William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Red Gulch Farm Estate, One of Kent’s Largest Remaining Parcels of Land


Property offers over 77 acres of land with four separate buildings, one of which contains the fireplace and mantel of Alexander Hamilton’s New York City brownstone  

Kent, Conn. (May 10, 2016) — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that one of the largest parcels of unrestricted land available in Kent, Conn. is now for sale, and listed with Washington Depot agents Jeffrey Phillips and Mark Madonna. The property, which is bordered by the scenic surroundings of Kent Falls State Park, includes four outbuildings, and is offered at $1,299,999.

Named after the land’s first owner, “Redford” Kohlssaht Johnson, Red Gulch Farm is a private retreat perfect for various outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, swimming, hiking and horseback riding. The estate contains four structures including a main house, separate 900 square-foot guest apartment, which can double as an office or artist studio, a two-story pole barn with stalls and a small, rustic bunk house. The property’s current owners formerly used these thriving surroundings to uphold a self-sufficient lifestyle. “We had cows, llamas, which we sheared for wool, and goats to keep the growth of the land’s brush and fields clean and low,” said the homeowner.  “We’d often have friends over for brunch made with fresh butter and milk from our cows, eggs from the chickens and ducks, syrup tapped from our maple trees, berries picked from wild bushes in the back woods, and even cream sweetened with honey from our beehives.”

The main cottage-style residence, which was built in 1995, boasts two bedrooms and two baths, as well as generous, open living space. Its vaulted living room contains beamed ceilings, French doors and the original fireplace and mantel of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. This historic feature was transported intact to the cottage from Hamilton’s former New York City brownstone. There is another fireplace in the combined kitchen and family room, and a third in the spacious master bedroom suite, which also has a sitting area and balcony overlooking the home’s tranquil setting of trees and water. An open deck and screened in porch are two additional exterior spaces for residents to take in the surrounding view of Kent Falls State Park’s 600 acres of protected land.

“This property presents the perfect survivalist camp,” said Phillips.  “It is one of the last large swaths of land with rushing water running through it—you could survive on the land here. An outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, this farm estate provides endless opportunities, and a beautiful place to call home.”

“With trails to the peak of Kent Falls, access to kayaking, swimming, fishing holes and miles of nearby land to explore, Red Gulch Farm has something for everyone,” said Madonna. “Located on one of Kent’s most bucolic roads, and set back at the end of a long gravel drive with a dramatic mountain backdrop, there’s no other property quite like this one.”

For more information on the 77-acre property, located at 47 Carter Road, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Jeffrey Phillips

Real Estate Agent




Mark Madonna

Real Estate Agent





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