This 1775 home on 2.51-acres in Salisbury’s historic district is surrounded by mature perennial gardens and privacy yet is situated in the heart of the village center.  Antique charm, care, and preservation of historic details are evident throughout the home’s sprawling 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath layout. Many wide board floors; five fireplaces – two with beehive ovens; 12-over-12 window panes; and original latches, knobs, and locks throughout are some of the details that add to the warmth and charm of this special property.  A first floor Master Wing with private Sitting area and entrance overlook the Boxwood Knot Garden.  An Eat-In Kitchen, Wet Bar, Laundry Room, Study, and Living Room complete the first floor.  An Upper Level with an addition Master Suite is complemented by two additional Bedrooms, joined by a Full Bath with soaking tub.

An attached Guest Apartment with private Entrance offers additional space with one Bedroom, a Full Kitchen with brick hearth surround for the woodstove, Laundry, and a spacious Living Room.

The detached Barn-style one-car Garage with Potting Shed and Studio space above adds to the possibilities.  A unique opportunity to own a piece of history –  a private in-town oasis with rich history and keen attention to the preservation of authentic details true to its 18th-century character.

Residential Info


Garden lined front entry with Stockbridge Marble stoop etched with original “Welcome” greeting


Three Heating Zones on First Floor

Front Entry Hall: (12’x6’) pine floor, overlooking Boxwood Knot Gardens
Eat-In Kitchen: (24’x14’) wide board pine floor, oversized fireplace with beehive oven and cooking arm, cherry cabinets, double stainless-steel sink, Kitchen Aid Double wall oven, electric cooktop with hood, door to Herb Garden and Bluestone Terrace
Dining Room: (17’x14’) painted wood floor, oldest fireplace in the house – brick with beehive oven and oversized Stockbridge Marble hearthstone, door to Master Sitting Room, Dutch door to Kitchen, door to;
Covered Porch: (40’x12’) painted wood floor, overlooking picket fenced yard and gardens, newly painted 2018, door to;
Study: (15’x13’) wood floor, recessed lighting, door to Covered Porch, a doorway to Living Room, a doorway to Wet Bar
Living Room: (17’x17’) wood floor, stone fireplace with wooden mantle, wood-paneled wall, a doorway to Front Entry Hall
Wet Bar & Library: (11’x8’) painted wood floor, wooden bar with seating and bar sink, bookshelves behind barstool seating, doorways to Study, Kitchen, and Laundry Room
Laundry Room: (9’x6’) painted wood floor, two utility closets, Maytag Washer, GE Dryer, GE Upright Freezer
Half Bath: Wood floor, wooden dresser vanity


(2012 renovation)

Master Bedroom: (21’x17’) wide board pine floor, exposed beams, walk-in closet, additional closet
Master Sitting Room: (17’x11’) original wide board pine floor, built-in desk, recessed lighting, door to side entry and driveway, door to Master Bath
Master Bath: Tile floor with radiant heat, separate water closet, tile shower with glass door, single vanity, supplemental electric heat in wall


Upper-level landing with painted floor, 2 heating zones on Main House Upper Level

Second Master Bedroom: (17’x17’) wood floor, fireplace with marble hearth
Master Bath: (13’x9’) wide board pine floor, private water closet, cherry dresser vanity, tile shower, two walk-in closets
Bedroom: (15’x14’) painted wood floor, fireplace, four sets of closets, door to unused porch, a doorway to;
Full Bath: (11’x9’) tile floor, single vanity, tile shower, soaking tub with wood surround, doors to each Bedroom, built-in shelving
Bedroom: (14’x9’) wood floor, closet


8-foot ceilings, wide board pine floors, oil baseboard heat

Kitchen & Dining Area: (17’x13’) wood floor, Galley Kitchen with Barstool seating, exposed brick wall, large pantry, wooden countertops, open concept upper cabinets, electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, sink
Living Room: (21’x15’) wood floor, three storage closets in eaves
Bedroom: (14’x11’) wood floor, closet, Laundry Closet with stackable Kenmore Washer/Dryer
Full Bath: Tub/shower, wooden single vanity


One Bay Garage with electric garage door and gravel floor
Two Storage Stalls
Potting Shed with stone floor, wood & stone walls, planting workbench
Upper-Level Studio Space


(15’x10’) Bluestone Floor, vintage window construction, tin roof, large deck overlooking gardens


Boxwood Knot Garden
Fenced Vegetable Garden
Whole Property Invisible Fence
Specimen Trees: Espalier pear, maple, shagbark hickory, Norwegian pine, copper beech, tulip tree, 2 fruit bearing pear trees, 3 peach trees, 3 apple trees, crab apple, hemlock hedge
Perennial Gardens: Peonies, iris, baptisia, lilacs, topiary hydrangea, fern bed garden

Property Details

Location: 84 Main Street, Salisbury, CT 06068
Land Size: 2.51 acres
Map ID: 11//20/1/      Survey: #1552
Zoning: 2-Family Residential, Historic District
Additional Land Available: No
Road Frontage: 320 ft.
Easements: Refer to deed
Year Built: 1775
Square Footage: 4,040 sq.ft.
Main Home; Total Rooms: 9      BRs: 4      BAs: 3 Full, 1 Half
Basement: Mixed - full and crawl space, mechanicals, gravel floor
Foundation: Stone
Hatchway: From Basement to Herb Garden/Bluestone Terrace Area
Attic: Walk-up from second-floor landing, storage, second-floor air handler
Laundry Location: First floor off Wet Bar
Number of Fireplaces or Woodstoves: 5
Floors: Wood, tile
Windows: Mixed, primarily 12-over-12 pane windows with storms and screens
Hardware: Many antique locks, knobs, and latches throughout
Exterior: Clapboard and cedar shake
Driveway: Crushed stone
Roof: Asphalt
Heat: Forced hot air, 2012 Buderus furnace, baseboard heat in Apartment, radiant in Master Bath; 6 zones in the main house, 2 zones in Guest Apartment
Oil Tank(s): Two 250-gallon tanks
Air-Conditioning: Central A/C in Upper Level of Main House
Hot water: Off furnace
Plumbing: Mixed
Sewer: Septic
Water: Town
Electric: 200-amps
Cable/Satellite Dish: Cable
Generator: No
Alarm System: Northwest Alarm
Appliances: All existing appliances included
Exclusions: Eagle above side entry, drapes, light post along the driveway, copper sink in the basement, tin chandelier in the kitchen
Mil rate: $11.1      Date: 2017
Taxes: $9,219        Date: 2017
Taxes change; please verify current taxes.
Listing Agent: Elyse Harney Morris
Listing Type: Exclusive

Address: 84 Main Street, Salisbury CT 06068