$5.5M renovated farmhouse with 'mini brewery,' wine cellar on the market in Redding

Some houses in Connecticut are literal converted farms. Others are farmhouses that have been upgraded from their traditional roots, and at the farmhouse on 33 Chestnut Woods Road in Redding, there aren’t any signs of its 1938 origins.

Listed for $5.5 million, the Redding home was redesigned in 2020 with the help of “renowned architects, designers and local artisans,” according to the listing, and pairs “rustic natural elements” with contemporary details. On the home’s nearly 5 acres of land, there’s a heated pool and a “pool house barn,” which opens up to the outdoor patio through a garage-style door, according to listing agent Roni Agress of the Ridgefield brokerage of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. 

The main level of the barn finished stainless steel bar with what a description provided by Sotheby's refers to as a "mini brewery," as well as a fireplace and additional living space. While the "mini brewery isn't visible from the main living area, Agress said in an email that the lower level of the barn contains its inner workings. 

"On the lower level of the pool house/barn, there is the brewery system with all the requisite equipment," she said. "The lines from the kegs run up to the taps for dispensing the beer at the bar."

The home on 33 Chestnut Woods Road in Redding, Conn. has a wine grotto and tasting room.

The home on 33 Chestnut Woods Road in Redding, Conn. has a wine grotto and tasting room.

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There’s also a “grotto-style” wine cellar and tasting room, as well as a gym cottage complete with a stationary bike, weight machines, a television and outdoor access. Three additional en-suite bedrooms, three home office spaces and a bonus room that sleeps six to eight guests round out the home’s amenities. 

The 7,241-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five full bathrooms. A main-level wing contains the primary suite, as well as a double-sided fireplace and an en-suite bathroom with a steam shower, spa tub and radiant-heated floors. 

The main level also includes the kitchen, which the listing notes is finished with “salvaged antique barn-wood ceiling beams,” as well as the family room that has a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and custom stainless steel sliding doors. Also part of the home is a four-season sun room, according to the listing, finished with window walls that open up to the backyard.