"The Old Homestead" - This historic country compound is set back privately on 2 picturesque level acres in the Redding center estate area w/circular drive; 18th century farmhouse lovingly renovated in the 1990s to retain all of the period details w/today's modern updates; former carriage barn converted to 2 story cottage for ideal artist/writer's studio; & Pole barn w/insulated workshop, 2 garage bays, & 2nd floor storage. Total 3,113 sf incl. 504 sf in the detached cottage. The gracious main home showcases wide board chestnut floors, exposed beams, plaster walls, 3 fireplaces incl. DR w/beehive oven, & nine over six windows, many w/original glass. The rambling main level includes the inviting kitchen w/island & breakfast room; great room w/fplc & French doors to the rear stone patio & sprawling yard; plus 23' library w/3rd fplc & wall of built-in book shelves. Total 3 BR, 2/1 baths incl. MBR suite w/steam shower plus 2 BR suite served by separate stairway. Mechanical updates incl. whole house generator, furnace, 4 BR septic system & cedar siding (see addendum for complete list of updates). Cottage has potential for legal apt. under revised zoning regulations. Top Redding Center location near arboretum w/award winning schools, Huntington & Putnam State Parks, tennis courts, playground, ball fields, Topstone Park, Redding Community Center/Senior Center, Mark Twain Library, New Pond Farm, 2 Metro North stations, & shopping just minutes from property, all just 55 miles from NYC!