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215 N Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
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Listing 6 out of 162
$2,300,000 For Sale

856 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443

4 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
5,586 sq ft; lot: 1.81 acres - MLS# 170137776
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Welcome to "The Ledges", an in-town, yet private estate like no other on the CT Shoreline, south of the Post Road. Referred to as the "flagship property" of downtown Madison, this turn of the century house, built in 1903 by the prominent Scranton family, sits proudly on top a hill of 1.8 acres, affording convenience yet total privacy. The house is an architectural gem w/ high ceilings, hand-carved period moldings, bay windows, French doors, balconies, a large porch and a beautiful bluestone terrace. As you enter the front door, the "piece de resistance" is a two-story spiral staircase. Large scale rooms w/ plaster walls exude old world charm throughout. The 4 of 4.5 bathrooms have all been custom designed with marble floors, imported tiles, & Waterworks fixtures. Large eat-in kitchen w/ orig tall glass & wood cabinets include a butlers pantry w/wet bar. The "greenhouse" has French doors w/ North & South access to the outside. Comfortable study/sitting room has views of the property from its large bay window. Elegant South facing dining room & living room to right & left of the foyer. Finished attic rooms. This is a gardeners' dream property which includes topiary gardens, specimen plantings, sprawling stone walls, & terraced yard. The 4 car detached carriage house/garage & workshop includes a second-floor caretakers' apartment & workshop. A 2nd apartment in old "servants' quarters" creates an additional INCOME stream or fantastic in-home office. Agent/Owner


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family Home
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: New Haven County
  • Zip Code: 06443
  • Year Built: 1903
  • Elementary School: Per Board Of Ed
  • Middle School: Per Board Of Ed, Per Board Of Ed
  • High School: Daniel Hand
  • Sq.Ft.: 5,586 sq ft
  • Style: Colonial, Antique
  • Total Rooms: 12
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 4
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: See Basement Details
  • Garage: Detached Garage, 4
  • Fireplace: 2, Living Room, Dining Room
  • Lot Size: 1.81 acres
  • Baths: 5
  • Waterfront: Water Community, Walk To Water
  • Zoning: R-2
  • Area: All Areas
  • Appliances Included: Electric Cooktop, Electric Range, Oven/Range, Counter Grill, Wall Oven, Microwave, Freezer, Subzero, Icemaker, Dishwasher, Washer, Electric Dryer
  • Attic Description: Finished, Heated, Storage Space
  • Attic YN: Yes
  • Basement Details: Partial, Crawl Space, Partially Finished, Concrete Floor, Interior Access, Sump Pump
  • Bedroom 1: 16.10 x 14.10 Upper-Level Balcony/Deck,French Doors,Hardwood Floor,Jack & Jill Bath,Marble Floor,Stall Shower
  • Bedroom 2: 16.90 x 12.80 Upper-Level Balcony/Deck,French Doors,Hardwood Floor,Jack & Jill Bath,Marble Floor,Stall Shower
  • Bedroom 3: 12.90 x 12.10 Upper-Level Full Bath,Hardwood Floor,Marble Floor,Tub w/Shower
  • Color: White
  • Construction Description: Frame, Stone, Masonry
  • Den: 12.30 x 9.20 Main-Level 9 ft+ Ceilings,Bay/Bow Window,Book Shelves,Built-In Hutch,Tile Floor
  • Dining Room: 16.90 x 14.50 Main-Level 9 ft+ Ceilings,Bay/Bow Window,Fireplace,French Doors,Hardwood Floor
  • Directions: Route 79 South, Left On Boston Post Road. Go Through First Light (Across From Movie Theatre) Immediately Bear Right Onto Small Road That Runs Parallel W/Route One. Driveway On Right, Through Stone Pillars Up Drive. Turn Left Into Circle At Top Of Hill.
  • Driveway Type: Private, Paved, Asphalt
  • Energy Features: Storm Doors, Storm Windows
  • Exterior Features: Balcony, Barn, French Doors, Fruit Trees, Garden Area, Guest House, Porch, Stone Wall, Terrace
  • Exterior Siding: Shake, Cedar, Wood
  • Foundation Type: Masonry, Stone
  • Fuel Tank Location: In Basement
  • Heat Fuel Type: Oil
  • Heat Type: Hot Air, Radiator
  • Hot Water Description: Electric, Oil
  • In Law Apartment YNP: Yes
  • Interior Features: Cable - Available, Cable - Pre-Wired, Elevator, Security System
  • Kitchen: 20.00 x 11.50 Main-Level Built-In Hutch,Dining Area,French Doors,Hardwood Floor,Island
  • Laundry Room Info: Upper Level
  • Laundry Room Location: Orig Cupboards & Pull Out Folding Tables
  • Living Room: 26.00 x 19.11 Main-Level 9 ft+ Ceilings,Book Shelves,Fireplace,French Doors,Hardwood Floor
  • Lot Description: Historic District, Dry, Cleared, Rolling, Fence - Stone, Professionally Landscaped
  • MBR Suite: 15.80 x 11.10 Upper-Level Balcony/Deck,French Doors,Full Bath,Hardwood Floor,Stone Floor,Tub w/Shower
  • Mil Rate Base: 28.350
  • Mil Rate Total: 28.350
  • Nearby Amenities: Golf Course, Health Club, Library, Medical Facilities, Playground/Tot Lot, Public Transportation, Shopping/Mall, Tennis Courts
  • Office: 14.60 x 10.11 Upper-Level Full Bath,Hardwood Floor,Marble Floor,On 3rd Floor,Vaulted Ceiling,Wall/Wall Carpet
  • Other: 4.70 x 5.40 Main-Level 9 ft+ Ceilings,Built-Ins,Double-sink,Hardwood Floor,Pantry,Wet Bar
  • Other 2: 10.00 x 5.70 Main-Level 9 ft+ Ceilings,Book Shelves,Hardwood Floor
  • Rec/Play Room: 28.30 x 12.40 Upper-Level On 3rd Floor
  • Rec/Play Room 2: 18.00 x 16.80 Upper-Level Hardwood Floor,On 3rd Floor,Vaulted Ceiling
  • Roof Information: Asphalt Shingle
  • Room Count: 14
  • Rooms Additional: Foyer
  • Sewage System: Septic
  • Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade: 5586
  • Sun Room: 24.10 x 6.70 Main-Level Atrium,Cathedral Ceiling,French Doors,Limestone Floor,Stone Floor
  • Tax Year: July 2019-June 2020
  • Water Source: Public Water Connected
Courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l

Dan Combs Real Estate
215 N Main St

Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone: 203-265-2356
Fax: 203-265-4774


Dear Joanne, Thank you so much for all that you did to help my parents with our move! We are all so incredibly happy in our new home, words can't even describe it. Thank you for everything~it means the world!   Layne
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