The View That Built the House. After searching extensively in Litchfield County, the owners found the ideal land to build a forever country estate—50 private hilltop acres with magnificent south and west land trust protected views. It was the perfect natural backdrop – a place to build a classic house to share their love of art and music with family and friends. Winding up the drive from the roadside gates you are pulled immediately into the magnificence of the distant hills. At the crest sits the main house, which was sited and designed so each room is exposed to the views — the ever changing light, the pure country air, and the splendor of the seasons. In an area of large farms and estates, many owned by New York weekenders, the location is outstanding – secluded yet convenient —only minutes to the small town of Kent with its 3 college preparatory schools, near a Tom Fazio designed golf course, and 85 miles to Manhattan, by car or nearby train. The house and outbuildings were constructed by a master craftsman with much of the stone and timber sourced directly from the land. A perfect family compound and holiday gathering spot, the estate consists of the main house, offering first floor living with an expansive guest floor opening to the lawn below, a pool house and infinity edge pool facing the dramatic views, a 3 bedroom single level guest house flanked by ponds, two beautifully crafted art studios or additional guest space, utility barns, simple herb and flower gardens and lovely park like grounds. An independent appraiser has called this property “the pinnacle of the market…construction unequaled…the crème de la creme of Litchfield County”

 

Provided by Judy Perkins with William Pitt, Sotheby’s International Realty