Property Address: 988 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438
Contact: Allison Gentile-Pollack, Agent
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
670 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Telephone: 203-980-3709
Property URL: http://www.planomatic.com/122969
Date Business Established:
Trade Association Affiliations:: Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, Connecticut Bed and Breakfast Association, Connecticut Lodging Association, American Hotel and Lodging Association, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Central Regional Tourism District.
Financials Verified: Yes
Area Description: The Nehemiah Brainerd House is an eighteenth century home located in beautiful Middlesex County, Connecticut, only five minutes from the world-renowned Goodspeed Opera House, a short distance from Gillette Castle State Park, the Essex Steam Train and the historic town of Essex. Less than an hour from the largest casinos in the world, as well as a number of world class outlet stores. 20 minutes to the beautiful shoreline beaches. 2 hours to Boston and New York. There’s no end to the attractions, antiques, sporting activities, gourmet dining, live theater, shopping and sightseeing.
Site Description: Welcome to the Nehemiah Brainerd House! An award winning Bed & Breakfast with 3 separate residences & 8 guest rooms set on 5 park-like acres overlooking the Connecticut River & Haddam Meadows State Park. The main house was originally built in 1765 of post & beam construction & was featured on HGTV’s “If Walls Could Talk”. In 1932, famous novelist Katharine Brush purchased the property & moved the house 400 feet back off Saybrook Road & added 2 wings. The residence lives like a sophisticated home of the 1930’s with stunning lines & generous rooms. That same year, she built the famous “Laurel Cottage”, originally a writers retreat, it sits on a promontory above the park & river. Located down a pine needle path, the 1 bedroom, 794sf pristine cottage was completely restored & added on to recently, complete with a full bath & kitchen. In 2010, the main house underwent an extensive renovation. The 5 bedroom, 2658sf colonial is completely updated with the finest finishes and modern mechanicals. The Carriage House was built in 2015 & features a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home on the upper level equipped with a full kitchen, living room & 904sf of living space. The lower level features a finished/heated 3 car garage, for a total of 5 garages. This unique property offers many possibilities, including significant income potential. Located near the Goodspeed Opera House, this peaceful, private spot is an irresistible compound in a quaint locale. Turnkey business & most furnishings included. Owner financing available.
Main house– Top to bottom restoration over a seven-year period while maintaining its historic New England charm as follows:New exterior clapboarding and insulation, new cedar shingle roof, new plumbing, central AC, new kitchen, restored and expanded stone patio and stone walls with local “Haddam granite”, updated all bathrooms retaining charm of 1932 fixtures, paint and wallpaper, refinished all wood floors, tankless instant hot water heater, security System installed including low temperature and carbon monoxide detection, radiant heat in master bathroom, refinished attic space with Palladian window handmade by local joiner and a propane fireplace.
Carriage house– Newly built in 2014, it has a three-bay heated garage below and 860 square feet of living space above that includes two private bedrooms with Jack and Jill bathroom, a great room with cathedral ceiling and propane fireplace, full kitchen, and French doors to outside deck with gorgeous views.
Laurel Cottage– The cottage needed extensive restoration which we undertook about nine years ago. We maintained all the beautiful wood floors/paneling and the original floor plan but added a full kitchen and large bathroom with both a shower and pedestal soaking tub. It now has both central air and heat, a propane stone fireplace, restored stone patio with grill area, tankless instant hot water heater, new septic system, radiant heat, and is decorated with William Morris reproduction wallpapers. It is located down a private pine needle path on a promontory over the state park and the Connecticut River. Totally romantic and private.
Offering: Property, turnkey business, including most furnishings being offered for $1,150,000. Property alone being offered at $999,000.
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- Property Taxes: $14,404
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