The rustic red exterior and hand-hewn beams of this former Connecticut farm are all still intact, but what was once the silo is now an office and home gym.
Dating back to 1900, the rural Connecticut property – listed for $1m via William Pitt Sotheby’s International – sits on 14 peaceful acres along the Housatonic riverfront in Kent. The exterior is every inch the dairy farm it once was, but its 3,600 sq ft interiors are now a vast, four-bedroom home.
Skylight and soaring ceilings speak to the agricultural building’s former life, but new additions ensure it’s fit for modern living – including radiant heated floors, a chef’s kitchen, an electric car charging station and – key, for a home located in a remote spot – fast internet.
The current owners have made the most of the property’s grounds as well, adding a heated outdoor pool, installing deckchairs on the riverfront and a fire pit – accessed directly from the living space.
The Appalachian trail is across the river from the home, which is also in a good spot for accessing the Mohawk Mountain Ski Area and the Kent Falls State Park. New York is just under two hours’ drive.