“This house is a dream come true,” says Maria Taylor of Klemm Real Estate, the leading agency in Litchfield County, Connecticut. “It’s a Roxbury antique that has been completely modernized and updated. It’s just waiting for the right person to come fill it with flea-market finds.”
The historic character of the 1795 house—the wide-plank floors, exposed beams, wood shingle roof, and French doors—is partnered with a new heating system, central air, and an eat-in kitchen featuring Carrera countertops and a six-burner Viking gas range. Just outside are a screened porch and stone patio, ideal for entertaining.
The setting is straight out of a storybook: More than 30 acres of land, with a pond, three brooks, a waterfall, bountiful gardens, stone walls and walkways, ancient trees, and meandering trails. There’s even a stone smokehouse and a stream-side grill. (And you’re just 90 minutes from Lower Manhattan!) In cooler months, you’ll cozy up by the two fireplaces or in the reading loft. A ton of windows spread light throughout the house, and the tall and vaulted ceilings create an updated open floor concept that doesn’t sacrifice the charm and warmth only a vintage home can offer. Two of the three bedrooms could work as the master, and the two full baths (there’s also a half-bath) have Waterworks fixtures, light marble, and subway tile.