NEW CANAAN, Conn. – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty will host its first historic house tour in New Canaan, “Old is New Again,” on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature historic homes from the early 1700s through the 1940s, all of which have been updated to meet today’s lifestyle while preserving their rich pasts.
As the creators of the first New Canaan Modern House Tour and New Canaan Great Estates Tour, two longstanding traditions in town, the firm is excited to present a tour that pays homage to historic homes. The event aims to showcase how older residences seamlessly have transitioned to accommodate 21st Century lifestyles, with the use of open floor plans, new décor and other updated features. Almost all the properties on the tour have been meticulously updated, preserving their character while also providing the key amenities often sought after in new construction homes.
“This tour is open to the public, and will hopefully attract a broad audience,” said Rita Kirby, a New Canaan agent who has two listings included on the route. “I am confident that all who attend, especially young buyers, will appreciate and see historic homes in a positive light, and ultimately include them in their future house hunting endeavors.”
The specific New Canaan properties that will be toured include 228 Weed St., 615 West Road, 76 Harrison Ave., 108 East Ave., 558 Old Stamford Road, 587 Brookside Road, 346 Dans Highway, 20 White Oak Shade Lane, 75 Turner Hill Road, 306 Carter St. and 854 North Wilton Road.
In addition, 176 Cross Highway, a property in the nearby town of Redding, and 1090 Ridgefield Road, in Wilton, will be included on the tour.
The New Canaan brokerage is at 26 Cherry St.
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty manages a $3.9 billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, N.Y.