Imaginary Farms - Designed by renowned architect Peter Wooster and home to Tony award winning Broadway director Jack O’Brien, this truly enchanting home is perfectly sited on 20 private acres that display captivating beauty in every season, with a freshwater pond, swimming pool, Japanese garden, and a meadow bordered with flowering crab apple trees. Located in Merryall, CT in the heart of the Litchfield Hills and only minutes to South Kent and New Preston, every aspect of this dream edifice is designed to enchant, amuse, and nourish.
Entering the front door, the foyer features an ancient Chinese pavement stone floor and opens to the impressive timber-framed great room with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases and massive fireplace flanked by walls of glass. The open concept kitchen & dining room features a Scandinavian fireplace, oversized island, and Viking appliances and opens to a lovely screened porch and spacious terrace at the rear of the house. Rounding out the first floor and bathed in natural light, a well-proportioned bedroom comes with a private terrace and ensuite glass tiled bathroom with soaking tub and shower. The custom staircase showcases incredible woodworking and leads to the second floor master bedroom suite complete with a fireplace, walk-in closet with laundry, and large private balcony. A David Rockwell “original” master bed rotates 180 degrees to take advantage of the changing seasons. The ensuite master bathroom features Waterworks fixtures, a whirlpool tub, and stunning shower that opens to a private balcony. Ascending another level, one finds a witty aerie perfect for entertaining and relaxing. A custom mechanized glass chandelier, hovering over the foyer and designed by David Rockwell, brings hors d’oeuvres up to this sitting area easily with the flick-of-a-switch. In addition, a whimsical and charming bedroom is located over the attached two-car garage.
The Antique barn has been partially finished into a charming two-floor apartment with an open kitchen/living room with fireplace and a bedroom opening on to the classic barn space below.
Only 90 minutes to NYC, nothing about this property is either predictable or less than magical.