There’s something special about owning an antique home—giving life to a proudly standing piece of history for countless generations to come. From traditional Colonials and New England farmhouses to intricately crafted Tudors and more, well-maintained historic residences of all kinds paint the sweeping landscapes of Connecticut, Westchester County and the Berkshires with beautiful memories of the past and visions for the future.
Back by popular demand, here’s yet another roundup of five antique homes that continue to leave lasting impressions on both their towns and the lucky residents who care for them each and every day.
232 Silvermine—Norwalk, CT
Constructed in 1740, this historic gem, located on Norwalk’s west side in the heart of the neighborhood of Silvermine, offers a unique and charming old-world atmosphere. Having been lovingly restored and maintained throughout the years, the antique Colonial residence is truly beautiful, featuring all the modern comforts and luxuries of today, while savoring the distinct brilliance of its historic past. Wide hardwood floors, original beams, two fireplaces, an updated kitchen that maintains its original character as well as a new master and hall bath complete the interior of the home. Venture downstairs to the fully finished lower level, which boasts a Vermont tavern feel, offering a full bathroom conveniently located near the property’s in-ground pool and extensive outdoor area. Relax outside and appreciate the true Americana heritage that still remains at this warm Connecticut home.
116 Pecksland Road—Greenwich, CT
Located on two acres of land on the highly sought-after Pecksland Road in Greenwich, CT, this unique, historic home was originally constructed to serve as a creamery for local operating landmark Peck’s Farm in 1762. Now fully updated, the five-bedroom, five-bath transformed residence offers a distinct antique style paired with the sophistication of modern living. A spa-like master bathroom, central air conditioning, an updated kitchen and a full house generator are just some of its modern additions. Other features include French doors, walk-in closets, three fireplaces, granite countertops and hardwood flooring throughout. Amenities continue on the home’s expansive private grounds, which feature a heated pool, small barn, old-fashioned well and babbling brook—perfect for a timeless summer afternoon outside.
236 Kemble Street—Lenox, MA
Out in the beautiful Berkshires lies the incredible opportunity to call a piece of Massachusetts history your own. The Bishop Estates Carriage barn, an antique 1894 carriage house situated on over 20 acres of pastoral grounds, offers unparalleled features in an impressive living space that are sure to make living easy. After enjoying the property’s various amenities including a tennis court, guest house, studio, pond and more, stop by the center of Lenox, which is located just around the corner. Old-fashioned charm is everywhere you turn at this classic New England estate!
93 Riverbank Road—Stamford, CT
Resting on over 4 acres of professionally landscaped grounds on the Stamford/Greenwich border, this classic Connecticut property, better known as “The Mill House Estate,” dates as far back as the 1850s with additions occurring in the 1920s. Upon approach, electronic gates welcome residents and visitors to the vintage retreat, which boasts finely maintained millwork, craftsmanship and historic detail. Making sure to stay true to this old-world style and charm, the current owners have made meticulous updates and renovations, adding the ideal balance of modern amenities and luxuries without compromising the integrity of the residence. New features include a roof, windows and shutters, three new bathrooms, an updated farmhouse kitchen with gourmet appliances, hardwood flooring, a new master bathroom and more. Start planning that summer gathering! On the estate grounds, one will find a recently renovated in-ground pool and pool house, which includes two changing rooms, bathroom facilities and a party room with a refrigerator and sink that is wonderful for entertaining. The sweeping property additionally offers a four-car garage with a legally rentable upper-level five-room apartment/guest cottage, in excellent condition. A champion-style clay tennis court with new cedar posts and a tennis storage shed completes the property.
22 Althea Lane—Larchmont, NY
At the end of a private cul-de-sac in the Westchester County town of Larchmont lies a magical historic Tudor home, which has been recently remodeled and renovated to preserve its one-of-a-kind traditional qualities. Constructed in 1927, this stylish and sophisticated residence boasts the highly appealing blend of original architectural details with modern luxuries of today. A few home highlights include its spectacular designer kitchen, an open floor plan for entertaining, additions to the master suite, a re-designed great room and more. Regardless of these added contemporary features, upon entering the property, visitors will still feel as though they are stepping back in time and into the distinct antique lifestyle of Westchester County in the roaring twenties.