For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Stunningly Reimagined Carriage House in Connecticut

Calling all horse girls and lovers of exquisite renovations.


Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

412 N Lake St., Litchfield, Connecticut
Price: $1,250,000
Size: 5,055 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4.5

If you’re already blown away by the grandiosity of this granite and cedar-shingled home, centered by a copper-topped tower, consider this: It was once just the garage for the actual house. The 19th century garage, that is, so a spacious stable and accompanying carriage house.

It wasn’t until 1984 that the current owners bought the property, and transformed it into the spectacular residence that occupies a 16-plus acre plot today. Through the dusty blue door, it’s almost impossible to imagine horses once clopped around the spotless and modern interior. Wooden posts and beams support the open-concept kitchen, living room, and dining area, which is mainly white paint and marble, save for the emerald green radiators.

In a separate sitting room, a colossal granite fireplace steals the show (the listing claims it’s one of the region’s largest). Though the stone behemoth could lend itself to a dark atmosphere, a wall of windows floods the space with light, creating a room that’s equal parts cozy and bright.

As you make your way upstairs, you’ll be forced to notice the railing—a wooden, mid-century modern masterpiece that staggers its way along the staircase. Sunshine and lofty ceilings continue to grace the bedrooms and marble appointed bathrooms, which offer clawfoot tubs and a console sink with glass legs.

Exquisite though the renovations are, this house’s inner horse girl rears its head in the preserved stable, which retains its original stalls and hay racks, and the overhead hay loft that once fed the hay drops. And with nearly 16.5 acres of land, there’s room for anything you can think up. In particular, the listing touts the parcel’s potential as a wedding venue, orchard, or vineyard. Or, close the circle on the property’s equestrian history, and let a team of horses run round the yard.

For information, contact Mark Madonna or Jeffrey Phillips, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, madonnaphillipsgroup.com.

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

Photo via Madonna & Phillips Group at Sotheby’s

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