For just $450K, a charming Connecticut cottage with a unique musical history

Posted On Sat, May 6, 2017 By

Posted On Sat, May 6, 2017 By In Connecticut, Cool Listings, Getting Away, Historic Homes

This Connecticut home, which is beyond quaint and has been dubbed the “Sunset cottage,” comes with a musical backstory dating from more than a century ago (h/t CIRCA). In 1900, the former farmhouse served as a summer dormitory and reading room for students at the Greene School of Music. Sixty years after the school shuttered in 1924–and after a full renovation into a home–musician Paul Fenick snatched it up. He often used the space to perform with his bluegrass band, The Still River Ramblers. The school’s library was converted to a practice space, and framed album covers, concert posters, and artist photographs were hung on the walls. Now the cozy house, located in the heart of Brookfield’s Historic District, is up for sale asking $449,900.

The building dates back to 1870 when it served as a barn. Although the barn building is still intact, the land it sits on, about an acre, has been decked out with a heated in-ground pool and professional landscaping.

The interior has plenty of historic, quirky details. Wainscoting lines each room, including the entertainment room added off the music room. A horseshoe found on the property hangs inside, and old doors found on site were refurbished and rehung. (Up in the attic, the traditional barn beams and the wooden pegs that connect them are still visible.)

Custom wainscoting was made for the cabinets in the kitchen. The walls that line the dining area look out onto the leafy property.

The master bedroom comes with its own walk-in closet. In total, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms over 2,800 square feet. And the property isn’t just located in a historic district, it’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. With such a unique history and beautiful surrounding land, this makes for a one-of-a-kind home.

[Via CIRCA Old Houses]

[Listing: 152 Whisconier Road by Kim Kendall for Coldwell Banker]

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Photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker

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