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.