Tour a $4.25M Connecticut Estate Centered by a Historic Barn Moved from Massachusetts

Rural is not synonymous with plain. Many countryside homes are historic, fashionable, and luxurious all at once. This Connecticut listing is a prime example. A circa-1850s barn from a Massachusetts farm was disassembled and relocated to take pride of place on nine private acres along Hamburg Cove on the Connecticut River in Lyme. H.P. Broom Housewright oversaw the process, which resulted in lovely, lofty interiors, measuring nearly 4,500 square feet.

In the main house, the double-height main living area is especially pleasing, with its exposed beams, twin hearths, and walls of glass doors, which give access to a beautifully landscaped deck and manicured lawns. Just beyond is a pretty pool ringed all around with decorative hedges.

All of this awesomeness is sure to attract house guests, and that’s where the stylish, three-story guest house comes in handy. It features a full gym, a sauna, a wood-paneled office with a gas fireplace, and sleeping quarters for five.

The property is listed for $4.25 million with Jamie Childs of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. The sellers recently accepted an offer, but it’s contingent, so another buyer could luck out and swoop in should the deal fall flat.