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    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    Spacious, Updated Norwich Cape is a Home for Comfortable Living and Entertaining

    The four-bedroom house is distinguished by remodeled interiors, a built-in bar and game room, spacious terrace and easy access to amenities and attractions
    146 Case Street, Norwich—a four-bedroom Cape-style colonial—is offered to the market for $474,500. Broker Associate BJ Lee, with William Raveis’ Norwich brokerage, is the sellers’ Realtor.

    By Gretchen A. Peck

    Realtor Barrie Jill “BJ” Lee, who is a broker associate with William Raveis Norwich brokerage, points to the captivating curb appeal of her new listing at 156 Case Street in Norwich. It’s a Cape-style colonial, with an attached two-car garage, built in 1962 on 2.61 acres. The owners are asking $474,500 for the property.

    The house, which has been improved and updated over the years, spans 3,285 square feet of interior living space. In the listing description, Lee describes the aesthetic as “pristine, sparkling.”

    The first floor comprises a breezeway/sunroom, an open plan kitchen and dining area, a living room with a fireplace, two full baths—one in the primary bedroom suite—and a second bedroom the current owners have used as a home office.

    The backyard provides an expansive lawn, with a border of mature trees for privacy.

    Lee explained how the house was transformed over the years under the purview of the current owners.

    “Since they bought the house, they have renovated everything except the rec room/bar area in the basement,” she noted. “They started with the breezeway area, which is now a beautiful sunroom space. They converted it to a four-season room with heat and a wonderful gas fireplace.

    “They added skylights and a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams 18 years ago,” she added. “The whole first floor was renovated between 15 and 18 years ago, with new hardwood floors, coffered ceiling in the living room and another gas fireplace.” Over time, they’ve also renovated each of the bathrooms on all three levels.

    The large terrace sits off the main level and provides plenty of space for seating and dining furnishings.

    The kitchen was professionally remodeled 15 years ago, with cabinets in a rich, dark brown finish and granite countertops. It’s equipped with built-in appliances, including a wall oven, cooktop, refrigerator and dishwasher.

    “The dining space, along with the kitchen, is 28-by-12-feet, making it a great sized room,” Lee remarked.

    The house’s second floor affords two more bedrooms and a shared full bath.

    A former breezeway, the current owners renovated this space, creating a year-round sunroom.

    A family room—with a fireplace—is in the finished, walkout lower level, where there’s also a rec room and built-in bar, a full bath and a laundry room.

    The rec room and wet bar remains in its original retro design.

    “It has a saloon-style feel to it, with swinging doors and a great game room or ‘man cave’ space,” the listing agent noted. The spacious graciously accommodates a billiards or ping-pong table.

    For outdoor living, dining and entertaining, there’s a particularly large terrace off the main level. It has plenty of space for lounge seating, dining furnishings and outdoor kitchen and grilling equipment.

    The homeowners also had the kitchen professionally renovated, with granite countertops, an abundance of cabinetry in dark wood finish and built-in appliance, some clad in the matching cabinet hardwood.

    “The stone work is magnificent,” Lee attested. “The space is fabulous, because you can go out from the sunroom-breezeway, through sliders out to the deck. The lower-level basement also walks out to the yard, and you can access the deck that way, as well, which overlooks the park-like backyard.”

    Welcome Home asked Lee about the property’s location and what a buyer may enjoy about proximity to local conveniences or nearby public amenities.

    “Case Street is conveniently located near the hospital, grocery stores, a coffee shop, doctors’ offices and the highway, and yet it’s in the charming Norwichtown section, which has the Norwichtown Green, the reservoirs and Lowthorpe Meadow, where people walk their dogs. They also enjoy summer concerts on the green,” Lee said.

    The formal living room on the first floor is designed with hardwood floors, a coffered ceiling, built-ins and a gas fireplace.

    This home is approximately a 10-minute drive to the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino; less than 25 minutes to Foxwoods; and about a 30-minute drive to area beaches, coastal towns and major employers, including General Dynamics/Electric Boat.

    Property: 146 Case St., Norwich

    Bedrooms: 4

    Baths: 3

    Square Footage: 3,285

    Acreage: 2.61

    Asking Price: $474,500

    Listing Agent: Barrie Jill “BJ” Lee, William Raveis Real Estate, Norwich brokerage; Mobile: (860) 213-2853; Office: (860) 886-1386; bj.lee@raveis.com

    The 3,285-square-foot house is situated on 2.61 acres that combine clear, lush lawn and woodlands.

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