Culture and Cows?

Kent, Conn. Kent FallsWhat do farmers, weekenders, long-established local families, NYC expats, writers, financiers, artists, musicians, and three boarding schools full of international students have in common?

They all love Kent, Connecticut—85 miles from Manhattan with Metro-North nearby—the first town in pastoral Litchfield County after you cruise past suburbia. It’s a place that’s peaceful, rural, and real—a small New England town with a subtle New York sensibility—a place where culture and cows co-exist.

Recently named one of the 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in America by Smithsonian Magazine, Kent has long been loved for its inspirational natural beauty. It’s home to waterfall-filled parks, the Appalachian Trail, the Housatonic River for canoeing, kayaking, and fly fishing, with skiing nearby in the Berkshires. A laid-back walking village, Kent is filled with shops, restaurants, and art galleries—a bookstore and a bakery—churches, coffee shops, and a historic covered bridge. It bustles with hometown parades, music, farmers’ markets, and great goodwill. And every summer, there’s the KentPresents Ideas Festival.

Kent—the perfect place to escape and to exhale.

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We Gather Together We Gather TogetherWe Gather Together
$3,500,000 | Perfect to share with family, friends, or favored clients. A superb, hand-crafted, timeless house on 42.5 private acres. Long views, park-like grounds. 6 bedrooms, nanny suite, guesthouse, infinity pool, gallery walls, great acoustics. Beautifully maintained. View more photos.

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Amidst Gentlewomen’s Farms Amidst Gentlewomen’s FarmsAmidst Gentlewomen’s Farms
$2,395,000 | Private and serene. Long views, 7.4 acres, 4 bedrooms plus deluxe master suite, library, cook’s kitchen, gunite pool, endless porches. Wave to other people’s cows. A classic in turnkey condition. View more photos.

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AIA Award Winner AIA Award WinnerAIA Award Winner
$2,900,000 | A masterwork of indoor/outdoor integration. Finest design and materials, including roofs of standing seam copper. Private, 37 acres, long views, 4 bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, serious kitchen, private office entrance, screened porch, and terraces. Abuts protected land. Impeccable. View more photos.

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Judy PerkinsJudy Perkins
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
Kent Brokerage, 27 North Main Street
Office/Voicemail 860.927.7726
jperkins@williampitt.com

I have lived in Litchfield County for 32 years, first as a weekender and then full-time. It’s spectacularly beautiful here, but I love being able to hop on the train to the city even for just a day. My first real-estate deal was working for Brown Harris Stevens in the 1980s. It was an Upper East Side co-op for $1,000,000, a stunning sum then. Houses are different than apartments, but the clientele at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is really quite similar—smart and busy people. I returned to real estate after a marketing career with IBM and later in advertising and television production. I’ve been fortunate to be successful in real estate here as well as in Manhattan including, in 2010, the third highest sale ever recorded in Litchfield County—Stone Acres, a classic manor house on 389 acres in Kent and Amenia, N.Y. You get a lot of value for your dollars here, a peaceful yet inspirational place to be and easily accessible from the city.

Come visit.

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