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  • 1870
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Active Status Single Family Home
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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.

Address: 85 Cherry Hill Road
State: CT
City: Branford
County: New Haven
Zip Code: 06405
MLS#: 170181926
MLS Area:
Taxes: $11,983

Price History

Date Price Event Change MLS#:
4/15/2019 $690,000 List Price 170181926
11/7/2018 $690,000 List Price -5.35% 170120888
9/7/2018 $729,000 List Price 170120888
6/6/2018 $729,000 List Price 170092311

Assigned School Zones

  • Elementary School:Mary T. Murphy
  • Middle School:Francis Walsh
  • High School:Branford

Nearby Schools

St Mary School(Preschool-8)
Mary T. Murphy School(Preschool-4)5
John B. Sliney School(Preschool-4)5
Indian Neck School(Preschool-Preschool)
Carbone School/East Haven Academy(3-8)
Mary R. Tisko School(Preschool-4)
Francis Walsh Intermediate School(5-8)3
St Mary School(Preschool-8)
Joseph Melillo Middle School(6-8)
Carbone School/East Haven Academy(3-8)
Pathways(6-12)
Francis Walsh Intermediate School(5-8)3
Branford High School(9-12)3
Pathways(6-12)

Interior Details

  • Appliances:Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher
  • Amenities:Health Club, Library, Shopping/Mall
  • Features:Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Pre-Wired, Security System
  • Furnished:
  • Floor Type:
  • Cooling:Ceiling Fans, Window Unit
  • Heating:Hot Water, Radiant, Zoned
  • Basement Details:Full With Walk-Out,Unfinished,Garage Access,Storage
  • Fuel:Natural Gas
  • Extras:Thermopane Windows
  • Other Rooms:17

Exterior Details

  • Home Construction
  • Features:Patio
  • WaterFront Description:Not Applicable
  • Exposure:
  • Roof Type:Asphalt Shingle
  • Garage Spaces:
  • Pool:No
  • Utilities:
  • Lot Description:Level Lot,Lightly Wooded,Treed
  • Foundation:Stone
  • Exterior:Vinyl Siding
  • Sewer:Public Sewer In Street,Septic

Community Details

  • HOA: $0/mo
    Fees Include:
  • Misc:Single Family For Sale

Rental Information

  • Rental Income:$0
  • Rental Number:0
  • Directions:I-95 to Exit 54 (Cedar St.) First Right at light onto Rte 1 follow to Cherry Hill Rd. on Right. Go straight til you get to #85 on the Right.

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Property Information Last Updated: 4/24/2019 3:44:29 PM
Property Listed By Page Taft - Christie's IRE


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