On the Market: A Connecticut Estate with Panoramic Valley Views
The Farmington property includes a lookout cabin for the express purpose of relishing in the spectacular scenery.
37 Prattling Pond Road, Farmington, CT
Size: 4,210 square feet
Prepare for some pretty incredible views: This wood-and-stone home sits up on a peak above Farmington Valley, allowing for 180 degree views from the family room alone. Beyond the near entire walls of windows that enhance the living areas, dark oak floors and bright punches of blue help the interior live up to its vistas. In the kitchen, azure tiles splash behind the kitchen counters and across the oversized island, while in the dining room, a cobalt chandelier made of hand-blown glass calls the eyes upwards.
Glass steals the show in the first-floor master bedroom, too, in the form of two rows of leaded windows that frame the two-story sleeping alcove. The suite is complete with an adjoining bath, a sitting area, and a walk-in cedar closet, so the next owners could seamlessly convert it into an extra den and retire to the other master suite upstairs.
Though the largest one, the main residence isn’t the only building that lives on the six-acre property. It also comprises a detached garage (in addition to the attached garage), a stable, and a “lookout cabin” dedicated to the grounds’ unbelievable panoramas. The quaint wooden outpost consists of a wood stove and ladder in one corner leading up to a sleeping loft. The seller, who has owned the estate for nearly 50 years, says her children always loved using the cabin for parties, though it just as easily acts as a private hideaway to find some peace. It also has its own deck, where you can look out into the valley. The listing agent describes the views as even more picturesque than others in the area, because you feel like you’re “a part of the scene, not just looking at a scene.”
For information, contact Scott Glenney, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, williampitt.com.
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