161 West Mountain Road

Washington, CT 06793 Directions
$2,175,000 Sold on 09/22/2021 Sold on 09/22/2021
  • 4Bed
  • 3/1Baths
  • 2,939Sqft
  • 56.68Acres
  • 1970Built
  • YesPool

Property Highlights

  • Neighborhood: Nettleton Hollow
  • Style: Contemporary,Modern
  • Price/Sqft: $766
  • Days on Market: 137
  • MLS: 170396437
  • Listing Closed

Mid-century With Endless Views On 56+ Prime Acres In Washington

Property Highlights

  • Neighborhood: Nettleton Hollow
  • Style: Contemporary,Modern
  • Price/Sqft: $766
  • Days on Market: 137
  • MLS: 170396437
  • Listing Closed

Listed by Madonna & Phillips Group. An exceptional bucolic setting of 56± acres is the backdrop for this iconic mid-century modern designed by renowned architect Tom Babbitt. Located in one of the most desirable areas of Washington, the main residence is masterfully sited to harmonize with the surrounding landscape and offer impressive views and ample privacy. The 56.68-acre estate property is pure New England — complete with vintage stone walls, open fields, perennial plantings, undulating topography, and a bounty of mature trees. The parcel includes a long, tree-lined drive that leads to the 4-bedroom residence...

Mid-century With Endless Views On 56+ Prime Acres In Washington

Property Highlights

  • Neighborhood: Nettleton Hollow
  • Style: Contemporary,Modern
  • Price/Sqft: $766
  • Days on Market: 137
  • MLS: 170396437
  • Listing Closed

Listed by Madonna & Phillips Group. An exceptional bucolic setting of 56± acres is the backdrop for this iconic mid-century modern designed by renowned architect Tom Babbitt. Located in one of the most desirable areas of Washington, the main residence is masterfully sited to harmonize with the surrounding landscape and offer impressive views and ample privacy.

The 56.68-acre estate property is pure New England — complete with vintage stone walls, open fields, perennial plantings, undulating topography, and a bounty of mature trees. The parcel includes a long, tree-lined drive that leads to the 4-bedroom residence with a second-story overlook deck, flagstone patio, gunite pool, and a secondary structure with a squash court, indoor pool, workshop area, and garage. With an ample 1,500± ft of frontage along West Mountain Road, the property also lends itself to a possible subdivision.

Built in 1970, the home’s many original features include a fireplace made from field stone harvested onsite, slate and oak flooring, exterior redwood siding, numerous built-ins, and custom walnut cabinetry. The interior has an open and informal layout with the sky-lit master bedroom suite cleverly located at one end of the main floor and three secondary bedrooms on the ground level, which has direct access to the outdoors. 

The living room is at the center of the home and feels bright and airy, thanks to the soaring cathedral ceiling and expansive glasswork. Bands of geometric forms are created by a series of frames dividing the glasswork, as well as beams of redwood lining the ceilings. A large sliding door spans half the width of the room, while a wall of windows extends to fill the entire gable end and increase the indoor/outdoor connection with western views that go on for days. The dramatic space has built-in seating with storage and is divided by a stone fireplace and built-in cabinets with wet bar that sit adjacent to the dining room for easy entertaining. Both rooms offer access to the overlook deck with ample room for outdoor entertaining and a spiral staircase that leads to slate a patio and backyard lawn which gently slopes down to the gunite pool with surrounding slate patio. A small well-lit room off the master and living room can serve as a cozy family/sitting room, or can be closed off to create a proper master wing. The kitchen is presented in its original condition, offering custom wood cabinetry, linoleum flooring, ample storage, prep space, and a backsplash of windows. There’s also direct access to the attached two-car garage. The main level comprises a total of 1,539 square feet.

A staircase off the kitchen and slate-floor entry leads down to three guest bedrooms. One is ensuite and privately situated apart from the other two which share a full bathroom. All bedrooms boast built-in walnut desks and shelving. Separating the bedrooms is a large family/recreation/media room that mirrors the scale and drama of the main living area upstairs. The generous space features a wood stove, built-in seating with storage, a row of floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the lush surroundings, and direct access to the grounds. This level has 1,400 finished square feet of a total of 1,539.

The architect of the home, Thomas Babbitt, was well-known in the Litchfield area, often considering his work an opportunity to give back to the community. A 1979 profile in the local newspaper quoted his reverence for the practice and the involvement of other craftsmen in the process: “Architecture is an art, but it’s never an art you do yourself,” he believed.

Anyone who craves nature and privacy will be taken by this property. A mere 90 minutes from NYC will feel a world away. Enjoy the shape of easy living with the option to move right in as-is or build your own bucolic paradise … minutes to Washington’s town center, wonderful restaurants, galleries, and bespoke shops. Close to Steep Rock Preserve, Mt Tom State Park, Hollister House Gardens, Mohawk Mountain, Mayflower Auberge, White Flower Farm, and Arethusa Farm.

