New England Country Estate
Auction Date & Time
Coming Spring 2017…
6 BD / 6 BA / 2 Half BA
Main Residence: +/-7,202 sq. ft. (main level) / +/-6,775 sq. ft. (lower level)
Pool House: 420 sq. ft.; 1 BA
Artist’s Studio: 880 sq. ft.; 1 BA
Lot Size: +/-42.5 acres
Adjacent Estate (offered separately):
4 BD / 2 BA
Main Residence: +/-2,307 sq. ft.
Guest House: +/-660 sq. ft.; 1 BA
Built: 1945 (renovated 1999)
Lot Size: +/-6.922 acres
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PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $10.9 MILLION. NOW SELLING AT OR ABOVE ONLY $2.75 MILLION! This stately, shingle-and-stone residence is a quintessential, New England country estate. Land trusts and protected forests surround the Property, preventing encroaching development and ensuring a lifetime of striking views of Kent’s famously verdant landscape. The Property’s 42 private acres provide for added serenity and privacy.
The main residence offers 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths throughout two levels of luxury living. Many of the rooms open onto terraces, patios, or manicured lawns, emphasizing the Property’s connection to its natural surroundings. In fact, much of the stone used in the construction of the estate was repurposed from the excavated earth at the Property’s site, while the fine woods throughout the residence came from the Property’s felled trees (much of the wood being cut and processed by hand, on-site).
Impressive craftsmanship and detailing abounds – though the home was built in 2000, its warm woods and carved mantles speak to the rich architectural heritage of New England. Prominent amenities include lofted ceilings with exposed beams, a wine cellar, billiards room, eight fireplaces, an art/music gallery, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and a sun/summer room.
In addition to the main residence, there is also a separate artist’s studio and pool house (each offering one full bath), as well as a custom, infinity-edge pool with expansive views of the Iron Mountain Preserve.
An adjacent property (offered separately) sits on approx. 7 acres, and features a main residence of more than 2,300 sq. ft., in addition to a guesthouse of 660 sq. ft. In total, this adjacent property offers 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. There is also a 2-car garage, and two private ponds on site.
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KENT, CT. A small New England town steeped in history, Kent was incorporated in 1739 and has embraced its heritage by preserving tradition, architecture and community. With about 3,000 people living in its many small hamlets, the town is primarily residential, although the downtown area features quaint shops, art galleries and restaurants to entertain the locals and the weekenders who travel north to escape the hectic life of neighboring metropolitan areas (especially NYC).
Three private boarding schools (South Kent School, Kent School and The Marvelwood School) provide the main industry in Kent, and their reputation for educational excellence as well as hosting prestigious symposiums like “Kent Presents” prepare students to interact with the world in a meaningful way.
Many hailing from this small community have risen to fame, with notable residents such as Ethan Allen and Seth MacFarlane having called Kent home. Luminaries from the realms of fashion, music and theater have passed through Kent’s private schools and returned to raise families here. The area has also become popular as a quiet retreat for many of New York City’s prominent movers and shakers, including hedge fund managers, lobbyists and corporate executives.
From the ramshackle charm of the Sloane Stanley Museum that showcases Kent’s place in the country’s production of iron ore to the breathtaking beauty of the local and state parks, Kent has a wealth of natural and cultural resources for residents.
LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT. Distinctly rural, open and secluded, Litchfield County is highly praised by its distinguished residents. In fact, the county was named as the location for the “perfect weekend getaway” in Vogue Magazine’s November 2016 issue. Bordering Berkshire County, Litchfield shares much of the alluring natural beauty and history of its northern neighbor while being even closer to Manhattan (only 85 miles by train). Conde Nast Traveler magazine has even dubbed the area, “The Clever Alternative to the Hamptons.”
Some of the highest peaks in Connecticut are in Litchfield County, such as Bear Mountain – offering Revolutionary War-themed hikes – and the southernmost hills of the Berkshire Mountains. With incredible fall foliage, excellent hiking and ample opportunity for fly-fishing on the Housatonic River, this corner of northwestern Connecticut is refreshing in its simplicity.
Property listed and offered for sale by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty (REB.0751698). Listing Agent Judy Perkins (RES.0769183). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited. Sotheby’s International Realty, the Sotheby’s International Realty logo and affiliate logos are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Neither Sotheby’s, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, nor any of their affiliated companies is providing any product or service in connection with this event other than as required by applicable law.
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