The historic Able Morehouse property, built in 1768 for Able Morehouse, situated on 24 acres in Redding, will be sold at an on site auction on October 28. The house boasts hundreds of years of rich history, yet is suited for today’s luxury homeowner.
The historic house was redesigned in 1902 by prominent New York architect Noble Foster Hoggson in his version of the Colonial Revival Style. Ever since, owners have enjoyed the bright, peaceful rooms. The most recent renovation occurred in 2006.
With large, bright living spaces – once home to spirited debates on liberty and independence – the house features 6 beds, 6 full and 2 half baths, and nearly 6,400 sf of finished area. A finished attic provides a convertible 7th bedroom.
Inside, a blend of old and new makes the home comfortable for modern buyers. Open rooms, wide-plank hardwood floors, charming bedrooms, zoned central heating and cooling, six fireplaces and a spacious kitchen combine to provide the convenience of the contemporary era with the warmth and character of an historical home.
Additional features include an in-ground pool, pool house with dining area and cabana bath, and a two-story, 8,000 sq ft barn with radiant heat.
The beautiful grounds and gardens, some designed by Foster Hoggson, surround the main residence. Details include a reflecting pond and grapevine-covered arbors that combine with the expansive grounds, creating a peaceful and serene setting that belies the two hour commute to New York City.
Of the property’s 24 acres, 10 are protected under conservation, with non-development rights in perpetuity preserving the open space, the privacy and the view.
Newer additions include a heated gunite pool, award-winning pool house with full bath and covered outdoor dining, and an incredible 8,000 sf, two-story barn with radiant heat and one half bath. The barn was built to residential standards to house a car collection, but would be easily converted to a luxurious equestrian facility.
AT A GLANCE
6 Bedrooms (attic convertible to 7th) / 5 Baths / 2 Half Bths (main residence)
1 Bath (pool house)
1 Half Bath (barn)
6,385 sq. ft. (main residence)
8,000 sq. ft. (barn)
Renovated: 1902, 2006
Lot Size: +24 acres
AUCTION AND OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION
Ppen house previews of the Able Morehouse property are being held daily from 12:00-4:00pm until the auction.
The auction is set for Saturday October 28, 2017 and will take place on site at 1:00pm.
The estate was previously offered at $5.5 million, and is now selling at or above $1,250,000
Bidders must be registered by Oct 27 at 5:00pm EDT and can call Platinum Luxury Auctions for registration information at (800) 495-7765.
The property is listed and offered for sale by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. The Listing Agent is Laura Freed Ancona
Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited.
Click for more photos of the Able Morehouse property.
Settled in the 1600s, Redding was recognized as a parish in 1729 and granted its first U.S. Post Office in 1809. In 1778, the town was used as a winter encampment and served as a home for 3,000 soldiers charged with guarding the Danbury supply depot and defending against Sir Henry Clinton’s attacks from New York in the Revolutionary War; since then the town has seen the establishment of rail service, historical mining advances, and factories ringing in the industrial revolution. Small, picturesque and easily accessible via car and train from New York City, Redding has become a coveted community for those who wish to maintain a weekend home or main residence outside of Manhattan’s bustle.
Named one of the top small towns in Connecticut in 2012 by Connecticut Magazine and one of the best small towns in the country by CNN Money in 2009, Redding emphasizes culture and education, and is ranked 11th out of Connecticut’s 169 municipalities in median household income. Local John Reade Middle School has won a National Blue Ribbon distinction, and other schools in the area are consistently ranked among the best in the state. In addition to the thriving visual arts scene, several movies have been filmed in town, including Wes Craven’s directorial debut in The Last House On The Left, 1975’s The Stepford Wives and the 1967 classic Valley of the Dolls. From Samuel Clemens to Meatloaf, many illustrious people have called Redding home; Jessica Tandy, Christopher Walken, Flannery O’Connor, Daryl Hall and Leonard Bernstein are other famed residents of this charming town.
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