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Antique Home Up For Sale In Weston Dates Back To Start Of Reservoir

An antique home known as the “Aaron Banks barn" is currently for sale in Weston.
An antique home known as the “Aaron Banks barn" is currently for sale in Weston. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTON, Conn. -- William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the listing of a renovated antique home tucked into a hillside in the town of Weston.

Southport agent and current homeowner Mark Basile represents the listing, located at 54 Davis Hill Road. The home is now for sale at $779,000.

Referred to as the "Aaron Banks barn" by the town of Weston, the 1810 refurbished hideaway contains a variety of modern luxuries.

According to Basile, it is believed that the house was one of the residences included in the Village of Valley Forge in Weston, which is now the site of the Aspetuck Reservoir.

Upon its formation in 1939, villagers had the choice of selling their property to the hydraulic company or moving their home.

Basile believes his residence experienced the latter, since its deed dates back to the same year as the reservoir’s creation.

A stone staircase greets residents at the historic home, which features several unique, high quality details throughout.

Chestnut beams and two fireplaces are present, as well as a number of modifications, including chestnut cabinetry, marble and glass floors, rose quartz countertops and a conservatory glass-roof dining room.

In addition, the four-bedroom, two and a half-bath residence has a master suite complete with a vaulted ceiling and stained glass window overlooking a completely private gunite pool and manicured gardens.

The 1.14-acre property also offers a separate 400 square-foot studio.

The converted structure previously served as a meeting house in Vermont, and was eventually reconstructed with a cupola and moved to the property in the 1960s.

“This completely renovated hilltop antique brings to mind a Tuscan villa, a home in the Hollywood Hills or a quiet country inn,” said Basile. “The house has romance, glamour, privacy and style – a storybook charmer. I look forward to sharing this joyful home with potential future homeowners.”

For more information on the property, click here.

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