The Wells Estate, a 6,495sq.ft. chateau-style stone home built in 1927 (significant renovations added in 2016) by John Wells, grandson of the founder of the American Optical in Southbridge, is sited on 65.8± private acres along a 10± acre private pond. The stately residence boasts 12 rooms, 6 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-bar detached garage, offering an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchen and living room. The property features a pool and stone steps 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. 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.