Wilton, Connecticut. The four-bedroom home on this 5-acre riverfront compound was rebuilt from a barn, with original vaulted ceilings and wood beams and added marine-themed details, including a “nautilus” staircase to an observatory. The main suite has a beehive fireplace, copper tub, and stone rotunda shower.
Outside are lawns, woods, two guest cottages, and a 19th-century forge. $1,995,000. Joel and Lori Associates, William Pitt/Sotheby’s International Realty, (203) 984-1227.