Sen. Murphy puts his Cheshire home on the market

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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., has put his Cheshire home up for sale.

Murphy and his wife, Cathy Holahan, put their Paul Ney Road home on the market last week. The couple is asking $519,900 for the two-story Colonial, which was built in 1951 and remodeled in 1987, according to the information contained in the listing, which is posted on Zillow.

Murphy moved to Cheshire from Southington in 2005 to challenge the U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson for her 5th District congressional seat.

“We haven’t made any final decisions, and we have loved raising our kids in Cheshire,” Murphy said Saturday. “We are exploring options that would allow us to be closer to extended family and work.”

Murphy has a Hartford office in addition to one in Washington, D.C.

Murphy held the 5th District Congressional seat from 2007 to 2013 before running for the U.S. Senate in 2012 after longtime incumbent Joe Lieberman announced in January 2011 that he would retire from politics. Murphy defeated Republican candidate Linda McMahon for the open seat in the general election.

Murphy was re-elected in November 2018, defeating Republican Matthew Corey.

Shortly after beating McMahon, Murphy and his wife found a second home in the District of Columbia after deciding he wanted to have more of a full-time parenting role with his two young sons, Owen and Rider, while the U.S. Senate is in session.

During the school year, Holahan and the children are in Washington while the senator usually spends weekend in Connecticut. Holahan and the children join him in Cheshire on longer breaks throughout the year and when Congress is in recess for the summer.

The family’s three bedroom, three-and-half bathroom home has 2,550 square feet of living space. Located on a 1-acre lot, home has two fireplaces, according to the information on Zillow.

The home is listed with Marilyn Rock of Cheshire-based Calcagni Real Estate. The taxes on the property in 2018 were $8,206 and the assessed value was $251,570.