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Refreshed 1790s house with barn and pool asks $660K

Old-house living with a peace of mind

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Location: Woodbury, Connecticut

Price: $659,000

For old-house lovers who still prefer relatively low-maintenance, hassle-free living, this recently updated house in Woodbury, Connecticut, about 90 miles north of New York City, offers the best of both worlds. While there are lots of antique charms to appreciate in the circa-1795 residence, such as wide-board flooring, stone fireplaces, and hand-hewn beams, you’d also be able to rest assured that the roof won’t fall in over your head, for example.

According to the listing, current owners have put in over $100,000 to upgrade the three-bedroom, 2,739-square-foot home, including adding the new wood shingle and copper roof, 22 Marvin windows, central air, as well as sprucing up the rustic gourmet kitchen. The grounds, spread over 2.83 acres, is also a delightful mix of the traditional and new. There’s a paddock and large barn suitable for keeping horses, cars, or a workshop. Closer to the house, you’ll find a mahogany deck with hot tub and a stone terrace overlooking a gunite pool and gardens.