Located in the center of the Village Green, on a ley line between the three colonial churches, this exceptional horse property with its circa 1740/ 1790 Georgian colonial has two bridges that cross over its brook to the meadows and its own beautiful pond. One area of the home was built in 1740 with a central fireplace, the rest of the house built in 1790 with two working fireplaces. Historically significant due to architecture and the original Smith family that owned the property. US senator Nathan Smith and his wife Sarah McCracken Smith were the original owners. His brother was...a US representative and state congressman, and state senator Nathaniel Smith and his wife Rebecca Benedict Smith lived nearby in Woodbury; and he also served on the state Supreme Court. They were the uncles of US congressman Truman Smith, who served as a US representative and US senator. All three men were lawyers educated at Yale and were judges practicing in Litchfield County. Historic trees include a 400-year-old maple tree and a 300-year-old sycamore tree, among other varieties of fruit and flowering trees. The property also features a studio apartment. The barn built around 1800 boasts four horse stalls, a sink, cold running water, and its own well. The property also includes an open barn for shelter on two acres of horse pasture with fencing and a round pen. All construction in the house and barn is chestnut, with original nails, peg, and post-construction. Chestnut floors line the house with a front Palladian window, and Grecian columns on the front and side. The home offers plenty of space with ten-foot ceilings throughout the home and exceptionally large rooms for a historic property. The home also features a separate deep well for the house with a high-quality water and septic system for the house. Other features include an original central staircase, original paneling in two rooms, and original lead windows in most rooms. There is a walking bridge over the local stream and a robust recently-built horse bridge over the same stream, giving the horses access to the barn from the pasture. Approved as a two-family residence with a small studio apartment, this home includes Bosch appliances, a red enamel wood stove in the front parlor fireplace, and a new washer and dryer.
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