October 2016 Home Personality: “Homes built before 1850”

oct-web-hp-weed-fr-and-dr-table228 Weed Street, New Canaan, Conn.oct-web-hp-weed-exterior
Built circa 1722, $1,250,000
Karen Sneirson, William Pitt Sotheby’s International, 203-966-2633 x232

Our feature home of the month: Built in 1722 and originally 24′ by 24′, the Joseph Stevens House, a nearly 300-year-old antique farmhouse on 1.6 flat, stone walled acres in New Canaan, has been greatly expanded, gently restored and updated. With extensive original woodwork, paneling and windows, post and beam construction, wide board floors—some 24” and from first growth chestnut—and two original fireplaces, the main house comprises four bedrooms, three baths and a covered slate porch. Overlooking a terraced, walled backyard view spectacular perennial gardens that have been cultivated for generations. A separate two car garage also encompasses a playroom or office with full bath and a first-floor tool shed.oct-web-hp-weed-plaque

A major wing of the house was constructed in the 1930s from a barn originally on the property. Beams and posts and floorboards were recycled from the barn and incorporated in the addition and renovation. Special nooks and surprises abound: built-in alcove beds in one bedroom, a “secret” centuries old root cellar, extraordinary cabinetry and woodwork and a beehive oven.oct-web-hp-weed-bed-nook

Noted New Yorker cartoonist Charles Saxon, who chronicled suburban life for the magazine, lived here with his wife for more than 50 years, raising five children, while creating scores of New Yorker covers in his on-site studio.












oct-web-hp-newtown-turnpike263 Newtown Turnpike, Weston, Conn.
Built circa 1825, $739,999
Marilyn Parker, Camelot Real Estate, 203-952-9037

oct-web-hp-mill-plain-dining-room1083 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, Conn.
Built circa 1734, $524,900
Susan Vanech, William Pitt Sotheby’s International, 203-227-1246
oct-web-hp-middlesex369 Middlesex Road, Darien, Conn.
Built circa 1756, $1,550,000
Becky Munro, Halstead Property, 203-656-6511

oct-web-hp-valley169 Valley Road, Cos Cob, Conn.
Built circa 1850, $1,395,000
Russell Pruner, Houlihan Lawrence, 203-524,4998

oct-web-hp-park-living-room-to-mezzanine63 Park Street, New Canaan, Conn.
Built circa 1836, $2,999,950
Inger Stringfellow, William Pitt Sotheby’s International, 203-321-9361

oct-web-hp-danbury-rd516 Danbury Road, Wilton, Conn.
Built circa 1719, $349,000
Shalini Madaras, Silver Pine Real Estate, 203-451-6622

oct-web-hp-red-coat43 Red Coat Road, Westport, Conn.
Built circa 1800, $2,499,000
Michelle&Company, William Raveis RE, 203-454-4663
oct-web-hp-wolfpit228 Wolfpit Avenue, Norwalk, Conn.
Built circa 1820, $575,000
Chris Titus, William Pitt Sotheby’s International RE, 203-247-0063

oct-web-hp-saw-mill-hill31 Saw Mill Hill Road, Ridgefield, Conn.
Built circa 1716, $975,00
Jennifer Leahy, Douglas Elliman, 917-699-2783
oct-web-hp-dorethy53 Dorethy Road, Redding, Conn.
Built circa 1750, $849,000
Ellen Garcia, Halstead Property, 203-762-8188
oct-web-hp-old-post-rd766 Old Post Road, Fairfield, Conn.
Built circa 1780, $2,100,000
Rita Tanis, 203-260-5223 and Patty Eilenberg, 203-319-2333, Berkshire Hathaway
oct-web-hp-silvermine170 Silvermine Avenue, Norwalk, Conn.
Built circa 1789, $699,000
Cyd Hamer, William Pitt Sotheby’s International, 203-227-1246
oct-web-hp-north-wilton902 N. Wilton Road, New Canaan, Conn.
Built circa 1807, $850,000
Laura Napoli, Halstead Property, 203-966-7800

oct-web-hp-main-fr-left452 Main Street, New Canaan, Conn.
Built circa 1724, $1,095,000
Mary Higgins, Halstead Property, 203-966-7800 x484

oct-web-hp-millstone239 Millstone Road, Wilton, Conn.
Built circa 1772, $1,789,000
Maryann Colley, Coldwell Banker, 203-858-3616

oct-web-hp-barn-hill20 Barn Hill Road, Monroe, Conn.
Built circa 1827, $499,900
Susan Vanech, 203-227-1246 and Edain Connery-Berardi, 203-414-4706, William Pitt Sotheby’s
oct-web-hp-sunset1097 Sunset Road, Stamford, Conn.
Built circa 1780, $899,000
Fran Snelwar and Jill Pankosky, Halstead Property, 203-966-7772
oct-web-hp-good-hill183 Good Hill Road, Weston, Conn.
Built circa 1813, $1,399,000
Gail LaRusso, William Raveis RE, 203-847-6635

oct-web-hp-422-ridgefield-rd422 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, Conn.
Built circa 1750, $929,000
Rick Smith, Coldwell Banker, 203-858-7977

oct-web-hp-silvermine-bedroom634 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, Conn.
Built circa 1800, $995,000
Mary Higgins, Halstead Property, 203-966-7800 x484
oct-web-hp-wood63 Wood Road, Redding, Conn.
Built circa 1826, $636,000
Bobbie Poelti Abagnale, Halstead Property, 203-221-0666
oct-web-hp-north330 North Road, Harwinton, Conn.
Built circa 1824, $1,100,000
Sharon Kramberg, William Raveis RE, 860-677-4661

oct-web-hp-tokeneke249 Tokeneke Road, Darien, Conn.
Built circa 1891, $1,395,000
Anne-Lisa Brown, Halstead Property, 203-966-7800
oct-web-hp-sunset-hill116 Sunset Hill Road, Thompson, Conn.
Built circa 1750, $699,000
Brooke Gelhaus, Berkshire Hathaway, 860-336-9408
oct-web-hp-ridgefield830 Ridgefield Road, Wilton, Conn.
Built circa 1825, $629,000
Ann Lineberger and Claire Nichols, Halstead Property, 203-762-8118
oct-web-hp-south-end10 South End Court, Old Greenwich, Conn.
Built circa 1820, $2,650,000
Joann P. Erb, Halstead Property, 203-869-8100

oct-web-hp-battle-swamp32 Battle Swamp Road, Roxbury, Conn.
Built circa 1795, $849,000
Jill Sloane, Halstead Property, 203-655-1418

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