Gracious And Charming Gambrel Colonial In New Preston
From the first steps inside this charming gambrel colonial, one senses the special nature and gracious atmosphere of this meticulously-cared-for home. The comfortable layout and gracious proportions are old world in feeling and design, and each room is a study in beauty and comfort. The current owner, only the second-ever, is a prominent interior designer and this home is her calling card.
Characterized by wonderful natural light and extraordinary millwork, reminiscent of American domestic architecture of the late 1920's, the house features hardwood flooring, two fireplaces, a richly wood-trimmed library, custom window treatments, built-in cupboards and solid core doors both inside and out with vintage brass hardware. Sophisticated finishes and fittings have been introduced throughout the home, from the Waterworks bathroom fixtures to the linen-upholstered master bedroom to the Chippendale-style deck railing. The finished walkout lower level offers office and storage space as well as a private bedroom suite.
The exterior landscaping encompasses a small pond overhung by an ancient weeping willow, a small grove of crabapple trees, invisible fencing, mature perennial beds/borders and a 24' x 32' raised bed vegetable garden. Classic and classy, and located in the charming destination village of New Preston, with its unique specialty shops and eateries and with beach rights to the beautiful Lake Waramaug - just minutes away.