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A converted barn and lots of land in Sharon, Connecticut, for $700,000

This three-bedroom, two-bath house sits on a 28-acre lot.

William Pitt Sotheby's International/ERA Sargis-Breen Real Estate

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Sharon, Connecticut, in partly rural Litchfield County, is where you'll find beautiful greenery along the Housatonic River and a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Also nearby is the Housatonic Meadows State Park, where you can enjoy performances at the Sharon Playhouse, long walks, and birding in the wooded Sharon Audubon Center. For dining, there are several breweries and taverns throughout the area.

Sharon has drawn past and present famous residents, like the late William F. Buckley, Jr., Jasper Johns, Kevin Bacon, and Michael J. Fox. If you would like to join them, consider this re-purposed, cross-gabled barn built in 1920 at 234 Gay St., on the market for $700,000.

The three-bedroom, two-bath house has an open plan living area with exposed beams and an extra-high ceiling.

The light-filled living space also includes many windows, a wood-burning stove, and room for a dining set. A second set of glass doors leads out to a deck.

The open kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances, marble counters, and a wooden island.

There's a second living room that sits separately from the main entertaining area.

The massive master bedroom is full of light and has space for a sitting area.

The master bathroom is en suite.

The two additional bedrooms look spacious as well.

And here's the second bathroom.

The house sits on a 28-acre lot replete with open pastures and a pond.

Other highlights include a basement, horse stalls, and a garage, in addition to several sheds and storage areas for animals, should you intend to keep any. There is also a laundry room. Annual taxes are $11,848.

The house is about a 2.5-hour drive from New York City.

 

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