Architect's home with modern kitchen/baths, and living rooms with fireplaces
About Jay Carow
Jay Carow, a currently practicing architect and former professor of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and universities in Malaysia and Iraq. Hed relocated his firm from Chicago to Southbury in 2010. Jay has had his own firm since 1969. You can find examples of his work and a short biography at the website for Carow Architect Plus. Widowed in 2012 he is now enjoying a second bachelorhood and most weekends in NYC or month's vacations around the world.
Jay Carow purchased this House in 2010
Why Jay Carow chose Southbury
This historic home is a jewel set in a cluster of other jewels surrounded by rolling hills with a cascading river, wildlife, flowers, and stately trees. It is a wonderful place to live to live and visit if you love history, tranquility and nature. It is easily reached from Manhattan - 90 minutes by car and just over 2 hours by bus, and 50 minutes by bus from Hartford.
What makes this House unique
Of special quality are the views out to the lawns and forest from the glassed-in and sky-lighted solarium with its huge fireplace, once the summer cooking place. The room and this room and the lawns it opens onto have been used for multiple weddings, family gatherings and evants of all kinds. The historic village's Congregational Church is across the street and worthy of a visit. Within ten minutes walk are dozens of hiking trails and a few miles away there's Woodbury, the first settlement in the area founded in 1673 and now the beginning of CT's Antiques Trail and beyond all of Litchfield County.
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Within 200 feet of the house is a recently opened Delicatessen in a country store.
Within a half mile is an Audubon bird watching and hiking center.
Within a mile and a quarter is a shopping mall with super market, Starbucks, Chase bank, liquor store, clothing stores, and restaurant.
Within a half mile are dozens of hiking trails though forests and along rivers. Some trails ares steep for the hardy.
Within a radius of a quarter mile are historic churches, 22 houses, Southbury's first town hall and library, a burial ground from early 1700, and the last of the twenty factory buildings that manufactured iron products along the mill stream.