A country property on 100 acres in Kent, Connecticut, has made its first Hollywood appearance. More specifically, this discreet and peaceful property was chosen by The Hollywood Reporter as the listing to represent Litchfield County in a story about weekend homes. We are excited that such a deserving property was selected. With its privacy and gorgeous far-reaching views, this offering now listed with Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty epitomizes the superb country estate that is accessible from Manhattan in under two hours. This is a spectacular property of enduring design, featuring a beautiful natural environment of open acreage with an architect-designed home that joins the contemporary with the traditional.
The special double New York Issue that ran April 16-19, 2013, featured the listing in the “Style: Homes” real estate section. Focusing on second home markets sought after by Hollywood celebrities and entertainment figures from David Bowie to Daniel Craig, the article looked at alternatives to the Hamptons. A sidebar discussed Litchfield County, Connecticut, as one of these alternatives, choosing this amazing offering at 175 Carter Road to represent the area. Noteworthy facts pointed out about Litchfield County included the unchanging median list price from December 2011 to December 2012, and that significant personalities such as Henry Kissinger and Oscar de la Renta have chosen to make their home here. The piece also mentioned listing agent Ira Goldspiel.
Just outside Kent and only minutes away from New Preston and Warren, this residence is approached by a gated, winding and stone-walled driveway. The home is surrounded by gardens inspired by the Frick Museum’s own gardens, with a saline vanishing-edge pool lying adjacent. The owner worked with Jamieson Architects to design the residence, drawing upon high-end materials and integrating the exterior and interior by bringing in the light and views through the walls of windows and doors. The residence is constructed with a true stucco exterior, interior Venetian plaster walls, radiant-heated imported stone floors, oversized arched windows and French doors from Italy, hand-cut wood shingled roofing, a stove hood and fireplaces of recycled French limestone, and hand-stenciled ceilings with a design modeled after the music room at Dumbarton Oaks, the famed historic Washington, DC, estate. A gate house and guest house are also included, with the main and guest houses together comprising 8,077 square feet. Whether from the Hollywood crowd or elsewhere, those seeking an extraordinary weekend home will appreciate this exceptional opportunity.
To schedule a private viewing, please contact Ira Goldspiel at +1 917 626-3481.