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Location: Lyme, Connecticut
Located about an hour southeast of Hartford, Connecticut, and halfway between New York City and Boston, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath property is a newer house made to look old. Designed and constructed in 1990, the home was built for Albert Firestone and Norma Terris (of Ziegfeld Follies & Goodspeed’s Norma Terris theater) on ten acres and dubbed “Stone Ledge.”
A granite and timber exterior sits among a Douglas fir forest, blueberry bushes, stone sculptures, and a 2,000-square-foot tri-level granite patio. Reclaimed beams abound inside the home, matched with granite and wide plank oak floors. Nine-foot ceilings add to the airy feeling, as do the large windows found in the kitchen and guest bedrooms.
Even though the house’s reclaimed wood might make history lovers swoon, modern amenities like a sauna, gear shed, and spacious butler’s pantry point to thoughtful design. The house also boasts three granite fireplaces and a finished room above the garage that could work as an in-law suite, art, or music studio.
If you’re ready for 10 acres in Connecticut, 88 Salem Road is on the market now for $798,000.