On Main Street North in Southbury, Connecticut, you will find this lovely 1700’s Colonial home.
Priced at $849,000 and “sellers motivated!” – so says the listing.
If they were really motivated, the price would need to come down a wee bit, don’t you think?
But it is a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with 3,283 finished square feet.
Plus the history…
Said to be built in 1782 by homesteader David Stiles, the house is located in the Southbury Historic District No.1.
The manicured grounds feature multiple barns – one was even marked by the Historic Barns of Connecticut Preservation.
More on the beautiful barns and property later…. let’s have a look inside the house.
You expect dark and heavy interiors with these Colonial-era homes, but this one actually feels light and airy.
Some of the original wide-plank floors can be found on the main level and parts of the second.
And those exposed beams… just splendid!
The kitchen has some lovely vintage-inspired cabinetry and a large farm sink.
And check out the modern stove tucked in a large brick hearth:
Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, but unfortunately, the listing only shows one of them.
There are also four bathrooms, but again, only one is pictured in the listing photos:
Let’s have a look outside at that gorgeous yard!
The Stiles Brook runs along the southern border of the parcel. There is also a pond that is overgrown but with a little hard work, it could be cleaned out and redeemed.
The property is mostly level and would make a great place for a garden (or several).
It looks very rural, but it is actually only a short walk from the town amenities.
Interestingly, the listing claims that Southbury is the only town in the US with that name!