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Gracious Country Home in Washington/New Preston, Ct

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Last updated: 03/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

RESERVE NOW FOR SUMMER 2014!

Step back in time into a house steeped in history but beautifully restored with all the modern comforts and amenities. This historic 210 year old home was part of the original Underground Railroad running thru CT during the Civil War. The tunnel leading into the house is still intact. The house was built by one of the areas largest iron masters, Samuel Forbes for his daughter and son-in-law. The wedding trees planted upon their marriage still grace the front entrance.

Set on more than 2 1/2 exquisite acres with a beautiful private pond, a small barn, perfect rows of white hydrangea, fragrant lilac bushes and gardens, the John Adam House, built in 1799, has been impeccably restored over four years to its initial grand manor house splendor, and is available by the weekend, long weekend, week, month or season at surprisingly affordable rates.

Graced with 11 foot ceilings, 12 over 12 windows throughout, and well proportioned rooms, the house can easily accommodate families or reunions and comfortably sleeps 6-8 people.  The house has a 4 zone heating system and central AC throughout. There are 3 wood burning fireplaces and 2 gas fireplaces upstairs.

The fully equiped kitchen will make any serious cook happy with a professional 6 burner, double oven Wolf stove, Bosch dishwasher, a large refrigerator and plenty of prep space. It opens directly to the spacious and light-filled 15' x 25' post and beam great room where you can relax in front of a roaring fire, watch television on the 42' screen or simply sit and read and take in the outdoors. This room opens to the outside with a French door leading to the deck with a large stainless steel DCS grill and a table for al fresco dining. On the side of the kitchen is the formal dining room which is 15' x 25' with a massive original keeping room fireplace. The table comfortably seats 12-14. Off the dining room a hallway leads to a beautiful guest room with a queen size Grange sleigh bed with its own perfectly renovated full bath with Waterworks fixtures and shower. Adjacent is the front parlor (15' x 20') with baby grand piano and wood burning fireplace. Mudroom and brand new LG washer and dryer complete the first floor.

A staircase in the Dining Room leads to the upstairs. On one side is the sun-filled master suite (15' x 30') with 3 exposures. Originally a ballroom with a vaulted ceiling, the room boast a paneled fireplace that has been fitted with natural looking Eiklor gas logs. The comfortable king size bed has Frette linens that you can really sink into, and a large bath outfitted by Waterworks. There is a large separate dressing room to complete the suite.

There are two additional bedrooms upstairs, one with red toile wallpaper and twin beds and the other with a full size antique iron bed and antique armoire. In between is a sitting room study with a paneled fireplace with gas logs and large flat screen TV over the mantel.  A bathroom with another Waterworks shower make these bedrooms a complete suite.

The house is about 4 miles from Washington Depot, the Washington Green, the Mayflower Inn and Spa, Winvian Spa, 3 miles from Lake Waramaug, Hopkins Vineyard, seven miles from Litchfield, and 8 miles to Kent.

Please call for availability.  All requests are confirmed by payment and a signed standard CT short-term lease contract.  Any occupancy of less than 30 days requires a 12% CT renter's tax.  
















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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    HCAV throughout the house...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas Fireplace in Master Bedroom and adjacent sitting room on opposite side....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    2 sets of linens are provided for each bedroom, towels for each bathroom...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    (4) 4 telephone extensions in the house...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand New LG steam washing machine...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    3 wood burning fireplaces (Great Room, Dining Room, Parlour)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    If interested, we can arrange...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    6 burner Wolf stove with 1 extra large oven and 1 smaller oven, salamander broiler...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Brand New Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    stove has 6 burners, 2 ovens (one is extra wide), and a salamander....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 30 - Aug 31, 2015
90 night min stay

$2,500
Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,250
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000
Holiday
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,000 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • housecleaning $175
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Utilities will be additional


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/23/2015
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Warramaug
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Wassaic
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 84
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Community Table (CT)
9 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mohawk Mountain
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Warramaug

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan during the week We have a very busy and wonderful life in New York but really look forward to our escape to CT on the weekends where we can truly relax. Now that the house if finally done, we're really enjoying it. We love entertaining and having family and friends come stay.

Why the Owner Chose Washington:
We have always loved Litchfield County. I grew up about 40 minutes from here and dreamed of having an old house some day. We appreciate the historic architecture in the area as well as the incredibly beautiful countryside. The area has an abundance of things to do from cultural offerings, year round activities outdoors, antiques, shopping and more. It seems there's never enough time to do all that we'd like to do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It was our dream to buy an old home and restore it. We fell in love with this house after seeing just a picture of it. It was a true labor of love. The house has a rich and interesting history which we sought to preserve. The interior is painted with historical colors and is filled with many period antiques while absolutely comfortable. All the rooms are spacious with extra high ceilings and doorways so you always have a feeling of openness. The extra large kitchen is a joy to cook in with all the space one would ever need to cook great gourmet meals. The great room has double height ceilings and lots of windows on 3 sides so it's always flooded with sun. It's truly a special and unique home.


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Speaks: english, italian

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Photos

  • outside of house

    outside of house

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master Bedroom (15' x 25') with dressing room off master bathroom, wood burning

    Master Bedroom (15' x 25') with dressing room off master bathroom, wood burning

  • Guest Bedroom, downstairs, queen bed,

    Guest Bedroom, downstairs, queen bed,

  • Kitchen - dining area

    Kitchen - dining area

  • Guest Bedroom 3

    Guest Bedroom 3

  • Side yard and pond

    Side yard and pond

  • Front of house, December 2010

    Front of house, December 2010

  • Dining Room (15' x 20')

    Dining Room (15' x 20')

  • Chef's Kitchen (15' x 25') Prof. Wolf 6-burner stove w/ Salamander broiler

    Chef's Kitchen (15' x 25') Prof. Wolf 6-burner stove w/ Salamander broiler

  • George Washington Staircase

    George Washington Staircase

  • Detail in mudroom

    Detail in mudroom

  • Guest Bedroom 2

    Guest Bedroom 2

  • Sitting Room with fireplace and flatscreen TV

    Sitting Room with fireplace and flatscreen TV

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 03/23/2015
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