This $2M Old Lyme Compound Dating Back to 1760 Thinks Pink

For buyers searching Connecticut for something special, this seven-acre Old Lyme compound—most of it painted a pretty pink—is nothing short of a history lesson. At the heart of the property are two adjoining circa-1760 homes, one of which belonged to war hero Lieutenant John Mansfield. It brims with antique details, including windows salvaged from Middlebury College and an 18th-century walnut staircase from a barn in Maine.

The home weaves tons of warmth with tall windows and an abundance of wood beams. Dashes of color and intricate woodwork add traditional glamor, but nothing feels stuffy.

Outside, manicured grounds look like something out of a period drama, perfect for passing the time with gardening or afternoon reading. A short walk from the 18th-century main structures, there’s also a post-and-beam barn that was moved to the site from the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

A place where “La Vie en Rose” is more than a saying but a lifestyle, the blushing property is listed for $1.975 million with Paul Smyth of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.