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Old 01-29-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Default Big old house in Seymour...

There's a large, white house with numerous outbuildings in Seymour on Great Hill Rd, just a skip and a jump off of 67...does anyone know the story behind it? Is it privately owned, what was it built as/for?

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Old 01-29-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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There's a large, white house with numerous outbuildings in Seymour on Great Hill Rd, just a skip and a jump off of 67...does anyone know the story behind it? Is it privately owned, what was it built as/for?

Thanks!
The home is actually in Oxford, near the Seymour line. It's pretty amazing, I've driven by there a few times and am amazed at the size. One of the guest houses alone is at least 5x the size of mine, LOL. It's currently privately owned, but the town was considering making an offer to turn it into a library. I also read in the paper the owner wanted to turn it into a bed & breakfast.

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Old 01-30-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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I was wondering about this house myself. I drive by on my way to the Bronx Deli in Oxford every morning and could not imagine how or why someone would want to live in such a massive home. It looks like there are four or five guest quarters as well.

A very historic structure anyhow.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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The house is in OXford, not Seymour, but it is close to the Seymour line.

It is magnificant! Does anyone remember Trees of Hope that the old owner would hold every year? They would set XMas trees up all around the mansion and people would buy raffle tickets for them. Once my aunt won a Wizard of Oz tree, decorations and all. The money went to charity.

The house itself is so stunning. It needs some work but it is magnificant. The guest house is newly renovated and itself the guest house has to be worth over a million dollars! I think there is another guest house, a pool house and a big old barn.

I know the current family recently renovated the house but it looks like it may need a new roof. The town wanted to buy it for use of a library, but I heard someone bid on it for a B&B. I don't think a B&B would be good there, it is too suburban and not rural enough over there.
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