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A historic Dutch colonial with lots of room to spread out in Canterbury, Connecticut, for $369,900

This six-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath property sits on five acres and is a five-minute drive from town.

Hammett Real Estate

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Canterbury is a historic town in northeast Connecticut that was first settled in 1680 and is named after Canterbury, England. During the American Revolution, French troops marched through the town to meet up with General George Washington's army. It was also famously home to Prudence Crandall, a Quaker schoolteacher. In 1832, she admitted a black student to the private school she ran for girls. Though the move prompted a backlash—Crandall was jailed, and eventually driven out of town—she continued to teach black children, earning her accolades after her death.

Today, Crandall's schoolhouse is now the Prudence Crandall Museum and Canterbury is close to several other destinations, including the James L. Goodwin State Forest, Hopeville Pond State Park, and Mohegan State Forest. Visitors and locals also enjoy local diners, cafes, and classic New England ice cream parlors.

If any of that sounds appealing to you, consider the six-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath Dutch colonial at 173 Kinne Rd., now on the market for $369,900. The house was built in 1945 and features a number of architectural details, including this tiled floor at the entrance.

The kitchen was recently renovated and has stainless steel Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. 

The living room has a brick fireplace.

There's a study located right off the living room.

The teal trim in the mudroom is a nice touch. There's also a washer-dryer unit.

Here's one of the baths, which has a tub and a separate glass shower.

There's a three-season porch in the back of the house.

Upstairs, there's a second living space you could turn into a family room or a den.

Here is one of the bedrooms.

The current owners don't appear to be using this space, but it looks like another bedroom.

Here's another bath, with turquoise walls and a checkered tile floor.

There's a farmer's porch and a wheelchair-accessible ramp.

Outdoor space includes a large in-ground pool.

There's an outbuilding that could be used as an extra garage or workspace.

And lots of backyard space for outdoor play.

The house is about a three-hour drive from the city.