This Historic $4.4M Connecticut Farmhouse Has a Party-Perfect Barn
In Washington, an 1845 farmhouse is part of Wheaton Farm, built for a priest on 81 acres, which also features a dairy barn that’s listed on the State Register of Historic Places.
If that doesn’t sound like a house party waiting to happen, consider this: The barn now serves as a posh entertaining space with 30-foot ceilings, a marble foundation crafted from stone quarried on site, the original cupola, salvaged-wood walls and a dining table long enough to seat 100 of your favorite people.
The party could continue on the wide and welcoming porch that wraps around the Greek Revival main house, then spill into its 4,500-square-foot open-plan interiors. There’s a gracious living room with a white-marble fireplace and an in-ceiling projector with a recessed seven-foot screen for showing movies. There’s another drop-down projection screen in the master bedroom, which also offers a spa-like master bathroom.
Modern technology continues in the all-white kitchen, with its Wolf stove, double Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Asko dishwashers and radiant-heated floors. And if you happen to be a real farmer, please don’t be put off by all of this fanciness. The spread also features a calf barn, a milk house, a chicken coop, meadows, the original apple orchard, a sheep field, a corn field and two streams. Mark Madonna and Jeffrey Phillips, both of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, share the $4.4 million listing.