A Stone 19th-Century Mill Transformed into a Home by an Antiques Dealer Lists in Old Lyme

A waterfall’s on tap at a handsome Old Lyme home transformed by an antiques dealer from a circa-1840 mill. Fully operational until the 1950s, the mill was constructed to take advantage of the rushing waters of a tributary to the Connecticut River. Over the years, it served as a forge, a grist mill, a lumber mill, and a textile mill making fabric for soldiers’ uniforms. Known as Oliver Lay House, it has been depicted in paintings as well as found in books and museums.

Today, the rustic granite structure on Upper Mill Pond offers more than 5,000 square feet of living five space, including four bedrooms, bathrooms, and a wraparound balcony. With elegantly appointed interiors and a unique layout, the residence is also currently for sale.

It’s listed for $ 1.55 million with Allyson Cotton and Liz Squillacote of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.