Seaside Town Bed & Breakfast
in Converted Church $829,900
14 Lincoln Street, Niantic, CT
Style: Converted Colonial Church
Type: Bed and Breakfast/Single Family
Baths: 7 full/1 half
Sq. Feet: 6,130
Est. Taxes: $9,885
Agent: Mariette Woolfson
William Pitt Sotheby's International
Nestled on the southeastern CT shoreline, this elegant home is located in the coastal village of Niantic, within walking distance to pristine beaches, a mile long seaside boardwalk and a quaint downtown center. You will find that there’s a magical balance between lavish elegance and a gentle country charm. Built in 1879, this home started life as a Congregational Church serving the surrounding community until 1963. It proudly stands on a foundation of locally quarried granite, the same which supports the Statue of Liberty. The church weathered many storms throughout the years, from a near devastating fire in 1927 to the loss of the steeple during the infamous hurricane of 1938. The structure was restored to its former glory in 1996 for use as a home and Bed & Breakfast. In 2005 it underwent dramatic changes with an eye toward soft-spoken luxury. This property is offered with magnificent furniture, antiques, beautiful oriental rugs, crystal, china, art, bedding and is ready for occupancy.
This beautiful room is located in the two-story sanctuary of the historic building. Old mixes with new seamlessly as the original restored wide pine hardwood floors, 19th century windows of leaded glass and soaring tin ceiling are complemented by the addition of period antiques, artwork and a stunning five-foot high crystal chandelier.
Four bedrooms are in the main structure with two on the first floor and two on the second leading to the Bell Tower Library. All have Jacuzzi tubs and full baths. The windows overlook the beautiful gardens or private patio. The last two bedrooms are in the private wing with their own full baths.
A spacious room with the finest Commercial Stainless Steel Viking appliances including oven-range, refrigerator & freezer, wood floors, recessed lighting, large table for eating and/or preparation of meals, pantry with 3 sinks, dishwasher and an abundance of shelving for storage.
Although a spacious room, there’s a feeling of warmth with a fireplace, cozy corner for quiet conversation and small reading nook with books shelves. The half bath is conveniently off this room as well as a door leading to the rose garden patio.
As you arrive at 14 Lincoln Street, you are welcomed by a beautiful white arbor covered with hundreds of roses at the head of a walkway to the front door entrance that is framed by two magnificent crab apple trees. There are an abundance of perennial, heirloom flower and vegetable gardens. Apple and pear trees, grape vines, rhododendrons and holly all add to these gardens. The private patio not only has magnificent roses surrounding it but also has a Mulberry tree adjacent to it that is over 100 years old --- whimsically called the ’kissing tree’.
Area Activities and Location:
You will find antiques shops, boutiques, museums, art galleries, theaters, restaurants, spas, wineries and much more. Connecticut’s world-famous casinos are within a half-hour drive from Niantic and offer something for everyone - gaming live entertainment, restaurants and shopping. Niantic is very conveniently located about one and a half hours from Boston and two hours from New York City. The bus and train stations in New London are only a few minutes drive.
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