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Real Estate Showcase - Country Properties


Hunter’s Chase at Litchfield, in the northwest hills of Connecticut, is a prestigious collection of 103 3BR, 2.5bth townhomes set on 77 wooded acres. More than 50 acres have been designated as wildlife sanctuary. About two hours from Manhattan, Hunter’s Chase is the perfect country getaway. To make it your own personal oasis, you can choose from multiple floor plans and a vast selection of options for kitchen countertops, bathroom fixtures, etc… all provided by Builder’s Finish (an enormous online database where home buyers can locate their ideal style and product choices). The private enclave’s 3,300sf clubhouse will include a fitness room, locker room, snack area and a party room with kitchen and bar. There’s a large pool with a patio, a multi-purpose sports court for paddle tennis, basketball, roller hockey and the like. Private roads and sidewalks can be used for running, bicycling and power walking. $429,900 to $579,900.




For your consideration: an elegant 1912 Ehrick Rossiter-designed estate in Washington Depot, Connecticut. Down a winding driveway, past an artist’s cottage and a pond with a stone bridge, the extensively renovated main house is nearly beyond description. The spectacular kitchen (overlooking the 28-acre property) has Viking and SubZero appliances, granite countertops and a breakfast bar. There is a breakfast room off the screened porch, perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktails. The great room has two fireplaces and the family room leads to a deck. There is a fabric-walled dining room and a study with a fireplace. The master suite has a fireplace, a sitting room with fireplace, and a bathroom with heated towel racks and floor. Another bath has an antique soaking tub. The artist’s cottage has a kitchen, loft and bath overlooking the pond. The barn/garage has a large caretaker’s apartment above. Stunning gardens surround a heated gunite pool with a barbecue area. Asking $4.25 million.

KRISTINE GIRARDIN | 860.868.5000 EXT. 100


For classic Connecticut country living on 65 acres of pristine rolling hills (including a nature preserve), choose Rock Rimmon Estates in North Stamford. Developed by Hannah Real Estate Investors, this property was once the homestead of the Gelb family, who founded Clairol. Each of the 18 single-family homes will offer more than 5,000 sf of living space. Every 4BR and 5BR home will have a kitchen with SubZero, Wolf, Bosch, Gaggenau and Miele appliances as well as custom cabinetry and natural stone countertops. Master suites will feature luxurious his-and-her marble and stone baths, spa tubs, dressing rooms and lovely lounge areas. Each home will also include a media room with tier seating, an exercise room and a wine cellar. Most will have a three-car garage. Many will have a tennis court and pool. All are designed for energy efficiency and wired for cable and internet access. $2.5 million and up.

“My family has been in real estate for decades, and we firmly believe that the real estate market has remained strong and will continue to remain strong because it offers true value,” says Craig Siano, co-owner of Sally Siano & Associates in Bedford Hills. “Whether you’re looking for a primary residence or a country getaway, it’s a solid investment now and a solid investment for years to come.”