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c. 1785 Colonial

Killingworth, Connecticut 06419

Nettleton Homestead

View from West
View from West
The new 24 X 36 post and beam barn includes two garage bays, loft and workshop. The arched window and workshop window are salvaged antiques. The shop is fully insulated and heated using propane. The large loft, accessed by a full staircase, provides opportunities for a studio, home business or volume storage.
Set on 5.8 acres, this lovely antique property boasts four large bedrooms. Three Bedrooms with two full baths are in the 18th century portion of the house. A new Master Suite with separate office/study and Family Room are located in the 20th Century addition. A New England style post and beam barn provides two garage bays, a heated shop and a large loft. A separate Carriage House with potting shed can house two more cars. Estate like grounds, perennial gardens framed by stone walls, bluestone entrance patio and Tennis Court all enhance the beauty of this country retreat.
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Approaching from the north
Approaching from the north
Shows 20th Century addition that houses the Master Suite, Home Office and Family Room
View from South
View from South
A summer view of the yard, house,addition, and screen porch.
Fire burning in one of the four workinng fireplaces in the 1785 portion of the home. There is another fireplace in the family room in the 20th Century addition.
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room has one of four (4) fireplaces in 1785 portion of the house
Keeping Room
Keeping Room
This hearth is the heart of the home in the winter.
Keeping Room
Keeping Room
Looking toward the south window you can see the hand planed boards that box the summer beams and the ripples in the rolled glass window panes.
"Parlor Bedroom"
"Parlor Bedroom"
The Parlor Bedroom is above the Parlor on the SW corner of the house. It has its own fireplace and full bath.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
MBR features a 10' ceilings, a skylight, walk-in closet and five fixture Master Bath. It is next to the study/home office.
Master Bathroom
Master Bathroom
MBath features large tiled shower with marble seat and separate shower control, dual sinks, and soaking tub set in dark hardwood.
Enter via the patio
Enter via the patio
Blue stone patio welcomes you to the Keeping Room door or the screened porch
Spring brings flowers
Spring brings flowers
First arrive the daffodils. Lots of daffodils across the front, in the back and even a few in the woods.
The show continues
The show continues
The Lilacs on the south and west explode in color.
View from the North
View from the North
Check out the "Beauty Bush" on the patio. One of several around the property.
View of Funeral Door
View of Funeral Door
The blooming Bradford Pear frames the south end of the house showing the "Funeral Door" into the parlor.
Spring on the Porch
Spring on the Porch
Enjoy the beautiful view of the property from the large screened porch. You'll live on the porch in the warm weather!
2 Stories
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,325
Unheated Sq. Ft. 300
Acres 5.8


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Breakfast Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Finished Basement
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Walk out Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Barn
  • Circular driveway
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Skylight
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Septic Tank
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Transoms
  • Home Office
  • Keeping Room

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18th Century Charm with 21st Centry Functionality

This pristine 1785 Colonial boasts a total of 3948 sq. ft. of living space, plus a 300 sq. ft. screened porch off the Kitchen. Wide board chestnut and poplar floors, doors with wrought iron thumb-latch hardware and hand-planed boxed beams are some of its many original features. All four fireplaces in the 1785 portion of the home (as well as the fireplace in the 20th century addition) are in operating condition. The original stone foundation basement and full walk-up attic provide substantial storage space.

The Kitchen, located in the 19th Century "summer kitchen" addition, features exposed beams and a spacious eating area. A center island with a solid cherry countertop is complemented by an antique apple ladder pot rack. Recent updates including stainless steel appliances, solid surface countertops, freshly painted cabinets and upgraded lighting combine Colonial charm with 21st Century function.

200 amp electrical service is set-up with a generator (located in the barn) that will run all mechanical systems (HVAC & well) and power the Kitchen. Heat comes from a high efficiency oil system that delivers heat via hydro-air and hot water to four zones. The Master Bedroom Suite has central A/C.

In addition to mechanical upgrades, significant maintenance and sensitive restoration work has been completed within the last ten years. The roof is Certainteed Woodscape AR 30 architectural shingle. The home was resided and insulated in 2008 with quarter-sawn western hemlock clapboard and finished with the Cabot factory finish system.


Parlor 16 X 15 FP
Dining 16 X 15 FP
Keeping 27 X 12 FP
Kitchen (EIK) 12 X 25
Family 28 X 22 FP
MBR 22 X 14 FBath MBath 5 Fixture
2Bed (FP) 16 X 15 FBath
3Bed 16 X 14 FBath
4Bed 14 X 12
Powder RM ½ Bath 1st Fl
Screened Porch 12 X 25
Other Rooms Laundry 1st Fl Office
Butler’s Pantry
Walk-in Closet

Orig. Const. 1785/c. 1820/1970


Barn NE Post & Beam
1½ Story/Loft 24 X 36
2 Car bays 12 X 24 Shop
Garage 2 Car bays Potting Shed


Foundation 38 X 25 Stone
Attic Full walk-up
Exterior Wood Clap/Barn
Roof New (30 yr)
Mech AutoGDR (Barn)
Phone MLTLINE (4)
Driveway Gravel
Security Yes Smoke/CO2


Levels Multiple
Basement Full/Unfinished
Barn Heated shop
Floors Antique plank
Int Feat Boxed & Exp. Beams
Staircases 2
# FP 5
Ext Feat Patio/Gardens


Year Built 1785
Est. Acre 5.8
Living Space 3948 sq. ft.
SubDiv No
County Middlesex
Zone Residential

Archived in January, 2013

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