The world has changed significantly since contractors put the first board in place on this historic lakefront Connecticut home in 1940. In addition to changing styles, trends, and innovations, the pace of society has accelerated dramatically as well, so the need to retreat from hustle and bustle stress has never been greater.
But this modernized log main house and guest cabin contain everything right outside the door to put you in rest and relaxation mode, including beautiful lake views, a large dock, private beach, two decks, and three-quarters of an acre lot with old growth trees, natural greenery, a lush lawn and plenty of room for entertaining and parking.
Besides an open floor plan, the 1,686-square-feet main house contains two bedrooms, two baths, and an office that can double as a third bedroom. Fireplaces are in the great room and master bedroom, and other features include wood flooring, a vaulted beamed ceiling in the living area, and a light-filled sunroom that opens onto one of the decks. The one-bedroom, one-bath guest cabin contains a full kitchen, wood floors, and a 600-square-feet screened porch.
Located at 5 Echo Lane North in Sherman, Connecticut, the historic lake houses are just two miles from the charming town center as well as the park, playground, pavilion, tennis courts, and golf course. You’ll have plenty of small-town feel in scenic Sherman, which is nestled in the Housatonic Valley at the northern end of Candlewood Lake, the state’s largest lake. Incorporated in 1802, the town is primarily a rural community with an estimated population of less than 4,000 residents and a land mass of 23.4 square miles.
History and lore are embedded deep in Sherman culture. Native people of Algonquian lineage originally occupied the town, and the Sherman Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Naromiyocknowhusunkatankshunk Brook is located on the northern side of town. The 29-letter Aboriginal name means “water flowing from the hills.”
Sherman is the namesake of Roger Sherman, a Founding Father of the United States and the only person to sign all four founding papers of the United States – the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution. After serving in the Connecticut House of Representatives and as a Justice of the Superior Court of Connecticut, he represented the state at the Continental Congress and was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence.
Sherman was the second-oldest delegate at the 1787 Philadelphia Convention that produced the U.S. Constitution, and Benjamin Franklin was the oldest. Sherman later represented Connecticut on the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He likewise owned a cobbler shop in Sherman, Connecticut that has since been reconstructed and relocated to the Sherman Historical District.
The home is listed by Kathleen Harrison with Fazzone & Harrison Realty. To see more photos, check out the listing here.