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1800's Connecticut Cottage That Time Forgot
Wow, you don't see homes like this anymore.
Ashley Brewer
05.02.18

Located just off the Clinton Harbor, in Clinton Connecticut, sits an adorable cottage that hasn’t changed much since the day it was built – and that was in 1800.

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A couple of centuries ago, many blue-collar workers opted for smaller, tight-knit homes for their families. Extra amenities of today, like a media room or entertainment room, simply didn’t exist. And although quite a few of these historic cottages still exist today, or have been built to resemble one, many of them have modern upgrades – not this one!

To make things official, the adorable cottage is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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According to Wikipedia, “The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government’s official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance.”

There are more than 1 million properties on the register, although only 80,000 of them are listed individually; the remainder are contributing resources within historic districts.

Open the front door and take a step back in time – starting with the living room.

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Unlike many homes today, this cottage does not have an open floor plan, which was more of the standard back in the 1800s. The home features its original hardwood floors, antique rugs, and furniture, and a gorgeous fireplace as the focal point.

Despite not having a fully open floor plan, the living room is quite large.

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Sit and converse with friends and family next to the fire in the grand living room that features a large built-in cabinet in the corner. The warm wood beams and molding around the windows and floorboards are a beautiful contrast to the white walls. Notice the minimal decor, keeping the focus on the antique furnishings and architecture of the home.

Adjacent to the main living room is a smaller ‘family room.’

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Enjoy an informal meal or your morning coffee at the small round table set for four. The family room boasts another fireplace, common for homes of this era, and the wood beams and molding have taken on a different hue.

Looking the opposite direction, you can see more of the glorious, antique furniture that perfectly compliments the history of the home. A framed window lets in plenty of natural light and opens up the space.

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Celebrate special occasions or holidays in the cottage’s formal dining room.

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Walk just past the family room to enter this stunning dining space. The formal dining area boasts a larger rectangular table located in the center of the room. It sits under a simple ‘candle’ chandelier.

A few steps down from the kitchen (not pictured) is a sunroom with a rustic feel.

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In yet another space to relax, the sunroom has an antique sofa, armchair, and lounge chair with a coffee table. Each room has the furniture and decor of what you might have seen in the year 1800.

Aside from updated plumbing, the bathroom has also stayed true to its historic roots

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The bathroom is small, with vintage appliances, but it has all of the basic amenities you could need – including an antique soaking tub. A small shelf sits on the now-defunct radiator heater.

Head upstairs to reach the landing with beautiful artwork.

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The artwork is of a scene from Clinton back in the 1800s, a wonderful homage to the home and town’s history. A red banister wraps around and looks beautiful against the hardwoods.

Upstairs, you’ll find the cottage’s two bedrooms.

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Each bedroom features sloped ceilings and charming built-in nooks – common in older homes. Both of them have a surprising amount of square footage.

To get a better understanding of the home’s layout – here’s the floorplan.

Downstairs

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Upstairs

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For more pictures of this incredible home, and views of their backyard with additional barn – head over to the Zillow listing.

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By Ashley Brewer
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Ashley Brewer is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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