Positively Presidential: A Westport Property Two U.S. Presidents Are Believed to Have Visited Seeks $2.6M
History buffs already know that house-hunting in Connecticut can uncover gems. And, one estate currently on the market definitely intrigues in that department.
Records reveal that the historic Westport property at 52 Weston Road may have hosted both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as well as Frederick Law Olmsted, whose landscape design credits include Central Park. While the current Colonial-style home was built in 1806, the former presidents are said to have visited a prior dwelling on the estate, with Washington on a mission to raise funds for Revolutionary War efforts, or so the story goes.
Today, the 2.63-acre grounds feature the 9,700-square-foot main house and beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens, including a 400-year-old copper beech tree. Inside, rooms accented with great wood details feel light and bright.
Cyd Hamer, of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Westport, holds the $2.599 million listing.