William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Historic Colonial with Ties to the Revolutionary War

Home boasts complete restoration, while retaining historic details and overall timeless charm

Stonington, Conn. September 30, 2015 William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed an antique Colonial home with a rich history of prominent past figures, including a captain of militia in the Revolutionary War and a privateer in the War of 1812. The recently refurbished residence in the shoreline town of Stonington, Conn. is represented by agent Susan Ehrlich, and offered at $748,000.

Originally constructed in 1749, the three-bedroom, two-bath Colonial residence was home to Nathan Crary, who is best remembered for his transportation of salt peter, which was used in gunpowder, to Windham to protect it from falling into British hands. Local historians believe that a heart-shaped cutout on an inside door of Crary’s home was a Patriot’s symbol, and derived from the first Purple Heart badge for bravery created by General George Washington. Twenty years later, his son Jesse was also heroic, gathering fellow Mystic River seamen to recapture his sloop, the Fox, by overpowering a prize crew from blockading British warships.

Historic details can be found throughout the residence, including painted and engraved names of other past owners, and antique features such as iron implements made in the former forge on the premises displayed near some of the home’s six fireplaces.

Combining history with modern-day luxuries, a recent renovation of the authentic 2,904 square-foot home added re-glazed windows with new storm windows, a brand new heating system, a modernized kitchen and baths, a new roof, as well as freshly installed gutters and solar panels. All of these updates sit on a solid foundation of replaced white-oak sills, girts, joists and pine under-flooring. Various outbuildings have also been lovingly renovated, including an ice house that can be used as a workshop, artist studio or guest house. The ground’s former sheep barn now serves as a garage and storage space with loft. A well-kept garden area, patio, stone wall and terrace complete the property.

“Privacy and history abound in this beautiful antique,” said Ehrlich. “It’s quite evident that all of its owners, past and present, have worked to maintain the beloved quality and story that are built within its walls, making for a truly delightful home for all to appreciate and enjoy.”

Situated between New York City and Boston, the property boasts a convenient location within close proximity to public transportation, and is also just a short distance from some of Rhode Island’s best public beaches. Adjacent to the residence is a 2.6 acre plot of land, located at 716 Al Harvey Road, which is also available for purchase.

For more information on the property, located at 704 Al Harvey Road, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 29 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices throughout 61 countries and territories. 

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Susan Turner Ehrlich

Real Estate Agent




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