Historic Cannondale Village for sale

Cannondale

The Schoolhouse restaurant is one of the businesses in Cannondale Village —
Kendra Baker photo

Cannondale Village, 24 Cannondale Road, an assemblage of six restored historic buildings also known as Cannon Crossing, is up for sale.

The listing price is $6.85 million.

The total land area is 10.85 acres, according to an advertisement online. There is 11,160 square feet of commercial space in a historic cluster of buildings including the Red Barn, the Yellow Barn, and the Old Schoolhouse, where there is an award-winning restaurant. There is a 5,000-square-foot residential property, and potential for eight acres of development.

It is on the site of the Cannondale train station, of the Metro-North Danbury Branch Line.

Sotheby’s International Realty is advertising the property. The real estate agents listed on the advertisement would not comment until conferring with the property’s owner, Marc Gueron of Florida.

The Bulletin asked Gueron about the property, and he said he is marketing it globally, not locally to Fairfield County.

It’s a wonderful piece of historic property, according to historian Bob Russell, an emeritus member of the Wilton Historical Society and author of the book, Wilton, Connecticut.

He was quick to point out the the late actress June Havoc was the most famous owner of the property, and lovingly restored the buildings.

She sold it 25 years ago to Gueron.

“The place is named for Charles Cannon, who owned a lot of land,” Russell said.

He said Gueron had ideas to expand the property with new development that never reached the planning application stage.

After the arrival of the railroad in the 1800s, Cannon’s Station developed into a bustling, self-sufficient little community with a depot, two general stores, Charles Cannon’s shirt factory, a coal yard and livery stable, two rooming homes and a carriage factory, blacksmith shop, town school and two private schools. There was also a cider mill, according to Russell’s book.

 

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  • Thomas Paine Today

    Ideal site for age 55+ housing development! Walk to train access (to Wilton Center one-stop, or NYC) or by car immediately onto Rt 7. Far better than vehicular-limited Ridgefield Road, for instance. Attention town leaders!!!

  • Wilton Homeowner

    Sadly Bankwell’s Fieber can’t make the windfall he stands to make on the back’s of Ridgefield Road’s Homeowners with Cannondale’s 6 million dollar plus price tag. And I have personally observed Joe Fiteni’s inability to turn around and look at any alternative options. It seems to me he physically can’t or won’t turn his head on 183, the only site left in Wilton for high density development.

  • Wilton Homeowner

    And, why would any developer want to build high density houses in Wilton where where a high density community already exists. It makes to much sense for our town leaders.

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