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Location: Warren, Connecticut
This magazine-worthy Connecticut home was custom-built in 1950 and evokes the style of a Manhattan transplant who might have had an illustrious career in the fashion glossies. Located in the Litchfield town of Warren 90 miles from New York City, the 5,000-square-foot-plus house is resplendent inside and out, with spacious bedrooms, formal living areas, and gorgeous grounds.
The colonial-style residence boasts a step-down living room with coffered ceilings, a delightful sunroom, and a moody formal dining room with sloped ceilings. Each of these rooms include a wood-burning fireplace and offers plenty of sunlight by way of large windows and French doors. The large eat-in kitchen also features dramatic ceilings punctuated by skylights.
There are three bedrooms including a master suite and guest suite each with marble baths (for a total of four), as well as a library and study. A galleried staircase leads upstairs, while hardwood floors, wood paneling, and a wealth of other details add depth to the sunny space. There’s even a basement rec room with room for a gym.
As for the grounds, the home is set on nearly seven private—but not isolated, as the listing notes—acres of protected land with manicured lawns, gardens, and specimen plantings creating a lush oasis. An ideal place to relax and entertain, the property also offers a pool with cabana, a post-and-beam barn, a bluestone patio, stone walls and walkways, and iron gates. It’s offered at $2.495 million.