Never before have I seen an American home so embrace its age, stature, and design; 223 Lake Road, located in pastoral Bozrah, Connecticut, a 1710 farmhouse, recalls the relaxed dignity of well-loved Provençal mas or the multigenerational, rambling charm of a Spanish finca, a place where the beauty of the hearth is infused, broadened, realized by the beauty of the land. The exteriors and landscape of this home tell a wonderfully layered tale of human design and perseverance in the heart of Yankeedom, Eastern Connecticut. Here, in this Ethan Frome-esque world, with its interminable winters and verdant, balmy green summers, the light is more golden, more mellowed, allowing you to revel in the simple pleasures of Connecticut country life.
The interiors of this home reflect the exterior’s welcoming, unassuming, layered design scheme, which allows the hand hewn original elements of the home to shine through, from the foot wide planks of the wood floor to the massive stones of the fireboxes, everything has a relaxed, muted, rural touch to it. Future furnishings should mirror the current style, which centers on timeless pieces mixed with a contemporary flair, lest we forget it is 2019 after all, and we very much welcome all the modern conveniences, even indoor plumbing!
Back outside on the grounds, gardens, fields, forests, and lakes call out to you—swim in me, run with me, climb on me, plant flowers with me! This property is a fantasy of rural delights, and, as it is located smackdab in-between New York City and Boston, would make a magical country escape for any city dweller in need of a country respite.
223 Lake Road, a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, 2,240 square foot home located on 96 acres of bucolic Bozrah, Connecticut farmland, is currently listed by Allyson Cotton and Wende Foreman of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.
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