40 Acre Private Estate, Unique Modern Hilltop Ranch with Pool
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Litchfield house description
This unique 40 acre estate located one mile from the center of Litchfield, a classic and unspoiled Connecticut town founded in 1721. The town and surrounding area are tightly regulated under zoning restrictions, so still retain both its original charm and low population, but offers several elegant restaurants and shops within the classic structures.
The property consists of corralled fields and woodland, with the house sited on a hilltop near the center, protected by mature evergreens, no other homes or structures are in sight, and the environment is extremely quiet and private, found at the end of a long driveway, well away from the nearest road.
The house itself is a unique, sprawling, single-level 4,000 sq ft modern built in the 1960's, with open spaces that allow a large studio, gallery, kitchen-dining room, den and living room to flow into one another w/o doors, with bedrooms spaced at different ends of the central structure to allow maximum privacy for individual guests. The pool is situated just off the living room, sited on the bluff of the hilltop.
Furnishings are elegant-rustic with an emphasis on warmth without clutter. This is a family compound that has been a special retreat for over 40 years, and never fails to instill its guests with its spirit and sense of peace. There are two large fireplaces at opposite ends of the living space, one in the living room and one in a massive (20'x30' w/25' peaked-ceiling) artist studio. Large wood-framed doors and windows provide light throughout.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Limited Accessibility
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Dialup Access
- Computer Available
- Broadband Access
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
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a little bit of heaven
a little bit of heaven
This immaculate, art filled home was a joy to live in for a couple of weeks last July. It was the perfect combination of luxury, comfort and serenity. The owner could not have been more helpful and hospitable. We hope to return next year.
- Guest Patty (Fairfield, CT)
- Date of stay 07/01/11
- Review Submitted 10/10/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
$2,500/week - One week minimum Includes telephone, cable and wireless internet Housekeeping available
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Year Purchased: 1965
About: I am a semi-retired entrepreneur, businessman and author with a love of both the outdoors, privacy and fine living. I maintain a Manhattan residence as well as the Litchfield house. After many years in technology marketing, I am turning my focus to professional activities that allow me to focus more on my sporting interests including skiing, sailing and diving.
Real privacy (enough land to reduce both visual and audible input), natural beauty, reasonable (~2hr) driving distance from New York with minimal traffic and access to some degree of good dining out possibilities were the primary criteria for location. At the time it was purchased, finding a property that met these criteria in eastern long island (my first choice) was not affordable. Loved the layout and sighting of the house: large open rooms, vistas and single-level living fit my criteria perfectly. The fireplaces invited me to cozy winter weekends in the woods and fields, and the pool to soft summer days.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Nature, access to a community mixed with small town locals and sophisticated New Yorkers, biking, skiing, swimming, boating, hiking, summer concerts in Tanglewood.
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4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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