David Kinne House // 1780

One of the most stunning homes (in my opinion) in the state of Connecticut is the David Kinne House in Plainfield. Located at the end of Old Black Hill Road, the massive Georgian home features two-story pilasters, a hipped roof with a monitor, and a gorgeous Palladian window over the south-facing entrance. The home was built atop Black Hill, so called as it was apparently often burned by Indian tribes nearby. When David Kinne (1736-1808) sought to develop the land for his home, he planted a double row of maple trees along a mile stretch of the road, with the suggestion the name be changed to Green Hill, it never took.

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