & improved back dormers for the antique section.

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