This 5,000 plus sq. ft. elegant North Street house was built in 1770. A stone terrace with the original wishing well leads to an acre of fenced in peace and privacy, gardens full of lush flowers, and fruit bearing pear and apple trees, and blueberry and quince bushes. The home has 7 working fireplaces, and four stairwells from the first to the second floor. There is a piano room, a library, and an extra computer room. The keeping room is off the kitchen along with the buttery; original wood paneling and inside shudders throughout are preserved according to historic standards. The original 12 over 12 sand glass windows, the original front door and hardware, oak and pine wide board floors add to its historic value. It is tastefully furnished with antiques throughout; the kitchen and baths have been updated while maintaining the historic details.
The downstairs space is ideal for entertaining; the space is expansive; it is ideal for quiet and individual privacy shared by many. The large central fireplace in one of the living rooms is cozy, warm and a central focal point for a group or two sharing the warmth and beauty of the setting.
The full bath downstairs has a working jacuzzi and there is a half bath on the first floor.
The upstairs can be viewed as two separate suites, each of which has a separate bath and both are separated by a small library and corridors. There is an additional sleeping area in the back of the upstairs of the house which can be used primarily in the spring or summer.
Ideal for entertaining, summer leisure, fall leaf peeping, or winter skiing at Mohawk Mt nearby, Litchfield is 100 miles north of NYC and boasts acres of woodlands, ponds with boardwalks, three public swimming areas, boating, and numerous cultural, culinary, musical, and artistic events both in town and close by. Less than half an hour drive through bucolic country and farm roads to seven private boarding schools, the town is a central place to stay while visiting these schools. A winery. wine shops carrying local and national vintages, and a nationally known garden center provide additional choices for weekend or other short excursions. In the heart of multiple antique shops and casual boutiques, the town is home to the country's first law school, a ten minute walk from 74 North where the first law students lived, and is the essence of New England at is most beautiful and best preserved.
Golf: A public golf center is five miles away.
Ski: Mohawk Mt. is a short drive and a perfect day's jaunt.
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