The lofty elevation of this Loire Valley-inspired Litchfield County estate provides for breathtaking views of the Housatonic River valley and the surrounding countryside. Just up from a majestic waterfall and at the end of a country lane, the Farm’s half-mile driveway meanders past open fields, stone walls, a two-acre crystal clear swimming pond and organic orchard as it approaches the courtyard of the French country estate sited on a hundred and eleven acres set in total privacy amidst extensive conservation land.
A stunning array of both formal and casual spaces make this substantial home ideal both for family living and entertaining. Dramatic ceiling heights, 5 antique wood burning fireplaces and 14 sets of French doors blends the charm of the Litchfield Hills with the majesty of Sugar Hill Farm. Seventeenth-century reclaimed chestnut beams define the 32’ x 32′ Great Room, vaulted-ceiling Library with master crafted detailed moldings, spacious Dining Room opening to the light-filled breakfast room & wonderful Chef’s Kitchen, all overlooking the views of the Berkshire foothills and the Hudson Valley. This 6 Bedroom and 4 full and 3 Half Bath home are situated in the West & East wings of the home giving peace & solace to all.
Only minutes from the villages of Salisbury, Sharon, Falls Village, Millerton, Wassaic & Great Barrington, MA, yet one has a true sense of oneness with nature high atop Sugar Hill. A Caretaker’s House is a full half mile from the main residence while a large barn, workshop, and pond boathouse with dock punctuates this pristine, very special property. This property 2 hours from Manhattan and 2.5 hours from Boston.
- Closing Price3,750,000
- Closing Date06/05/2020
Bluestone courtyard. Belgian stone border, stone walls, and mature landscaping
Entrance Vestibule: Custom glass door and sidelights leads to the French door opening to central hall and kitchen
Central Hall: 9ft. ceilings, designer concrete floors, built-in bookcases, 3 coat closets, walk-in china storage, opens to the kitchen dining room, East Wing.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 9 ft. ceiling designer concrete floor, floor to ceiling windows and door out to south-facing bluestone patio, custom wood cabinets and display cases with glass doors and marine-grade hardware, granite countertops, 3” thick 10’x4’ marble island. Custom-built epoxy breakfast bar, marble fireplace. 6 burner stove top with griddle and 2 ovens, subway tile backsplash with pot filling spigot, 6 compartment refrigerator, beverage refrigerator, 2 Shaw porcelain farm sinks. 2 dishwashers, French doors to the dining room.
Butler’s Kitchen and Pantry: Granite countertops, Shaw porcelain farm sink, custom-built storage door to covered porch and
Laundry Room with marble countertops and washer and dryer.
Dining Room: 12-foot ceilings wide pine board floors, Expose antique barn wood beams French doors to courtyard and to south lawn. Antique plaster wood burning fireplace with brick surround and limestone hearthstone. gallery lighting
Great Room: 25 ft. cathedral ceiling, wide plank wood floor, antique hand hewed post and beam architectural framing. 4 sets of French doors leading to courtyard and South Lawn. 5’ ft. tall Rumford fireplace with antique marble surround and limestone hearth, gallery lighting.
Formal Entrance Hall: 18 ft. ceiling. Oversized door leading inside from the courtyard, tiled floor, coat closet. Wrap around the staircase with bespoke railing. Opens to the Great room and the West Wing.
Bedroom: vaulted 13 ft. ceiling, wall to wall carpet, 3 French doors leading to South and side yards. Wall to wall carpet.
Dressing Room: four closets. Wall to wall carpet, custom built-ins features.
Bath: marble floor, tub with marble backsplash, marble steam shower. 2 built-in medicine cabinets, 2 linen closets, marble vanity with two sinks, a water closet.
Bedroom - Office: 11’ ft. ceiling wall to wall carpet, French door to south lawn, wood paneling.
En Suite Half Bath: tile floor with sink and toilet.
Powder Room: 2 closets, tiled granite vanity with sink and toilet
Library: 14 ft. ceiling. Wood floors, built-in floor to ceiling bookshelves, master craftsman relief wall carvings, fireplace with antique limestone hearth, custom wood-paneled built-in mirror. 4 sets of French doors
2nd Floor Suite: carpeted staircase from the Formal Entrance Hall
Bedroom: hardwood floor, walk-in closet
Full Bath: tiled floor, tub, and shower, skylight
Recreation/ Music Room: vaulted 14 ft. ceiling, wall to wall carpeting, built-in storage, stairs to upper loft wall to wall carpet, music room. Built-in storage. Opens to the lower recreation room
Hallway: concrete floor, opens to the pantry, and Central Hall, utility closet, staircase to the basement, access to garage, and side yard, coat closet.
Half bath: toilet and sink
2nd Floor: electric heat
Kitchen: retro kitchenette, 3 burner stove, oven, refrigerator, sink, closet.
Full Bath: tiled floor, tub/shower, sink.
Bedroom: wall to wall carpet and closet
Den/ Study: vaulted ceiling, wood floors, wood-burning stove, built shelving and bookcases.
Half Bath: Spanish tiled sink, toilet.
2 car attached off of the East Wing
Caretakers Cottage: Wood floors with open floor plan on the first floor with Bedroom & Bath on the second floor
Barn: 11’ utility door power, loft & Storage
4 Bay Collectors Barn: concrete floor, power,
Boathouse: with firepit and grill area with dock
Breathtaking Views abuts conservation land, landscaping, fruit trees, two-acre swimming Pond
Location: 85 + 85A Sugar Hill Rd. Salisbury, CT 06068
Land Size: 110.84 Acres Map: 12 Lot: 20 - .1.2.3.
Vol.: 171 Page: 111
Survey: # Zoning: RR1
Road Frontage: 60 ft. Water Frontage: 2 Acre Pond
Year Built: 1930 (Town)
Square Footage: 9,141 - main house only
Total Rooms: 14 BRs: 6 BAs: 4 full, 3 half
Basement: Poured concrete
Attic: Yes, several spaces
Laundry Location: Main Floor
Number of Fireplaces or Woodstoves: 5
Floors: Wide plank wood, tile, carpeting, concrete
Exterior: Stucco on Wood
Driveway: ½ mile paved asphalt and pea stone
Roof: Thick hand-split cedar shingle
Heat: Forced hot air and electric
Oil Tank(s): Three 250-gallon tanks in the basement
Air-Conditioning: Central - Partial
Hot water: Off boiler
Water: 3 wells on the property
Electric: 600 amps
Cable Dish: Satellite
Alarm System: Yes
Mil rate: $10.7 Date: 2017
Taxes: $29,907.91 Date: 2017
Taxes change; please verify current taxes.
Listing Agents: Elyse Harney Morris & Thomas McGowan
Listing Type: Exclusive