By pairing the quaint atmosphere of an antique home with the no-work-needed amenities of one newly built, a house at 206 Mountain Road was recently named the Home Building Industry\u2019s \u201cBest Speculative Remodel\u201d for 2014. Built by Wilton\u2019s own Wood Builders Inc., the award-winning home is of the first speculative houses to be put on the market in Wilton in the years following the Great Recession. It rests on an original 18th-Century foundation, and \u201csome of the framing\u201d is original, says Wood Builders partner Bob Wood, but most of the 3,758-square-foot house is newly built. \u201cSpeculative building is becoming more feasible because the banks are beginning to loan on speculative houses again,\u201d Mr. Wood said. \u201cThe land prices around here have come down as a result of the recession,\u201d which helps, too. The home takes the best parts of an old home \u2014 the size and style \u2014 and removes the bad parts \u2014 seemingly never-ending upkeep and repairs. \u201cIt has new blown-in insulation, a propane oven, and all of the energy efficiency we could get while retaining the antique feel,\u201d Mr. Wood said. To further reinforce the antique style of the home, a large antique fir barn built in the 19th Century sits on the two-acre lot, and the kitchen\u2019s island is made of oak recycled from the original 18th-Century building. It also has a detached two-car garage, a back patio with a fire pit, a formal dining room, four bedrooms, hardwood flooring, and an unfinished basement.The home is near Branch Brook Open Space, and is within quick driving distance of the Branchville train station and downtown Georgetown. Of the house\u2019s award, one of the most prestigious in the state, Mr. Wood said his company\u2019s experience led to such a commendable build. \u201cIt\u2019s experience,\u201d he said. \u201cAnd it doesn\u2019t hurt to be known. We are fortunate to have a good reputation, and that certainly helps. We\u2019ve always been doing quality work.\u201d With a perfect name for a family of builders, Wood Building has been in business for more than 100 years. Bob Wood\u2019s father and grandfather started building small Cape-style houses in Darien before the Great Depression, and Mr. Wood\u2019s own children are currently part of the construction team. The company has been around so long, Mr. Wood said, that his grandfather was buying wood from Ring\u2019s End lumber when it first opened in 1902. Once this home sells, according to Mr. Wood, the company will begin working on a second spec house. Wilton Country Homes, owned by Kevin O\u2019Brien, is the listing Realtor for the home, which is listed at $1,329,000. Information: wiltoncountryhomes.com and woodbuildersinc.com.