A Quaint 18th-Century Farm in New Canaan Asks $3.5M

The farming days of Fairfield County are, for the most part, long gone. But reminders, little and large, of the affluent area’s agricultural beginnings remain throughout. Take as an example Extown Farm, a 17.5-acre spread in New Canaan that served as the Town Farm from 1852 to 1929. With the Extown Farmhouse at its center built during the Revolutionary War in 1776, the property is both full of history and reminiscent of bygone pastoral life. Now, it is for sale seeking $3.495 million.

The estate is protected under a deed of conservation and is also a compound of quaint structures. The Extown Farmhouse is made up of a two-story main house. Utterly embracing its rustic charms, the home is all wide random-width floorboards and plank doors watched over by hand-hewn beams. Fireplaces with antique mantles warm the living spaces.

Far from the only structure standing on the grounds, this home is joined by a three-bay garage crowned with a gym and upper apartment. Not far away lies a two-bedroom farmhouse cottage, its restoration the recipient of numerous architectural awards, with an expansive front porch and clerestory windows.

All in all, the structures offer 5,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, and four and a half baths. There are also more rural joys to explore like an antique side barn perfect for entertaining, another barn with a silo, a chicken coop, a smokehouse, a bevy of raised vegetable beds, and a fruit orchard.

Laura Edmonds of Houlihan Lawrence holds the listing.