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Connecticut home where Abe Lincoln hung out is for sale

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World-renowned pianist Frédéric Chu and award-winning sculptor Janine Esposito Listing properties in Westport, Connecticutfor $2.59 million, comes with real history.

The Colonial Revival at 52 Weston Road dates back to 1806.

From 1826 to 1889, the property was part of a larger estate owned by a banker named Morris Ketchum. It was then known as the Hockanham Estate. correspondence between Ketchum and Abraham Lincoln gives a glimpse of Ketchum and Abraham Lincoln’s visit to the grounds. It also seems likely that George Washington held a Revolutionary War fundraiser at or near that location. Undocumented local lore also goes by Rock Hudson and Buffalo Bill. What is certain is that Central Park co-creator Frederick Lawhe also visited Olmsted.

President Abraham Lincoln visited this Connecticut mansion according to centuries of correspondence.
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This spectacular property is on the market for $2.59 million.
This spectacular property is on the market for $2.59 million.
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Not shy about eye-catching interiors.
Not shy about eye-catching interiors.
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A view of the inside of the kitchen.
A view of the inside of the kitchen.
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Beyond History, the site contains mature specimen trees, some reportedly “extras” from Olmsted’s Central Park project, and a 400-year-old copper beech tree, one of four in the state. There are only books. The property also contains tall cypress trees and Kentucky Yellowwood, which are “extremely rare, especially in Connecticut.”

The main house includes a rounded music room, a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen, and a main bedroom suite with curved walls and a balcony overlooking the gardens. It includes antique wide plank floors and four fireplaces. There is also a 2,000-square-foot carriage house, featuring one bedroom, one bathroom, and beamed ceilings, which is legally rented.

There’s also a 350-square-foot studio building with a full bath that looks like a “small hotel suite,” Esposito said. The site also includes ample space to build a pool.

dining room.
dining room.
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Eat-in space next to the kitchen.
Eat-in space next to the kitchen.
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One of the bedrooms included in the offering.
One of the bedrooms included in the offering.
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another bedroom.
another bedroom.
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The owner purchased this property for $1.5 million in 2011. The mansion has also been home to the community-based nonprofit Beechwood Arts and Innovation for the past 12 years. Hosts over 100 “art immersion salons” to showcase artists and performers, including Grammy Award-winning Joshua Her Belle, one of her artists signing the breakfast room’s “singing wall” I’ve been

Esposito tells Gimme that the couple are staying in Connecticut, near Westport, where they “continue to run Beechwood Arts and Innovation.”

“Frederick has started traveling frequently again, with concerts, judging competitions, and teaching full-time at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Hart School in Hartford. It’s beechwood and we need more flexible spaces to live in to accommodate that,” she added. It’s a truly magical place. It’s bittersweet to leave,” she added.

The listing broker is Cyd Hamer of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

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