$1,795,000 / Early American Colonial
Sheldon Tavern, built in 1760, is one of the most historic houses in all of Connecticut named after the original builder, Elisha Sheldon. This three-story mansard roof Colonial is most important in establishing Litchfield's early Colonial architecture. It has 17 rooms -- 6 bedrooms, 5-½ baths, 7 fireplaces, 2 formal dining rooms, front parlor, and library. Large open two-story rear porch overlooking the backyard which includes guesthouse, in-ground pool with cabana, and tennis court all on 6.55 acres in the heart of the Historic District.
Litchfield represents one of the finest examples of a colonial village in New England. Rich in history, the town has carefully preserved its extensive late 18th century architecture, picturesque village green and beautiful country setting. Many outstanding private schools are within 20 miles augmenting an excellent public school system. Fine dining is available at restaurants and country inns throughout the region. Also nearby are private country clubs, private golf course, beautiful Bantam Lake and the conservation properties of White Memorial Foundation with over 4,000 acres of cross-country skiing, riding, and hiking trails.