Another example of American history shines in this 1719 colonial. This six-bedroom residence was likely one of the first homes built in Darien, where first land clearings date as far back as 1641 (this home even predates the town’s first church, built circa 1739). As a testament to the construction of the era, 40 Swifts Lane retains much of its character. Exposed wooden ceilings and underground stone walls offer hundreds of years of stories at every glance. The 5,242-square-foot residence sits on 2.4 acres and has been updated with smart technology and newer mechanicals while retaining a variety of original details. The home is currently on sale through Houlihan Lawrence for $4.695 million.