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1775 Strawberry fields farmhouse with historic ties asks $599K

The property is known for its extensive strawberry beds

Simple wooden farmhouse painted blue with a central chimney and red barn in the background.
It is believed that George Washington passed by the house, as it appears on one of his surveyor’s maps.
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Location: Sherman, Connecticut

Price: $599,000

Not only is this historic farmhouse beautifully rehabilitated, it’s called, adorably, Strawberry Fields Farm. Built in 1775 on nearly 13 acres in Sherman, Connecticut, by William Giddings, it is believed that George Washington passed by the house on his way from Hartford to Newburgh, New York; his geographer Robert Erskine noted the home’s location on one of his maps. It is also well known for its strawberry beds and tobacco acreage.

The 3,200-square-foot four-bedroom features many original details including wide-plank wooden floors, exposed beams, and multiple working fireplaces. The property also boasts a post-and-beam barn, which was recently moved, plus other outbuildings like a sugar shack and chicken coop, which make it a productive farm stand offering organic fruits and vegetables, flowers, and maple syrup.

Surrounded by the Appalachian Trail and land trust properties, the farm at 70 Route 55 West is asking $599,000.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty