MLS® ID: 170166093
1 Sill Lane
Old Lyme, Connecticut, 06371 $885,000
This home is a special blend of the old and the new. Short walk to the village of Old Lyme. One of Connecticut’s oldest houses, George Washington danced in the house when it was the Peck Tavern. But this historical gem has all the updated amenities of a new home including energy-saving, renewable geothermal heating and A/C, fully renovated bathrooms, a beautiful new 24X14 kitchen with granite counters and top of the line appliances and a large sunroom full of light that overlooks the gardens on three sides. Beamed ceilings and corner posts are hand hewn, with wide board floors throughout. There is a gracious dining room with an original corner cupboard, double chandeliers and a large stone cooking fireplace with beehive oven. The 25X14 living room has an original fireplace that is flanked with carved wood tombstone shaped paneling. The new Master bath has radiant heat, a glass shower, twin basins and tiled basket weave marble floor. For an older home, it is surprisingly bright and has higher ceilings than was the norm. The flow of the house and outdoor stone patio make it ideal for entertaining. Surrounded by 3 acres of landscaped property, the level yard would be ideal for a pool and the two-story barn has two car bays and a horse stall. The barn’s second floor could be converted into an artist’s studio, home office or guest apartment. The home is recorded on The National Register of Historic Places; the barn is on the Connecticut Historic Trust Barn Tour.