William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Mark Basile Lists Own Antique Home in Weston


Weston, Conn. (June 6, 2016) — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a renovated antique home uniquely tucked into a hillside in the town of Weston, Conn. Southport agent and current homeowner Mark Basile represents the listing, which is now for sale and offered at $799,000.

Referred to as the “Aaron Banks” barn by the town of Weston, this charming 1810 refurbished hideaway contains modern luxuries and conveniences in an overall timeless setting. According to Basile, it is believed that the house was one of the residences included in the Village of Valley Forge in Weston, which is now the site of the Aspetuck Reservoir. Upon its formation in 1939, villagers had the choice of selling their property to the hydraulic company or moving their home. Basile believes his residence experienced the latter, as its deed dates back to the same year as the reservoir’s creation.

A gracious stone staircase greets residents into the historic home, which features several unique, high quality details throughout. Chestnut beams and two fireplaces are present, as well as a number of modifications including chestnut cabinetry, marble and glass floors, rose quartz countertops and a conservatory glass-roof dining room. The four-bedroom, two and a half-bath residence additionally has a master suite complete with a vaulted ceiling and stained glass window overlooking a completely private gunite pool and manicured gardens. The 1.14-acre property also offers a separate 400 square-foot studio. This converted structure previously served as a meeting house in Vermont, and was eventually reconstructed with a cupola and moved to the property in the 1960s.

“This completely renovated hilltop antique brings to mind a Tuscan villa, a home in the Hollywood Hills or a quiet country inn,” said Basile. “The house has romance, glamour, privacy and style—a storybook charmer. I look forward to sharing this joyful home with potential future homeowners.”

For more information on the property, located at 54 Davis Hill 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 $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 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 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Mark Basile

Real Estate Agent



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