William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Historic Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast


Essex, Conn. – October 6, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed the Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast, a historic landmark in the shoreline town of Old Saybrook, Conn. The antique Colonial currently serves as a four-suite inn, offering full accommodations as well as owner’s quarters, with the option of also being used solely as a private residence. Essex agent Rick Weiner has the listing, which is offered at $699,900, and sold with most furnishings.

Built in 1746 by local carpenter Timothy Pratt, who was also a deacon in the meeting house across the street, this Colonial-style home has been thoughtfully restored to maintain its fine original details and old-world charm. The National Historic Register-listed house has a total of five bedrooms, four of which are currently used for inn guests, each boasting its own private whirlpool bath, fireplace, queen bed, cable TV, internet and sitting area. The elegantly appointed rooms continue throughout the home, with a spacious dining room that can easily accommodate 20 guests at the table. Additional features include wide board floors, period wainscoting, exposed beams and six original, working fireplaces.

The timeless landmark is located near the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound, close to Main Street shops, restaurants and cultural attractions. The property may also be purchased with the adjacent James Pharmacy and Soda Fountain, the former home and business of Anna L. James, the first licensed African American female pharmacist in Connecticut, who ran her business here from 1917-1967. Prior to this, the building also served as a general store to the Humphrey Pratt Tavern in 1790, where Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette is believed to have stayed. Revamped in 1984 while maintaining the historic elements of James’ longstanding pharmaceutical business, the building became a popular soda fountain shop, and still serves old-fashioned favorites, ice cream and gourmet coffees today.

“This is a truly unique opportunity to own an iconic residence with income potential,” said Weiner. “The home is exactly what you would expect of a bed & breakfast—quaint, relaxing and full of rich history in a beautiful village setting. I am thrilled to be showcasing this property, and look forward to seeing what the future holds.”

For more information on the property, located at 325 Main Street, 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 19,000 sales associates located in approximately 850 offices throughout 65 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Rick Weiner

Real Estate Agent




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