This $695K East Haddam Saltbox Is One of the Oldest Dwellings on the Connecticut Market

This circa-1690 saltbox is one of the oldest homes on the market in Connecticut.The buzz out of East Haddam is the listing of a circa-1690 saltbox, one of the oldest dwellings on the Connecticut market. It served as the town tavern before it was converted into the residence that would be home to American painter and illustrator W. Langdon Kihn, best known for his portraits of Native Americans. Indeed, the walls of one of the upstairs rooms are still painted with his murals, depicting Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. On seven acres, featuring parterre gardens, a pool and a pool house, the property lists for $695,000 with Jennifer and Jane Associates, affiliated with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Essex. 860-767-7488.

The entry features a beamed ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace. The country kitchen. The kitchen is open to the dining room. Beamed ceilings make the space feel rustic, An Alice in Wonderland mural painted by W. Langdon Kihn. An Alice in Wonderland mural painted by W. Langdon Kihn.