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.
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