Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

888 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport

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This small late-nineteenth-century vernacular house is on the market in the Mill Hill neighborhood and may become a victim of the destructive teardown trend. The area is experiencing development pressure, and the building is endangered by its small size and the desirability of the land it occupies. The house has a front porch with decorative brackets at the sides (not visible in photo). Wood shingles sheath the exterior, and the foundation is made of fieldstone. The interior has oak and pine floors.  The building contains 1,130 square feet of floor space and stands on a parcel of about one and a half acres. The property is primarily open and sunny, with a wooded glen and a stream at the rear. Two sides of the lot retain stonewalls. There is also a nineteenth-century outhouse on the property.The location is about one mile from the historic village of Southport and Southport Harbor. Price: $539,000Contact: Norman Marsilius, 203-255-3449.