George Washington danced here! It was once home to the Old Lyme Art Guild. This extraordinary 1680 home, known as “Peck Tavern” is steeped in historical significance. Beamed ceilings and corner posts are hand hewn, with wide board floors throughout and finely crafted paneling. The home has been updated, including a geothermal system, all while maintaining its historical integrity. A new 24x14 Kitchen is open and bright with sunlight. Granite counters and all modern appliances include a Subzero refrigerator and Wolf stove, ideal for entertaining. Adjacent is a new Family room, three walls of windows overlook the gardens, French doors open to the stone patio and expansive lawn. There is a gracious paneled Dining room with an original corner cupboard, double chandeliers and a large stone cooking fireplace which includes a beehive oven. The 25X14 beamed Living room has an original fireplace made of Connecticut sandstone that is flanked with beautiful carved tombstone paneling. The 25x13 Master bedroom with an original fireplace has an unusual center wall hinged at the ceiling which historically was used to create two separate rooms. The new Master bath with radiant heat has a glass shower, twin basins and tiled basket weave floor. All bedrooms have been updated as has a private end office. A large two-story barn has two car bays and a horse stall. The home is recorded on The National Register of Historic Places. Minutes from I95 and located half way between New York and Boston.
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Listing Courtesy ofWilliam Pitt Sotheby's Int'l