Renovating an old structure into something worth living in can be a hard challenge, but we think this six-bedroom, six-bath home in New Canaan, Connecticut, lives up to the task. The structure was originally a 1926 barn for polo horses that has been expanded and modernized for a family.
Still, the interiors look rustic and refined. It’s hard to tell where the old building starts and stops thanks to reclaimed wooden beams sourced from barns all over New England. Wide plank and stone floors add to the charm.
A wood burning stone fireplace uses a heavy beam mantle as a centerpiece, and the home features dutch doors, a sleeping porch, and a kitchen with Vermont marble and a Lacanche stove. A master suite is located in a separate wing of the house with a vaulted double-height ceiling, exposed beams, fireplace, and a tin-lined copper tub.
All of this is set on 3.7 acres of fields with a small pond and groves of birch trees. If this cozy and unique restoration of a historic barn looks just right for you, 394 Brushy Ridge Road is on the market now for $2,495,000.