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Hollywood Meets Litchfield County

A rural 100-acre property in Kent, Connecticut, has just made its Hollywood debut. Specifically, The Hollywood Reporter recently selected this quiet and discreet paradise of a property to represent Litchfield County in an article on second home markets, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Offering stunning distant views and the utmost in privacy, this property now on the market with Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty is the perfect example of a magnificent country estate less than two hours from New York City. Combining sprawling open acreage and a spectacular natural setting with an architect-designed residence that blends the traditional with the modern, this is a beautiful estate of enduring design.

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The Hollywood Reporter’s New York Issue, a special double issue that was dated April 16-19, 2013, included the property in an article in its “Style: Homes” section. The story explored the weekend home market for celebrities and Hollywood entertainment personalities who seek an alternative to the Hamptons, from Daniel Craig to David Bowie. The sidebar compared various second home markets in the Northeast including Litchfield County, Connecticut, and selected this stunning property at 175 Carter Road as the featured Litchfield County home. Naming Ira Goldspiel as the listing agent, the piece called out a few notable details about the area, including the fact that the median list price in December 2012 did not change year over year, and that the area is the home destination of choice for several renowned figures such as Oscar de la Renta and Henry Kissinger.

Only minutes outside of Kent as well as Warren and New Preston, this incredible property features a winding, gated drive lined with stone walls leading to the main residence. The home was designed by the owner in collaboration with Jamieson Architects, integrating the indoors and outdoors with walls of windows and doors that bring in the views and light. High-quality materials include a true stucco exterior, a roof of hand-cut wood shingles, imported stone floors with radiant heat, large arched windows and French doors made in Italy, interior walls of Venetian plaster, fireplaces and a stove hood made from recycled French limestone, and hand-stenciled ceilings inspired by the music room at the historic Washington, DC, estate, Dumbarton Oaks. Gardens modeled after those at the Frick Museum surround the home, and a vanishing-edge saline pool lies to one side. The property also has a gate house and guest house, with a combined 8,077 square feet between the main and guest houses. This is certainly an offering that deserves the attention of that elite Hollywood crowd searching for an exceptional weekend retreat.

To schedule a private viewing, please contact Ira Goldspiel at +1 917 626-3481

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