Blog :: 12-2015

The Beauty of a Stone House in a Country Setting

The Exterior of a Stone House on New Preston Road in Meryall, CT

The charm of stone houses brings to mind the traditional English, Irish and French country estates that are settings for films and novels. In varying tones and texture, these facades are exquisite and unique.

We have two perfect examples; one in the Merryall community of New Milford and the other located in Washington Town. Both have unique architectural details and are set in buccolic, tranquil countryside.

A peak from the private driveway of the lovely stone work on the front of the house.

Even a canine visitor enjoys the the setting of this Stone House in Merryall. 

This unique 1834, three bedroom home with additions has a three bedroom attached guest house, a game room, a stone terrace, pool, barn, gardens, all on over 7 acres.

A charming gazebo by the pool on the New Preston Hill property.

Another charming stone house is located on Old North Rd in Washington, CT

This 1920’s stone and wood home is in a much desired Washington location. There are four bedrooms, bluestone terraces, a pool and a new tennis court with views on 5+ acres.

A closer view of the stone work by the patio.

Another view of the exterior.

You can walk to the Washington Green from the house yet this property is in a totally private setting abutting protected meadows.

 

For images and information on the property on New Preston Hill Road property in Merryall, CT, please click on the link below:

http://www.matthewsgroupre.com/listing/X30803442/new-preston-hill-rd-merryall-ct-06776/

 

For images and information on the property on Old North Road in Washington, CT, please click on the link below:

http://www.matthewsgroupre.com/listing/X86199252/40-old-north-rd-washington-ct-06793/

 

Please feel free to call our offices at 860-868-0511 if you have any questions on these two listings.

 

The Perfect Holiday Gifts: KMR Presents Leitz Leather Luxury Goods

Leitz Leather Bracelets with Gemstones and Luxury Hardware

KMR Arts Gallery will host the dynamic husband and wife team Eric and Sherry Leitz who will be showing theit latest collections of accessories. The holiday shopping experience will take place today, Friday December 11th and tomorrow, Saturday, December 12th from 11 am to 5 pm at the gallery which is located at 2 Titus Road, Washington, CT 06794.

Leitz Luxury Leather accessories are the epitome of bohemian chic. and the rock and roll chic bags, belts, cuffs and bracelets are individually hand crafted. Their clients read like a who's who of Hollywood and includes such stars as Tom Cruise, Janet Jackson and Will Smith. Their newest collection of bracelets and necklaces combine leather with cultured pearls for a sexy, modern look.

Gallery owner, Kathy McCarver Root is a big fan of the collection, "The Leitz leather designs strike the perfect balance: bold yet cool, sophisticated yet utterly wearable. Eric's sense of color, proportion and materials is impeccable. I love that each piece can be custom, with handsome embossed initials, stitching, and color choice. It's great to stay local, it really makes a difference to small businesses.... and who doesn't need a little rock n roll this time of year!"

Eric and Sherry Leitz with a Signature Handbag and Weekend Bag

 

HAPPY HOLIDAY SHOPPING ALL!

 

 

Winter Fun at Holiday in the Depot in Washington, CT

tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Horse%20Drawn%20Carriage.jpg" style="width: 528px; height: 392px;"></p> <p>                     The 24th Annual Holiday in the Depot will be held on Friday, Dec. 11th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the town center.<br><br> Festivities will kick off with the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree by a special guest at Bryan Memorial Town Hall. Students from the Washington Montessori School will sing carols as the tree is lit. Caroling throughout the Depot will be sung by the troubadours from The Gunnery School.</p> <p>Santa will arrive by horse drawn hay wagon shortly after the tree lighting and will be available to listen to children's wishes and have his photograph taken with them until 8:30 p.m inside the Town Hall. Hay rides will be given by Utopia Percherons throughout the Depot.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/doc4ed78f844897f9218078531.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 358px;"></p> <p>There will be a special mail box for children's letters to Santa. Children can create a Christmas craft with the aid of Linda Morse and Gail Scribner from the Gunn Memorial Junior Library. There will be goodies from the Animal Welfare Society for pets and people, and at the American Legion Hall, the Washington PTO will have hot dogs and chili for sale and the Senior Center will have gift items for sale.</p> <p>There will also be a Gingerbread House Contest at participating businesses in the Depot. Stop by each business to view their house and then cast your vote at Washington Supply Company for the best house in the Depot!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/New%20Preston%20Winter%20Walk.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;"></p> <p>Don't miss the 6th annual New Preston Winter Walk which will be held on Saturday, December 12th from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The window displays are amazing and there will be great shopping and fun for all!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Washington-Slices-with-Santa.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 247px;"></p> <p>The 8th annual Slices with Santa will be held at the Washington Fire Department on Saturday, December 12th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. This is an all you can eat event ($10 for Adults, $5 for Kids) and Santa will arrive at 6 pm. Funds raised will be distributed to the Washington Community Fund and the St. John's Fund to offset the cost of Washington's Holiday Baskets providing food and gifts at Thanksgiving and Christmas to nearly twenty-five families!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/1476303_582439241828926_1793480100_n.jpg" style="width: 560px; height: 487px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Make sure you stop by our offices during Holiday in the Depot for a glass of wine, holiday snacks and gifts for the kids!</p> <p style="text-align: center;">HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!</p>

Happening in the Hills features Stacey's Holiday Gift Guide

tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/DSC_5577-07-retouched.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 549px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Stacey visits Pergola Home in New Preston, CT- Photo courtesy of Mike Yanin</p> <p style="text-align: center;">“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”<br> – Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind</p> <p>(Please note this is an excerpt from the <a href="http://www.happeninginthehills.com/onourradar/staceys-holiday-gift-guide/"> Happening in the Hills</a> feature, 'Stacey's Holiday Gift Guide') Before the holiday season, when I am compiling my gift lists for my family and friends, I am thankful that I live in a county with unique boutiques, artisanal gourmet stores and galleries. Instead of malls and big box stores, I try to find those destinations where I can find personal gifts that are perfectly suited to the receiver’s lifestyle and passions.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/J._Seitz_Aztec_Hat.jpg" style="width: 310px; height: 361px;"></p> <p>Men can sometimes prove to be more difficult to make purchases for and I always search out unusual gifts that he can use during a favorite activity. Try to avoid the tie, wallet and socks route! For example, if your husband, father or brother loves the outdoors, this Aztec patterned, faux fur-lined hat from <a href="http://www.jseitz.com/home.html">J. Seitz</a> is practical yet has style and is well-priced at $74. He will certainly think of you every time he wears it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/Nutmeg_Olive_Oil.jpg" style="width: 275px; height: 281px;"></p> <p>A real treat to his senses would be a selection of olive oils from <a href="http://www.nutmegoliveoil.com/">Nutmeg Oil</a> in New Milford. Flavors perfect for the holiday include: Mushroom Sage, Blood Orange, Cranberry Pear, and Fig Dark Balsamic Olive Oils. This will certainly add to his creative choices for sauces, dressings and glazes. Single bottles start at $9 and gift sets come in 4-to-6- pack sizes starting at $18. They can customize any gift set with oils as well as a mix of vinegars. Before you purchase, you can taste and try each of their products in the store.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/R._Derwin_Shawl.jpg" style="width: 361px; height: 484px;"></p> <p>Who does not love cashmere? …. these luxurious triangle shawls from <a href="http://www.rderwinclothiers.com/">R. Derwin Clothiers</a> in Litchfield are perfect for winter parties in the country. The shawls, priced at $1,195 are made with Loro Piana cashmere yarns, fringed with leather and are a signature statement piece for the fashionista!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/RT_Facts__ZInc_Clad_Mirrors.jpg" style="width: 414px; height: 305px;"></p> <p>Another gift idea for women who love one-of-a-kind items for the home are these naturally patinated, zinc frame-wrapped mirrors from <a href="http://www.rtfacts.com/">RT Facts</a> in Kent. The mirrors are truly unique and special gifts, as RT Facts custom-makes each one. They are priced at $800 each.</p> <p>I invite you to read the whole article in Happening in the Hills which feature more stylish gift ideas for men and women from <a href="http://www.pergolahome.com/">Pergola Home</a>, <a href="http://privethouse.com/">Privet House</a>, <a href="http://www.jseitz.com/home.html">J. Seitz & Co</a>, <a href="http://oliphantdesign.com/">Oliphant</a>, Barkery Boo'Tique, <a href="http://scottandbowne.com/Scott_and_Bowne/Home.html">Scott and Bowne</a>, <a href="http://www.terston.com/">Terston</a>, <a href="http://www.rderwinclothiers.com/">R. Derwin Clothiers</a>, <a href="http://www.nutmegoliveoil.com/">Nutmeg Olive Oil</a>, <a href="http://www.rtfacts.com/#sthash.ocZQtNge.dpbs">RT Facts</a> and <a href="http://www.kmrarts.com/">KMR Arts</a>.</p> <p>READ THE ARTICLE FROM HAPPENING IN THE HILLS BY CLICKING ON THE LINK <a href="http://www.happeninginthehills.com/onourradar/staceys-holiday-gift-guide/"> HERE</a>.</p> <p>Please find below the addresses and websites for all these unique shops and boutiques to be found in Litchfield County.</p> <p>Barkery Boo’tique<br> 38 Bank Street<br> New Milford<br> 860.210.1312</p> <p><br> J. Seitz<br> East Shore Road (Route 45)<br> New Preston<br> 860. 868. 0119<br> www.jseitz.com</p> <p><br> KMR Arts Gallery<br> 2 Titus Road<br> Washington Depot<br> 860.868.7533<br> www.kmrarts.com</p> <p><br> Nutmeg Olive Oil Company<br> 25 Main Street<br> New Milford<br> 860.354.7300<br> info@nutmegoliveoil.com<br> www.nutmegoliveoil.com</p> <p><br> Oliphant<br> 29 West St<br> Litchfield<br> 860.567.8199<br> oliphantdesign.com</p> <p><br> Pergola Home<br> 7 East Shore Road<br> New Preston<br> 860.868.4769<br> info@pergolahome.com<br> www.pergolahome.com</p> <p><br> Privet House<br> 13 East Shore Road<br> New Preston<br> 860.868.1800<br> info@privethouse.com<br> www.privethouse.com</p> <p><br> R. Derwin Clothiers<br> (The Ladies Store)<br> 43 West Street<br> Litchfield<br> 860.567.4095<br> www.rderwinclothiers.com</p> <p><br> RT Facts<br> 22 South Main Street<br> Kent<br> 860.927.1700<br> www.rtfacts.com</p> <p><br> Scott and Bowne<br> 27 North Main Street #1<br> Kent<br> 860.592.0207<br> scottandbowne.com</p> <p><br> Terston<br> 27 North Main Street<br> Kent<br> 860.927.1255<br> info@terston.com<br> www.terston.com</p> <p> </p>