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Historic 17th-century home with barn asks $650K

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The circa-1670 home was built by William Hill, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut

A circa-1670 home with gray wood siding, a center chimney, and an American flag hanging above he door sits in a green yard with green trees on either side. Photos by Ed Bermudez

Lovers of old homes have their choice of midcentury or Victorian listings, but it’s harder to find preserved structures from our country’s earliest history. This circa-1670 home boasts four bedrooms and two baths and was built by William Hill, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut.

Like many 17th-century homes in the U.S., the house was moved to its current location in Bolton, Connecticut, in 1992. The state’s Historical Society provided a special permit to renovate the 2,481-square-foot home with modern construction materials while maintaining its original antique features.

A taproom is reminiscent of a historic pub, while the “keeping room”—a type of traditional dining room—boasts a fireplace, stone walls, and views out to the gardens. Lower ceilings with exposed beams showcase the home’s period features, as do the restored floors and windows. Upstairs, two master bedrooms are supplemented by two unfinished bedrooms, and the house boasts a library.

Amenities on the 2.9-acre property include a stocked pond, pasture, and two post-and-beam barns. One of the barns includes a loft apartment, and there is also an attached horse stall, a workshop, and a two car garage.

Ready to own a piece of American history? 285 Bolton Center Road is on the market now for $650,000.

A rear view of a gray, wood-sided house with a brick patio surrounded by grass. On the patio are two umbrellas, a dining table set, and lounge chairs with cushions.
The home is on 2.9 acres and features a pleasant brick patio.
A historic dining room features worn wooden floors, exposed wooden beams, a gray bar in the corner, and an array of traditional spindly chairs and wood tables.
The “keeping room,” a traditional dining room with exposed beam ceilings.
A historic living room with large traditional fireplace, red leather chairs, rugs on worn wood floors and exposed beam ceilings.
The living room features a historic fireplace.
A living room with oriental rugs over wood floors, a slip-covered white couch, a red leather chair, and exposed wood beams.
Another sitting area with exposed beams.
A gray kitchen island and stone floors look out onto an eat-in kitchen nook with views to the garden.
The updated kitchen features a charming eat-in nook with garden views.
A four-post, light blue bed sits in a room with worn floors, rugs, a light red dresser, and one blue accent wall.
One of two master bedrooms upstairs.