William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Restored Farmhouse with Attached Ice Cream Shop Business


Wethersfield, Conn. – October 30, 2014 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realtyannounced today that the firm has listed a restored antique Colonial farmhouse with an attached local ice cream shop business known as Main St. Creamery & Cafe, located at 271 Main Street in the historic town of Old Wethersfield, Conn.  Southport agent Tim Leary has the listing, which is offered at $1,200,000.

The residence, which was constructed in 1800, offers the qualities of a restored farmhouse attached to an added space built for commercial use.  The construction of this addition seamlessly blends with the antique qualities of the house, maintaining the historic integrity of the property with the use of original windows from the farmhouse as part of the ice cream shop.  Replicas of the original beams found in the residence were also used in this expansion, with six visible beams on the porch that match the home’s original structure. 

Main St. Creamery & Cafe, established in the year 2000, is known for its locally sourced ice cream, which offers over 30 unique flavors including Swiss Chocolate Almond, Butter Pecan, Maple Walnut and more. The business, which was voted one of Connecticut’s Top Ice Cream Shops by Hartford Magazine in July 2012, operates eight months per year.

The residential part of the house features restored traditional qualities and styles in each of its ten rooms and three full baths.   The home’s most recent addition, completed approximately ten years ago, includes a spacious, multi-purpose room, which can be rented out for parties and group events.  A detached three-car garage completes this lifestyle property.

“There is quite a story behind this property,” said Leary.  “The home not only offers a unique, old-world, New England charm, but it also contains years of genuine love and care.  The current owner clearly put much effort and thought into maintaining the antique qualities of the property, while also expanding it to reach its full potential and touch as many people in the community as possible.  I am excited to see what its next adventure will be, and am honored to be representing such a cherished landmark in the town of Old Wethersfield.”

The sale includes the business, house, addition, as well as a commercial vehicle.

For more information on the property, located at 271 Main Street, 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 $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm 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 more than 15,000 sales associates located in 720 offices throughout the United States and 52 other countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Tim Leary

Real Estate Agent



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