149 Hartford Road Salem Connecticut 06420

  • Listing Contract Date: 2022-06-21
  • MLS #: 170502218
  • Post Updated: 2022-09-07 19:24:12
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Baths Full: 2
  • Area: 1780 sq ft
  • Year built: 1820
  • Status:


Welcome to Music Vale Farm. Rich in history, this long-admired, 97-acre retreat offers an opportunity to cultivate, forest and preserve unspoiled woodlands and open pasturage. A conservation easement allows farming and forestry on more than 21+ ac. of fields and 70+ ac. forest. The east branch of the designated Wild and Scenic Eight Mile River crosses the western section. Upland pastures and trails offer exceptional, dry footing. Enter from Pratt Road, passing the hallmark red barn. An evergreen allee’ leads to a well-maintained and updated farmhouse – “Happy Home.” Built in 1820 as the private home of Orramel Whittlesey, founder of Music Vale Seminary (1839), one of the first degree granting music schools in the country. Happy Home and the red barn are all that remain of the 1800s Seminary. Rambling as farmhouses do, it retains original charm with a comfortable layout enhanced with mechanical/structural updates by housewright Skip Broom. The kitchen, living room and dining room have expansive windows/doors drawing you outdoors. Two first-floor bedrooms combine creating a master suite. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms. There is a first-floor laundry, workshop and two car garage. The 2cnd floor office and artist studio accessed from the workshop staircase are not included in the SF. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the west facing screened porch. This is an opportunity commune with land and enjoy the tax benefit of a protected, legacy parcel. Discover Music Vale Farm. NOT a short sale.

  • Last Change Type: New Listing

Rooms&Units Description

  • Rooms Total: 7
  • Room Count: 2
  • Laundry Room Info: Main Level
  • Laundry Room Location: laundry room

Location Details

  • County Or Parish: New London
  • Neighborhood: Music Vale
  • Directions: Hartford Road. 1 mile north of four corners, pass the property, turn left on Pratt Road and left into the driveway. No drive bys or entrance to the property without agent.
  • Zoning: RU-A
  • Elementary School: Salem
  • Middle Jr High School: Salem
  • High School: East Lyme

Property Details

  • Lot Description: Farm Land,Some Wetlands,Level Lot,Lightly Wooded
  • Parcel Number: 1562745
  • Sq Ft Est Heated Above Grade: 1780
  • Acres: 97.0000
  • Property Info: Horse Property
  • Potential Short Sale: No
  • New Construction Type: No/Resale
  • Construction Description: Frame
  • Basement Description: Partial,Concrete Floor
  • Showing Instructions: Show assist 24 hours minimum. Agent must be present.

Property Features

  • Association Amenities: None
  • Nearby Amenities: Golf Course,Library,Shopping/Mall
  • Appliances Included: Electric Range,Microwave,Refrigerator,Dishwasher,Washer,Electric Dryer
  • Exterior Features: Barn,Garden Area,Porch-Enclosed,Porch-Screened
  • Exterior Siding: Wood
  • Style: Cape Cod
  • Color: Butter
  • Driveway Type: Circular,Crushed Stone
  • Foundation Type: Stone
  • Roof Information: Asphalt Shingle
  • Cooling System: None
  • Heat Type: Baseboard,Zoned
  • Heat Fuel Type: Electric,Oil
  • Garage Parking Info: Tandem,Attached Garage
  • Garages Number: 2
  • Water Source: Private Well
  • Hot Water Description: Oil
  • Attic Description: Walk-up,Partially Finished,Storage Space
  • Fireplaces Total: 1
  • Waterfront Description: River
  • Fuel Tank Location: In Basement
  • Attic YN: 1
  • Sewage System: Septic


  • Property Tax: $ 7,141
  • Tax Year: July 2022-June 2023


Courtesy of

  • Office Name: Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Office ID: CBRB54

This style property is located in is currently and has been listed on RE/MAX on the Bay. This property is listed at $ 900,000. It has 4 beds bedrooms, 2 baths bathrooms, and is 1780 sq ft. The property was built in 1820 year.

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