Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Henry Schieffer House, Cheshire

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This center-chimney house is in danger of being torn down, because it sits on a desirable ten-acre parcel that has attracted the interest of developers.  Built in 1805, the house rests on a fieldstone foundation almost at grade.  It has a classic, symmetrical facade centered on a front door with side lights.  Unlike many historic houses, the exterior has not been overwhelmed in later foundation plantings.Inside the house retains four brick fireplaces and chestnut beams.  There are ten rooms with two full bathrooms.  The staircase to the attic still exists.  The owner would prefer to the see the house survive and the land remain undeveloped.  Price $1.7 million. Contact: 860-982-1215.