WESTPORT — The home that gracefully straddles previous and current at 50 Turkey Hill Street N. has many names, in response to a number of historic paperwork.
In a single, the up to date vintage colonial home is known as the Redfield Home for its authentic homeowners within the early 18th century. In one other it’s “The Burrow,” after the Burr household, who owned the home at a later time.
Within the Connecticut Historic Fee’s Historic Sources Stock of buildings and buildings, relationship again to 1988, the home is listed because the Burr-Banks Home. With its mixture of native historical past and trendy facilities — together with a heated Gunite in-ground swimming pool and customized fireplace pit — it could be clever for somebody to easily name this home “dwelling, candy dwelling.”
For a quick time curiosity in classic homes appeared to wane, however immediately there’s a resurgence of curiosity as folks start to worth the previous once more and notice the significance of defending and preserving these “Grand Dames.” With the acquisition of this home, the following homeowners are buying a chunk of Westport historical past.
In sleek and neat cursive writing, a doc relationship again to July 16, 1913, affords some historical past about this home: “Jonathan Burr married Sarah Redfield and in 1799 the home was reconstructed for his or her occupancy (reconstructed and expanded by Daniel Burr Jr. for his son, Jonathan Burr, as a marriage present). … An iron latch on the kitchen door bears the date 1799.”
The doc continues: “The home is alleged to have been an inn earlier than it got here into the palms of Jonathan Burr. There’s a platform in one of many higher rooms, which has at all times been referred to as “The Fiddler’s Bench” as custom says that the bigger a part of the second flooring was open for dancing and that the musicians sat on a bench on this platform.” The handwriting and the historic info have been from Helen Ward Banks, a 20-year resident of the home within the early 20th century.
The Cliffside Grey-colored home within the Lengthy Tons neighborhood was initially constructed as an inn, “in regards to the time of the Revolutionary Battle on the farm of one of many Burr household,” in response to handwritten materials from the Westport Historic Society Examine of Previous Homes, dated June 1963. This similar doc claims that, at one time, the terraced gardens on this 1.11-acre stage property have been “one of many present locations of the group.”
ABOUT THIS HOUSE
STYLE: Vintage Colonial
ADDRESS: 50 Turkey Hill Street N.
FEATURES: 1.11-acre stage and partially fenced property, nook lot, 19th century indifferent barn/two-car storage with loft, heated Shotcrete in-ground swimming pool, skilled landscaping, backyard space, giant gardening shed, exterior lighting, patio, terracing customized fireplace pit, screened porch, underground sprinkler, rough-hewn uncovered beams, refinished wide-planked wooden flooring, twelve-over-twelve double-hung home windows, three fireplaces, interval particulars, freshly painted inside and exterior, flag pole, ceiling followers; straightforward touring distance to Publish Street (Route 1), retailers, seashores, public colleges and Greens Farms Metro North practice station; strolling distance to Staples Excessive, Bedford Center and Lengthy Tons Elementary colleges; walk-up attic, attic fan, full basement, stone wall, zoned central air con and pure fuel warmth, public water and sewer connections, proprietor/agent, seven bedrooms, 4 full and two half baths
SCHOOLS: Lengthy Tons Elementary, Bedford Center, Staples Excessive College
MILL RATE: 16.86 mills
The nook lot, which shares one facet with Lengthy Tons Street, continues to be a present place, as is the home, which options 5,224 sq. toes of dwelling area on three ranges.
Its skilled landscaping is augmented by a big gardening shed. Inside, the home options 12-over-12 double-hung home windows, three fireplaces, interval particulars, authentic rough-hewn beams, and refinished wide-planked wooden flooring all through. Handwrought nails have been used to safe the shingles to the outside facade, which was just lately painted, as was the inside.
A number of rooms have built-ins, and the spacious eat-in kitchen options a big butler’s pantry with glass-front cabinetry. The kitchen additionally has a big farm sink, ample cupboards and counter area, and high-end home equipment together with a Sub-Zero fridge. A non-public screened-in porch with a bluestone flooring is accessed from the formal eating room.
On the second flooring there are 5 bedrooms. The main bedroom has a sunny sitting room. The completed third flooring includes two versatile rooms and a full bathtub — excellent as a nanny suite, gymnasium, playroom, artwork studio or dwelling workplace.
A separate 19th-century barn with loft incorporates two car bays.
For extra info or to make an appointment to see the home contact Michael Mombello of KMS Companions and Compass Connecticut, LLC at 203-505-4477 or Michael.email@example.com.