An architecturally magnificent barn-style home in Lyme, Connecticut, comes to the market with quite a provenance behind its gorgeously rustic façade. The home has its roots as a New Hampshire blacksmith shop, dating from 1750 and relocated in the 1980’s to Lyme, where designer Skip Broom crafted an ultra-modern dwelling within the house’s authentic, historic walls. It was that antique exterior rather than the contemporary interior that captured the imaginations of the property’s next owners, who hired Broom in 2003 to revisit the home and bring their vision to life. Today, the residence at 15 Old Stone Post Road stands as a stunning tribute to the architectural grandeur of yesterday, enjoying a standout setting in a town known for its natural beauty.
Broom took full advantage of the surrounding landscape, which lies within close proximity of Lyme’s serene Hamburg Cove. The designer took care to present the exceptional home as one with its environment, so the residence is perfectly set among private gardens, stone walls and fenced, yellow fields, its 4.95 secluded and professionally landscaped acres evoking grace and artistry at every turn. The outdoor terrace area provides wonderful views of the lovely green lawns and open, level property, which also has facilities for horses. The structure and its grounds are striking enough to have drawn the interest of a number of renowned publications, even receiving a cover profile feature in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens.
Inside, the amazingly proportioned Great Room connects the property to its storied past, as this spectacular double-story space represents the original blacksmith shop that the rest of the home was constructed around. Recent additions include an alluring entry foyer and a fabulous custom kitchen with eat-in area and granite counter-tops, created by the renowned kitchen design company Form of Greenwich. Overall, the previous modern look of the interior was toned down in favor of a more historic feel, even as high-quality systems were maintained for efficiency and ease of mind. Professionally decorated with an eye toward sophistication and elegance, the eight-room home features wood-beamed ceilings, two fireplaces and hardwood floors throughout 4,051 square feet of living space. All of the four bedrooms have incredible views, and four and a half baths are also included. Offered at $1,975,000 through William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, this property is truly a rare find on the market today.
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