Dagny Eason, Fairfield County's Real Estate Blog: Lovingly restored and updated Antique Wilton, CT home - So Much Charm!

Lovingly restored and updated Antique Wilton, CT home - So Much Charm!

What do you get when a master builder (Walter Smith) with a passion for restoration and preservation of historical architecture wants to build his own home? The answer can be found at 18 Forest Lane. 

18 Forest Front

Construted in the 1990's, this home required the meticulous disassemby and re-construction of an 1820's home from Wilton, and a 1830's barn from Bethel.

Barn reconstruction

These two buildings were brought together at 18 Forest, a quiet lane just a few minutes from Wilton Center, and joined together on an entirely new foundation and updated to make most anyone comfortable. 

To anyone looking for the warmth and charm of an antique home, this house has it with plenty to spare; all of the original wide floorboards are back in place, and exposed rafters, joists and supports abound.

The warmth contiues with Walt's attention to modern details and creature comforts. The house, being re-constructed, has new windows which let in lots of fantastic light. There is custom built cabinetry throughout, lovingly designed and built by Walt himself. And for anyone worried about hot summers and cold winters, fear not, the house now has modern insulation, baseboard and hot air heating, plus central air to keep you comfotable year round.


Take a virtual tour of the house to see all of the beautiful restoration work and all of the modern amenities that were added to this home.

You might not think that an antique home is for you, but just look at the space. The freshly painted walls, beautiful wood, and brand new appliances provide you with a blank canvas where chippendale, a live edge table, or pop art can all shine. 

Now enough about whether this house is old or new, The Barn! Attached to the main house, and over the spacious 2 car garage, the interior of the barn looks like it could be from the set of Little House on the Prairie and is large enough to host a small wedding (which it has), a holiday party, or you convert it into a fantastic work space for a small business. The separate entrance on the barn is a great way to keep party guests and work separate out of the house.

Barn Interior

Neither words nor pictures do this property justice. The home sits proudly elevated atop a slight hill, and with old growth trees all around the back yard provides an oasis from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

If you have the slightest interest in this property, you really must visit. Call 203.858.4853 or email me, Dagny Eason for a personal tour or if you have any questions about real estate. Whether buying or selling, I'm happy to assist you!


The most recent ranking of the nation’s high schools published by U.S. News & World Report distinguished Connecticut with 11 gold medal schools, 24 silver medal schools, and 4 bronze medal schools. Of the top 10 best high schools listed, half were in the 26th district. Weston, Ridgefield, Wilton, Joel Barlow, Darien, New Canaan, and Staples High School were recognized.


This article has been written by Dagny Eason.


Feel free to call Dagny Eason to discuss this at (203) 762-1700


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Comment balloon 6 commentsDagny Eason • June 28 2018 09:18PM


Dagny, Congratulations on this  listing and I have to admit I love it when buyers restore a vintage home to modern day standards and allow it to continue instead of becoming obsolete, just like they do in Europe, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 2 years ago

Good afternoon Dagny - I hope you get some interest in this beautiful home.  A nice showcase for Independence Day.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago

Really like how you included pictures and a description of the remodel of this wonderful home Dagny.  Also like how they attached the barn to the main house to expand the living space. Some lucky buyer is going to appreciate all the hardwork put in and make it their own soon!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 2 years ago

Hi Dangy, Congratulations on this great new listing.  The remodeling of this home will attract potential buyers.  I am sure you will have it sold real soon.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 2 years ago

Congratulation on your new listing.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker about 2 years ago

Good afternoon Dagney - this home is just waiting for a lucky new owner.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago