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 blend 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 and wonderful Chef’s Kitchen, all overlooking the views of the Berkshire foothills and the Hudson Valley. The 6 Bedrooms and 4 full and 3 Half Baths are comfortably tucked into the West and East wings of the home, giving peace and solace to all.
Only minutes from the villages of Salisbury, Sharon, Falls Village, Millerton, Wassaic and Great Barrington, 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 punctuate this pristine, very special property. This property is 2 hours from Manhattan and 2.5 hours from Boston.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The totally private location and the forever views.
For whom is this house perfect?
Year round living, weekend getaway, retreat center.
What’s the most fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Fine dining and entertainment… but there is swimming, fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, etc… right on the property.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
“I grew into the most eclectic French Country Estate in all of Litchfield county and have hosted some of the world’s most noted guests.”