Set on just under 40 beautiful acres of land, this Bridgewater CT mid century modern home awaits you. Built by a family of artists in the mid 50's it served as a retreat for their family for many, many years. The driveway leads through the woods to the spectacular setting with the house and separate artist studio and garage. Truly unique opportunity to create your own idea of paradise in Litchfield County. Perhaps you are looking for a horse property in Litchfield County? The land lends itself well to horses, and Bridgewater CT is home to the famous Fairfield County Hunt Club.
221 Christian Street, Bridgewater CT is offered for sale at $1,050,000. Check out listing details for 221 Christian Street in Bridgewater, CT.
Located just 90 minutes from New York City makes this the perfect country getaway or an easy train ride, Brewster North Train Station is 30 minutes away. Bridgewater CT has long been a favorite retreat from the hustle and bustle of busy city life.
The town records only count the one large bedroom on the main floor, but the entire lower level has been used as a second/third bedroom/guest area. With a walkout through the sliding door from the lower level this could even be the more desirable part of the house. There is a full bathroom on the main level and another on the lower level. The studio sits across the driveway, it has two levels of living space and offers endless possibilities.
The galley kitchen is pure mid-century, awaiting a modern face lift. You can use the wood stove for heat if you like. The furnace keeps the house nice and toasty and the oil tank is in the basement. The owner took care of updating all of the environmentals, so there are no hidden hazards to worry about.
Artists have flocked to this part of Litchfield County for decades for several reasons, not the least of which is the unspoiled physical beauty of the surroundings. Geographically, this is where the Berkshires begin, it is known as the foothills of the Berkshires. The rolling hills create pleasant views in many places, not the least of which is from the living room and kitchen of 221 Christian Street. Its 39 acres extend in a shaft away from the road and the house along a downward slope, partly filled by gardens close to the house and woodlands further away. It gives way to a long view of the distant hills to the west, also affording a view of the sunset every evening.
All in all, this home is the perfect answer for the busy city based family, artist or home based business looking for a compound in the country to update and make their own, close to all the conveniences you would want yet still feeling like a million miles away from everyone.
A little information about Bridgewater Connecticut, Litchfield County.
The last census showed a population of 1,824, I am sure it has grown a bit since then. Bridgewater is 17.3 square miles of eye candy, if you like the Normal Rockwell-esque old town beautiful countryside type of place!
Bridgewater, CT has maintained its small town charm, home of the famous Bridgewater Country Fair and the Bridgewater Tractor Parade, Bridgewater pays homage to its agrarian roots, the hillsides are dotted with horses and cows and beautiful sprawling farms and country estates. I marvel each and every time I drive through Bridgewater, CT at the natural beauty, and how hard the residents work to preserve its great history in the antiques throughout the town. Another claim to fame, Bridgewater is the last remaining dry town in Connecticut!
Lake Lillinonah runs through Bridgewater, CT providing fishing and boating opportunties. Spend some time getting to know the townsfolk at the Bridgewater Village Store, have a great breakfast or lunch, sit and talk with the locals. It is a long standing tradition in Bridgewater, CT and I am sure that many decisions have been made while having a cup of coffee in the store!
From antiques to newer homes, estates to comfortable residences, Bridgewater offers that quintessential Connecticut country lifestyle. For full time residents with school aged children, The Burnham School, set in the heart of downtown Bridgewater offers elementary school classes, from there the students go on to Shepaug Valley Middle School and Shepaug Valley High School, joining the children from Roxbury and Washington, CT. Bridgewater, CT is part of the much sought after Connecticut School District No. 12.
221 Christian Street in Bridgewater CT, mid century modern home for sale on 39.9 acres.
For more information or to set up a private tour, call The SPA Team, Swiedler, Pomerantz & Adams, at 860.946.0686.
Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate
2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors
2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Litchfield County Regional Office,375 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776
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