MLS® ID: 170181926
85 Cherry Hill Road
Branford, Connecticut, 06405 $690,000
Graciously appointed Antique Colonial built in 1870 was once part of the Hammer Homestead. This home borders 23 acres of Land Trust consisting of beautiful meadows and woodlands. When you enter the home, you quickly get a sense of its majesty with its chestnut paneling, carved molding, post and beam construction ad gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, It was once the home of Lucy T. Hammer, the first Female Senator from Ct., serving 12 yrs. in the State Senate and 6 years in the House. Her husband, Thorvald Hammer, former President of Malleable Iron Fittings (MIF), now the site of the Stony Creek Brewery. The Hammer Woodlands preserve is much cherished for its three ponds wildflowers and privacy.
This home has 17 rooms; 9 Bedrooms, 7.1 Baths and a total of 5,028 livable sq. footage. The square footage includes a separate rear apartment renovated in 2012 that was modeled after a Garconniere as seen in New Orleans and equipped with a LR/Kitchen/BR and Bath. This apt. can be rented, used as a guest house or in-law space. The main house was once used for a Bed and Breakfast. It is also ideal for multi-generational living. Flexibility is the key and there are many options available. Lastly there are three garages and plenty of additional space to park. Come see this very unique property. Close to shopping, restaurants and I-95. Great for commuters.