What We Love

  • The estate's ties to the history of Southbridge. It was built in 1927 by John Wells, the grandson of the founder of American Optical. Due largely to the success of this company, Southbridge was known nationally for its manufacture of optical products.
  • Sited atop a ridge, the location has beautiful views down to the water.
  • There's so much opportunity - located adjacent to the Cohasse Country Club - it could equally become a year-round home, a summer retreat, a bed and breakfast, or a retreat center.
  • The old stone wall by the water with inserts for fires. It offers potential to create an outdoor kitchen space right along the pond.
  • The abundant space. With 6,495± sq.ft and 6+ bedrooms there is plenty of space to hosts friends, family, and guests.

The Wells Estate, a 6,495 sq.ft. chateau-style stone home built in 1927 by John Wells grandson of the founder of American Optical in Southbridge, is sited on 65.8± private acres along a 10± acre private pond. The stately residence boasts 12 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths, and 2 half baths. There are 3 fireplaces, a grand living room, large kitchen with great room, a basement with recreation room and wet bar, and abundant finished attic space. A separate caretaker’s apartment is situated above the three-bay detached garage, offering an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchen, living room, and fireplace.

The property features a pool on an upper terrace, with stone steps leading down to the beach area and large dock on Wells Pond. There is an old stone wall with inserts for fires and grilling that could be transformed into an outdoor kitchen by the water.

  • 65.8± private acres with development potential
  • 6,594± sq.ft. chateau-style stone home with additional caretaker apartment
  • Stone steps to dock and beach area on 10± acre private pond
  • Significant renovations added in 2016
  • Directly adjacent to the Cohasse Country Club
  • The Wells Estate lies just to the south of downtown Southbridge and is adjacent to significant protected land to the southwest. The landscape is dominated by the hills and rivers, leading down to the Quinebaug River.

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