A 1759 Schoolhouse Turned Industrial-Style Home Asks $450K in Connecticut

The 18th-century property features thoughtfully updated interiors transformed by the current owners, a furniture maker couple.
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Location: 255 Aspetuck Ridge Road, New Milford, Connecticut

Price: $450,000

Year Built: 1759

Footprint: 1,210 square feet (two bedrooms, two baths)

From the agent: "The original schoolhouse of Lower Merryall, built in 1759. From the moment you step foot on this property, the beauty of the home and grounds will overwhelm you. The home was purchased seven years ago by furniture makers. The work they have done to bring this antique home into the 21st century is apparent from the moment you step inside the front door, as the craftsmanship and detail they put into the renovation will blow you away."

The historic residence at 255 Aspetuck Ridge Road was built in 1759 as a schoolhouse for the Lower Merryall neighborhood of New Milford, Connecticut.

"The open-concept first floor features two sitting areas, a fireplace, and a beautifully done kitchen with an island," says the listing agent.

Concrete countertops and black-painted cabinets pop against the white-painted, wood-paneled ceiling and walls in the kitchen.

"The contrast of dark hardwood with the white walls and ceilings gives a warm, industrial-modern feel to this antique home," says the listing agent.

The two bedrooms are located on the upper level of the residence.

White-painted, wood-paneled ceilings and walls continue into both sleeping areas.

A large, slanted skylight illuminates one of the two bathrooms.

The second level also includes a laundry area and a unique loft.

"Off the back of the home is a large bluestone patio, built to entertain," says the listing agent.

"Through the set of doors you find yourself on a deck with a pergola and framed with black planter boxes, perfect for dining," says the listing agent. "Just below is a casual sitting area complete with L-shaped bench seating and a gravel base."

A detached studio doubles down on the industrial vibe of the main house.

255 Aspetuck Ridge Road in New Milford, Connecticut, is currently listed for $450,000 by Brian Hastings of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

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