Old Saybrook, Conn. – April 19, 2017–– William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed the former home of Rev. Thomas Buckingham, a trustee and original founder of Yale University. The historic residence, built circa 1671, is believed to be the site of the school’s first commencement in 1702, and housed library books that are currently available at Yale in New Haven. Essex agent Kathy Schellens represents the listing, which is now for sale and offered at $795,000.
Known locally as “The Rev. Thomas Buckingham House,” the pristine New England Saltbox antique has undergone extensive updates and renovations, seamlessly blending historic details with modern features and amenities. The home’s original post and beams, hand hewn panels, wide planked floorboards, wood burning stove and premier finishes remain. An open concept floor plan, formal dining room, as well as custom kitchen with a six-burner gas stove, upscale appliances, granite countertops and center island make the home ideal for entertaining. There is also a separate bar area with a sink and wine fridge, in addition to a large walk-in pantry for ample storage. The property is conveniently located within walking distance of town, and encompasses pristine gardens, a tool shed, outdoor shower and bluestone patio.
“This home presents a rare opportunity to own a piece of Old Saybrook history,” said Schellens. “Its loving restoration pays homage to its notable roots, while offering luxuries and amenities that go above and beyond all expectations. I am honored to represent such a treasured home in town.”
For more information on the property, located at 412 Main Street, please visit the firm’s website here.
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