A serene retreat home surrounded by approx. 80 acres of fields and woods, the perfect combination of beauty and tranquility. This property has it all – lakefront, open fields, stands of trees, rambling rock walls, and location. Proximity to Rt 84, Rt 384, Boston, New York and Hartford, nestled in the bucolic setting surrounding the University of Connecticut in eastern Connecticut, and with versatility to be a country retreat, horse property, vineyard or hops farm, or a new subdivision, this property is unique.
The 1870 barn was completely transformed into a spacious home with a gentle fusing of eastern and western philosophy. A great home for parties or meditation, this three-level home comes complete with radiant floor heat, forced air and air conditioning. The entrance foyer soars 45 feet to the cupola. The original chestnut posts and beams are exposed throughout the home. Bamboo floors, shoji screens, a tatami mediation/yoga room and two decks provide a relaxing venue to view the outside fields and trees.
The interior of this 4000 sq. ft “barn-house” is unique and varied, with soaring ceilings, cozy conversational areas and large open areas for families and guests. From the spectacular entrance, the open concept first floor opens to a spacious kitchen with large island, black granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. The dining area is expansive, hosting a 10-foot dining table custom-made from the original chestnut floors of the barn. The living area has spaces for multiple uses, dominated by an 18-foot-high stone fireplace. A private den and a laundry/utility room complete the first floor. The living area is flooded with light from an abundance of windows and sliding doors, letting in the gorgeous views surrounding the home. The second level of the home wraps around the structure and overlooks the open first floor. There are 3 roomy bedrooms, 2.5 luxurious baths, and a versatile storage room. The upper level of the home hosts a yoga/meditation room and balcony looking out on the serene landscape.
The exterior has maintenance free cement siding and Marvin windows adding elegance and warmth. The property is framed by century old stone walls all around. Sliding doors from the dining room lead to a private outdoor courtyard area with beautiful landscape, water fountain, and rimmed with tall stone walls. There is another detached, two story barn that is currently used as an oversized two car garage with an upper level fitness room/workroom and plenty of storage. Solar panels in the field provide a supply of electricity. A paver stone driveway leads into the home, and is both inviting and attractive.
This property has some many desirable and unique features, and offers opportunities for development into a beautiful country estate for those looking to farm, develop a horse property or just relax in the tranquility of the surrounding fields and forests. Contact Don Harwood at 203-640-7535 or Donald.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and set up an appointment to view the property. $1,450,000
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987 Cedar Swamp Rd, Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut