789 Ridgefield Rd, Wilton – $725,000

The Lewis S. Seymour Homestead (c. 1836)

The Lewis S. Seymour Homestead (c. 1836) stayed in the family for over 100 years, and at least 3 generations.  More recently it was occupied by members of the Olmstead family (think Olmstead Hill Road).  Other interesting residents included farmers and a famous shoemaker.  ##  Located on Bald Hill Road, one of Wilton’s most popular cul-de-sacs, this historically significant country farmhouse style Antique home retains many authentic features (like wide-plank floors, board doors with wrought iron latches, and a beehive oven).  ##  The property is accessed through an electronic, gated entrance, revealing a pastoral property surrounded by stone walls, a barn (with a loft/workshop), and a charming country home with the irreplaceable character of yesteryear, enhanced by modern updates for today’s lifestyle.  ##  Distinct architectural features include a special two-story deck and balcony (reminiscent of New Orleans-style homes from the 1700s), and a covered porch extending the length of the house (overlooking a huge yard).  ##  Inside, the open floor plan includes two convenient staircases; a large family room and a kitchen-great-room layout; a master bedroom suite with a walk-in wardrobe room and a private balcony overlooking the property; a country kitchen with tons of storage and counter space, a breakfast bar with stools, Thermador double ovens, gas cooktop and Subzero refrigerator; and fabulous fireplaces from a bygone era.  ##  Less noticeable although equally notable are the whole house generator and dry basement.  ##  You should be the next caretaker of this magnificent, one-of-a-kind, unique Antique home, filled with almost two centuries of rich history and love and laughter.  ##  Chicken Coop optional.