The Stephen Tyrrell house was a mid-19th century Roxbury build by a local hat-maker. The home has been expanded and modernized several times since then, creating a storybook blend of antique character and modern comforts that is rare.
Spectacular main level living includes a spacious primary bedroom suite with office, a large and finely appointed kitchen, vaulted living room with a wood burning fireplace and a very special den that covers morning coffee, winter fires and media enjoyment.
There are two guest bedrooms sharing an updated hall bath upstairs.
Lush, mature gardens surround the home and scattered rock outcroppings, rotating blooms from early spring forsythia straight through the coneflowers and Black-eyed Susan’s of August. No less impressive are pink and white dogwoods, towering conifers and an astonishing bay magnolia.
French doors in the kitchen lead to a Scott pool with granite coping and expansive flagstone decking anchored by a stone chiminea on one end and an outdoor dining area covered by a trellis on the other. Jack’s Brook travels through the northern boundary of the grounds on its final approach to joining the Shepaug River. Over thousands of years it has cut a stunning path through glacial rock formations, creating a mini gorge featuring several fishing pools and waterfalls. It is an exceptionally dramatic setting from which to enjoy a picnic lunch or meditate overlooking the rushing water. Your own, private waterway of State Park caliber.


  • GeneralSecurity System
  • AppliancesGas Cooktop, Wall Oven, Microwave, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer
  • LaundryMain level center hallway., Main Level
  • BasementPartial, Unfinished, Concrete Floor, Interior Access
  • A/CCentral Air
  • HeatingHot Air, Oil
  • FireplaceFireplaces: 2
  • Half Baths1
  • Quarter Baths1


  • GeneralClapboard, Stone, Wood, Deck, Garden Area, Stone Wall, Terrace
  • StyleAntique
  • PoolIn Ground Pool, Heated Pool, Gunite


  • RoofingAsphalt Shingle
  • GeneralFrame, Stone


  • DrivewayPrivate, Circular, Paved, Asphalt
  • ZoningC, 866545


  • WaterPrivate Well


  • DistrictRegional School District 12
  • ElementaryBooth Free
  • MiddleRegional District 12
  • HighRegional District 12

Property Features

  • 866545
  • Antique
  • Asphalt
  • Asphalt Shingle
  • C
  • Central Air
  • Circular
  • Clapboard
  • Concrete Floor
  • Deck
  • Fireplaces: 2
  • Frame
  • Garden Area
  • Gunite
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Air
  • In- Ground Pool
  • Interior Access
  • Main Level
  • Main level center hallway.
  • Oil
  • Partial
  • Paved
  • Private
  • Private Well
  • Security System
  • Stone
  • Stone Wall
  • Terrace
  • Unfinished
  • Wood

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Location: 198 River Road, Roxbury, Connecticut 06783