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Listing 11 out of 17
$439,900 For Sale

51 Housatonic Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

4 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,596 sq ft; lot: 18731 sq ft lot - MLS# 170189555
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Welcome to the John Carrington House! Magnificent Historical Greek Revival Colonial in the heart of the highly sought after Milford Downtown district. Steps to the train station, the Milford Green with unique shops and restaurants and the picturesque Milford harbor. Over 2500 sq.ft. with many renovations including the updated, modern kitchen with heated flooring, bar area with double beverage coolers, mud room and new powder room. The original wide plank floors give the home character and quality that cannot be duplicated. There are a total of six fireplaces, two of which are in working condition, including the large hearth with beehive oven! The second level has 4 bedrooms, all with original wide plank floors and two full bathrooms. In addition, there is a 3rd floor finished attic with 400 sq.ft. additional living space. Outside in the private fully fenced yard, you will love relaxing on the pretty patio while admiring the beautiful mature gardens. A two-car detached garage completes this perfect property! This historical home awaits its new family to write the next chapter..., Welcome to the John Carrington home! In March 2000, the current owners bought this unique Milford home. They are the 9th family to live in this historical home. Their first residential home, the John Carrington House is recognized by the Milford Preservation Trust as a Historically Significant Landmark, yet it is not located in a historical district, allowing the owners to honorably update the home without the restrictions imposed by the city and district codes. History of the home is available but the records are incomplete. Although records state that the home was built in 1785 as Federal style home its architecture suggests it is an Early Greek Revival built between 1815 and 1825. The owners believe there was a fire and subsequent rebuilding as evident from charred floorboards that can be seen from the basement under newer and narrow hardwood. Dr. John Carrington was the son of Elias Carrington, a Revolutionary Patriot and doctor who helped care for 200 American small pox victims who were famously dumped on the beach by British prison ships in January 1777. Elias and Esther Northrup of Milford had two sons named John: John born 14 March 1772 in Milford died the following year on 20 Sept. 1773. In 1776, another son was born and named John (using the same name was typical practice with high mortality rates). He became a doctor and married Susan Pond (born January 29, 1786 - died May 22, 1867) on November 23, 1806. Dr. Carrington served in the War of 1812. His tombstone in Milford Cemetary reads: "In memory of Doct. John Carrington who died after an illness of three days April the 7th 1871, aged 41. For nearly 17 years he engaged in the practice of physics in this place and was a highly esteemed as a prudent, judicious and skillful physician..." This is his home. Susan Pond lived here for 50 years after John died. Many records can be found under name. We hope you love this home as much as we have! If we weren't living across the Atlantic in Sweden for the past 6 years, and now London, this would be our home for many, many more years.


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family Home
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: New Haven County
  • Zip Code: 06460
  • Year Built: 1785
  • Elementary School: Orange Avenue
  • Middle School: Harborside
  • High School: Joseph A. Foran
  • Sq.Ft.: 2,596 sq ft
  • Style: Colonial, Antique
  • Total Rooms: 9
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: Full With Walk-Out, Unfinished
  • Garage: Detached Garage, 2
  • Fireplace: 2, Living Room, Dining Room, Study, Master Bedroom
  • Lot Size: 18731 sq ft lot
  • Baths: 3
  • Waterfront: Water Community, Beach Rights
  • Zoning: R12
  • Area: All Areas
  • Appliances Included: Oven/Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher
  • Attic Description: Walk-Up, Finished
  • Attic YN: Yes
  • Bedroom 1: x Upper-Level Wide Board Floor
  • Bedroom 2: x Upper-Level Softwood Floor
  • Bedroom 3: x Upper-Level LaminateFloor
  • Color: Blue
  • Construction Description: Frame
  • Dining Room: x Main-Level Fireplace,Softwood Floor,Wide Board Floor
  • Directions: West Main Or High St To Housatonic Ave
  • Eat-In Kitchen: x Main-Level Built-Ins,Granite Counters,Tile Floor
  • Exterior Features: Deck, Patio
  • Exterior Siding: Wood
  • Foundation Type: Stone
  • Fuel Tank Location: Non Applicable
  • Heat Fuel Type: Natural Gas
  • Heat Type: Baseboard, Radiator
  • Hot Water Description: Natural Gas
  • Laundry Room Info: Lower Level
  • Living Room: x Main-Level Fireplace,Softwood Floor
  • Lot Description: Level Lot
  • Master Bedroom: x Upper-Level Fireplace,Wide Board Floor
  • Mil Rate Base: 27.710
  • Mil Rate Total: 27.710
  • Nearby Amenities: Library, Medical Facilities, Park, Shopping/Mall, Walk To Bus Lines
  • Other: x Other-Level On 3rd Floor,Softwood Floor
  • Roof Information: Asphalt Shingle
  • Room Count: 9
  • Rooms Additional: Bonus Room, Mud Room, Sitting Room
  • Sewage System: Public Sewer Connected
  • Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade: 2596
  • Study: x Main-Level Fireplace,Softwood Floor
  • Tax Year: July 2019-June 2020
  • Water Source: Public Water Connected
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage
   Stacy Blake - Broker/Owner

   Phone: 203-927-9689

  Mailing Address:
   8 Daniel Street, Milford, CT 06460


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