Underneath the modern updates, which include luxurious new baths and 21st-century amenities such as an alarm system, central air conditioning and even an invisible fence, a Weston,Connecticut, home now on the market offers a unique bit of history. Dating back to the 1830s, this antique residence was once used as a worker’s cottage for the famous Bradley Edge Tool Company and Mill, a company that was one of the last surviving of Weston’s early manufacturers but was ultimately destroyed by a fire in 1911. This home retains its history while incorporating other distinctive aspects that add up to a truly eclectic and aesthetically beautiful design.
Perhaps most notably, the antique element has been complemented by an interesting barn theme throughout the property. A reclaimed barn originally from Pennsylvania was joined to the main residence, creating an inviting new family area with a fireplace, while an additional detached timber frame barn was also built on the property. Constructed in the traditional post and beam style and featuring pine floors, garage bays and a wood stove, this space presents an ideal area for entertaining, a gym or a home office.
The main home offers four bedrooms, each with closets large enough to qualify as a rarity in such a historic home. The master bedroom features a bath that combines past and present, including a spa bath with a frame-less glass shower, a cupola skylight and a claw-foot tub, as well as a bay of windows that bring in river views. Those views are another essential part of the home, enjoyed from both the covered back porch and the commercial kitchen, which looks out to nearly two terraced acres, mature trees, perennial gardens and the river. Indeed the widest part of the Saugatuck River travels right past the property, providing recreational activities from canoeing and kayaking to fishing and swimming right from the home’s private dock.
Now on the market with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, listed at $1,425,000, this 3,198 square-foot home at 130 Lyons Plain Road also offers the opportunity to experience living in one of Connecticut’s most picturesque towns. Highly regarded for its top-ranked schools, Weston has the further benefit of being a fast commute to New York City by Metro North train. This close proximity along with an easy, rural atmosphere brings together the best of both worlds—not unlike the combined history and modernity of the home itself.
To schedule a private viewing, please contact listing agent Ryan Cornell at +1 203 247-0718.