These days we tend to think of second homes as being located as a plane flight or at least a several-hour car ride from the primary residence, but it wasn’t always this way. In the days before cars, a smaller distance might provide all the respite necessary.
Case in point: Weather Watch Farm, a country estate in Litchfield, Connecticut. The 28-acre estate offers rolling green vistas and tranquil meadows just as it has for centuries. The estate includes a colonial farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s and was once home to the Howe family among other residents. Ernest Howe (1872-1915), was a Yale-educated geologist who spent his winters in New Haven but his summers at the farm.
The farmhouse is in pristine condition and offers 4,000 square feet of living space with five fireplaces. There are 11 principal rooms including four bedrooms. Other details include a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast room, maid’s quarters, and both front and rear porches. Views can be enjoyed from the rear deck and second-floor deck.
The property includes a number of outbuildings including a detached three-car garage, guesthouse, four-stall barn, and a cabana facing the pool.
E.J. Murphy Realty is representing this home listed at $1.95 million.
Deidre Woollard is a real estate publicist who founded Luxist.com (later part of AOL.com), realtor.com, and is now a leading real estate publicist achieving placement for agents and properties in Architectural Digest, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Curbed, and more. She’s passionate about the intersection of branding, marketing, and writing, something she’s been able to pass on while teaching at UCIrvine Extension in their Digital Journalism program. In her spare time, you can find her under a tree reading on her iPad. Explore more great properties at LeverageRE.com.