$10.3 million house for sale on “Poverty Hollow Road”

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This home at 226 Poverty Hollow Road in Redding is on the market for $10,250,000.

This home at 226 Poverty Hollow Road in Redding is on the market for $10,250,000.

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover — and you probably shouldn’t judge a street by its name. A road that runs through Redding and Newtown, called “Poverty Hollow Road” is home to some mighty fine houses, the likes of which don’t exactly stir up images of poverty in your mind.

Take, for example, the $10.3 million home up for sale at 226 Poverty Hollow Road, which sits on 10 acres, and carries the name “Shelterfields.” It’s been described as “the quintessential (Connecticut) country estate,” by realtors touting the vaulted ceilings, oversized chef’s kitchen, five fireplaces and wine tasting room. contained within the 8,522 square feet of living space.

More prince than pauper, it seems.

And 226 isn’t the only home on Poverty Hollow Road with a high ticket price. A home at 207 Poverty Hollow Road, just a stone’s throw away is currently listed for $2.25 million, according to Zillow. Over on the Newtown side of the street, 93 Poverty Hollow Road is asking $989,000.

Maggie Gordon

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