Overlea Manor is an exceptional Brick Georgian situated on over 112 very private acres amidst generous fields, forest and landscaped gardens with gorgeous vistas of the Litchfield Hills.
The main residence was built in 1940 with over 8,500 of living space and 7+ fireplaces. The exterior is white brick with black wood panel shutters and the roof is Vermont slate. Among its 20 rooms are 8 bedrooms, ten baths, two half baths and seven fireplaces. The 10 French doors at the back of the residence provide abundant sunshine that comes with a direct southern exposure, entering each of the principal rooms in the house. The home with is beautifully proportioned rooms, rich in architectural detail, has a great flow for entertaining. The 8-ensuite bedrooms make it a perfect weekend destination. The home and buildings on the property are all pristine and all systems are new and state-of-the-art including a new whole-property generator. Activities abound including an adjacent 4,500 square foot Pool House with indoor pool, gym, large areas for entertaining and a guest apartment. There are miles of trails for hiking, cross country skiing or horseback riding. A ten minute walk from the house through an expansive forest of towering pines brings one to a charming lakeside, with sleeping cabin and dock, truly affording one the peaceful feeling of suddenly being on holiday in a remote wilderness. The property also offers a tennis court, and an 18-hole golf course is available across the street. The Mattatuck State Forest contains over 4,500 acres and is directly across from the property.
The area offers many amenities including the Taft School, as well as close proximity to Westover, Hotchkiss and Kent Schools. Other nearby amenities are Lime Rock Park, one of the country’s finest racing courses (28 miles) and many summer cultural venues abound in Litchfield County. The property is easily accessible to Oxford Airport (14 miles), Hartford (32 miles), New York City (94 miles) and Boston (138 miles)…a helicopter can be landed directly next to the house.
This property includes a Horse Farm attached to the property. There is a picturesque farmhouse with 2-bedroom caretaker’s quarters as well as a four-bedroom separate, single family home that could be used for guests or staff. There are two barns with 15 stalls, a 6 car garage, 80x160 indoor as well as 100x200 outdoor riding arenas and numerous paddocks.
This magnificent family compound loans itself to being an ideal home, or other possibilities could be…Perhaps a vineyard along the Connecticut Wine Trail, a Farm to Table destination, a corporate retreat or a weekend destination equestrian training center, a wellness retreat or a school to name a few.