A Midcentury-Inspired Post-and-Beam Home Hits the Market in Connecticut For $595K

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
A lovely, light-filled midcentury-meets-California-contemporary home in Middle Haddam, Connecticut, seeks a new owner.

Located in historic Middle Haddam along the Connecticut River, this pristine post-and-beam home was built in 1987 and has received multiple updates—all in keeping with the elegance of the original design. 

Set on 1.9 acres, the 3,235-square-foot property features four bedrooms and three baths. The home opens to a bright and airy, open-plan living space with soaring, cedar-paneled, tongue-and-groove cathedral ceilings. Extensive glazing—including clerestory windows and skylights—floods the home with natural light.

The home's low-slung profile has a Zen-like Japanese feel. The building is an early example of structural insulated panel (SIP) construction. 

The home's low-slung profile has a Zen-like Japanese feel. The building is an early example of structural insulated panel (SIP) construction. 

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The approach to the front door. 

The approach to the front door. 

A tiled entryway sets the stage for the property's warm, light-filled interiors. The entrance leads directly to the living space. 

A tiled entryway sets the stage for the property's warm, light-filled interiors. The entrance leads directly to the living space. 

The cedar-paneled cathedral ceilings give the interiors an airy sense of space.

The cedar-paneled cathedral ceilings give the interiors an airy sense of space.

The central fireplace anchors the open-plan living space and serves as a divider between the rooms. Mahogany-framed sliding doors lead out to the deck. The living space features oak floors throughout.

The central fireplace anchors the open-plan living space and serves as a divider between the rooms. Mahogany-framed sliding doors lead out to the deck. The living space features oak floors throughout.

The central hearth includes space for firewood storage. The kitchen is off to the left, and the dining room is to the right. 

The central hearth includes space for firewood storage. The kitchen is off to the left, and the dining room is to the right. 

The dining room. 

The dining room. 

The stainless steel kitchen has been updated with modern top-of-the-line appliances. 

The stainless steel kitchen has been updated with modern top-of-the-line appliances. 

The spacious eat-in kitchen has room for an island. 

The spacious eat-in kitchen has room for an island. 

The master bedroom features the same lofty atmosphere as the main living area, and it provides views of the home's sylvan surroundings. 

The master bedroom features the same lofty atmosphere as the main living area, and it provides views of the home's sylvan surroundings. 

Clerestory windows and skylights flood the room with natural light, and mahogany-framed sliding doors lead to the balcony. 

Clerestory windows and skylights flood the room with natural light, and mahogany-framed sliding doors lead to the balcony. 

The master bath has two sections—one with a toilet and shower stall, and one with a soaking tub.

The master bath has two sections—one with a toilet and shower stall, and one with a soaking tub.

One of the two bedrooms on the lower level. 

One of the two bedrooms on the lower level. 

A sunroom with its own ipe deck connects the dining room/kitchen to the garage.

A sunroom with its own ipe deck connects the dining room/kitchen to the garage.

The winter sun provides some passive solar heating to the south-facing back of the home.

The winter sun provides some passive solar heating to the south-facing back of the home.

7 High Point Drive, Middle Haddam, Connecticut is now being listed for $595,000 by Elke Martin of Coldwell Banker.

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