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Mid-century With Endless Views On 56+ Prime Acres In Washington

Listed by Madonna & Phillips Group. An exceptional bucolic setting of 56± acres is the backdrop for this iconic mid-century modern designed by renowned architect Tom Babbitt. Located in one of the most desirable areas of Washington, the main residence is masterfully sited to harmonize with the surrounding landscape and offer impressive views and ample privacy.

The 56.68-acre estate property is pure New England — complete with vintage stone walls, open fields, perennial plantings, undulating topography, and a bounty of mature trees. The parcel includes a long, tree-lined drive that leads to the 4-bedroom residence with a second-story overlook deck, flagstone patio, gunite pool, and a secondary structure with a squash court, indoor pool, workshop area, and garage. With an ample 1,500± ft of frontage along West Mountain Road, the property also lends itself to a possible subdivision.

Built in 1970, the home’s many original features include a fireplace made from field stone harvested onsite, slate and oak flooring, exterior redwood siding, numerous built-ins, and custom walnut cabinetry. The interior has an open and informal layout with the sky-lit master bedroom suite cleverly located at one end of the main floor and three secondary bedrooms on the ground level, which has direct access to the outdoors. 

The living room is at the center of the home and feels bright and airy, thanks to the soaring cathedral ceiling and expansive glasswork. Bands of geometric forms are created by a series of frames dividing the glasswork, as well as beams of redwood lining the ceilings. A large sliding door spans half the width of the room, while a wall of windows extends to fill the entire gable end and increase the indoor/outdoor connection with western views that go on for days. The dramatic space has built-in seating with storage and is divided by a stone fireplace and built-in cabinets with wet bar that sit adjacent to the dining room for easy entertaining. Both rooms offer access to the overlook deck with ample room for outdoor entertaining and a spiral staircase that leads to slate a patio and backyard lawn which gently slopes down to the gunite pool with surrounding slate patio. A small well-lit room off the master and living room can serve as a cozy family/sitting room, or can be closed off to create a proper master wing. The kitchen is presented in its original condition, offering custom wood cabinetry, linoleum flooring, ample storage, prep space, and a backsplash of windows. There’s also direct access to the attached two-car garage. The main level comprises a total of 1,539 square feet.

A staircase off the kitchen and slate-floor entry leads down to three guest bedrooms. One is ensuite and privately situated apart from the other two which share a full bathroom. All bedrooms boast built-in walnut desks and shelving. Separating the bedrooms is a large family/recreation/media room that mirrors the scale and drama of the main living area upstairs. The generous space features a wood stove, built-in seating with storage, a row of floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the lush surroundings, and direct access to the grounds. This level has 1,400 finished square feet of a total of 1,539.

The architect of the home, Thomas Babbitt, was well-known in the Litchfield area, often considering his work an opportunity to give back to the community. A 1979 profile in the local newspaper quoted his reverence for the practice and the involvement of other craftsmen in the process: “Architecture is an art, but it’s never an art you do yourself,” he believed.

Anyone who craves nature and privacy will be taken by this property. A mere 90 minutes from NYC will feel a world away. Enjoy the shape of easy living with the option to move right in as-is or build your own bucolic paradise … minutes to Washington’s town center, wonderful restaurants, galleries, and bespoke shops. Close to Steep Rock Preserve, Mt Tom State Park, Hollister House Gardens, Mohawk Mountain, Mayflower Auberge, White Flower Farm, and Arethusa Farm.

Click here for more information.

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  • Lot Details
    • Acres: 56.68
    • County: Litchfield
    • Driveway Type: Crushed Stone, Gravel, Other
    • Lot Description: Farm Land, Open Lot, May be Subdividable, Level Lot, Rolling, Fence - Stone
    • Water Description: Private Well
    • Waterfront Description: Brook, Beach Rights
  • Exterior Features
    • Exterior Siding: Wood
    • Pool Description: Indoor Pool, Lap Pool, Gunite
  • Interior Features
    • Air Conditioning: Central Air
    • Appliances Included: Oven/Range, Refrigerator
    • Beds: 4
    • Cooling: Central Air
    • Full Baths: 3
    • Half Baths: 1
    • Heat: Hydro Air
    • Rooms: 10
    • Total Baths: 4
  • Additional Information
    • Days On Market: 137
    • Elementary School: Per Board of Ed
    • High School: Per Board of Ed
    • Living Area SqFt: 2,939
    • Neighborhood: Nettleton Hollow
    • Sewer: Septic
    • Status: Closed
    • Style: Contemporary, Modern
    • Type: Single Family For Sale
    • Year Built: 1970

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