Built in 1845, this Connecticut saltbox farm house is set in the rolling, bucolic setting of the Litchfield hills, out of which have been carved highly curated vistas, terraces, pools, and gardens, which anchor and surround this charming home. The exterior of the home is splendidly plain Jane—there is a certain rustic simplicity to this home that is at once eternal and yet the design choices also lend not unwelcome a boho chic aura to the space. The interactions between old and new, shine and patina which occur here is unrivaled; this home is a textbook modern farmhouse, a home ordered and designed around the idyllic past to achieve a warmer, friendlier, more casually elegant future.
The interiors of this home, very much like the exterior, are welcoming, layered, spaces which promote a “sit down and stay awhile” attitude—everything cushy, tufted, a blanket tucked in every corner, everywhere a small table for your mug of tea, the whole house is the perfect rainy day space to curl up with a new, or familiar, book, reading the day away. The supremely accomplished combination of colonial revival, saltbox farmhouse with midcentury and contemporary pieces is in itself a work of art, yet when combined with the pieces themselves, elevates the space into a design rapture—every sense is seen to and delighted.
While you may have thought the amazing home, with its treasure trove interiors, would be enough to occupy you, the enchanting gardens, with their seasonal beauty, use all their wiles to draw you outside, among their flowers, boughs, hedges, and paths. This is not an unwelcomed advance—you readily agree and progress forth into the naturalistically planned and terraced enfiladed gardens.
101 Gold Mine Road is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,427 square foot 1845 farm house located on 3 acres of land. The home is currently listed by Ira Goldspiel and Howard Schissler of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty for $895,000.
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