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Charming Antique Country Retreat in New Preston

tech <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/TtmdVVywMB-JWRVDc77e8nGiwnxqI2Pw9LPQbj0MSd8%2ChFroJ3iDNK1e6PvBDHN9nbBllsldQauqCIpZYKrEiAY.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;" class="featured"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">A lovely antique country retreat in New Preston, CT.</p> <p>New Preston is a rural village in the northwestern corner of the town of Washington in Litchfield County. In the early 19th century, there were several mills and factories along the Aspetuck River which flows from Lake Waramaug into the village center. More recently, there was a retail renaissance on the main street starting in the 1980's with the opening of distinctive antique stores, garden shops, home and gift emporiums that include <a href="http://www.jseitz.com/home.html">J.Seitz & Co</a>, <a href="http://www.pergolahome.com/about.html">Pergola</a>, <a href="http://privethouse.com/">Privet House</a>, <a href="http://dawnhillantiques.com/">Dawn Hill Antiques</a> and <a href="http://www.newprestonct.com/dkschulman.html">DK Schulman Design</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/350px-Newpreston03.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The New Preston Village Center</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/rMsq9WLu7v_unZdlcsO97EglHgROSrhnaEu5BVm5crE%2CZfoq1FpaX1heHi13wglXEle-JeqZahTAFjeTKTqQrXA.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;"></p> <p>This exquiste antique home in New Preston was once a Quaker meeting house and retains many original details. Above is a side view of the house and patio.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/kGonSqBGiYaCMRTh1LWdsfbi-wwl6a7VR6firkCJDx4.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">There are exposed beams and vaulted ceilings throughtout the two bedroom/ two bathroom home.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/A6y-SSfmnapxbLt0OnbsfjkVU0i7GDAb4z2SBG_5slY.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Both bedrooms have a rustic and elegant charm.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/0opIuvxOLhKamkbGg7y8WzYSCB0w5iBfpYmu8Uxn4Zc.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The kitchen opens to a stone terrace and professionally landscaped gardens.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/mz12_tbn4j3d83IbLIENrzWp5q76ixpzOgw23tqrQvY%2ChNpNlBOVvC-GbuO_EGEGzBkd0853p5-k2LvIgT3f-h0.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">There is a hideaway gunite pool area with a tiered terrace and gardens.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/MIOmjRjRbYfFwxZaKWellnz8n2MmishPsnr5OdCxa0k%2CuW4OmdhgiyAzWuSzyQZZ4DXZyAFFCsWBaZsSgw1MQ4A.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;">A one car garage has an attached studio.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/i9NDfgFIQ_1331-opt5evBIrJEjHd9-yD1zlXAeOxHs%2CRkj7EC4cW17IDGsup40cB1lo06HN97E4KGM6AC6Ww1I.jpg" style="width: 524px; height: 350px;"></p> <p>New Preston is nestled next to Lake Waramaug, a pristine scenic water body perfect for water sports, sunset picnics, hiking and biking.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5739/blog/22347048_18.jpg" style="width: 540px; height: 405px;"></p> <p>This is a perfect house and village for a weekend getaway in Litchfield County. The house is under ten minutes to the restaurants of Washington and Bantam including <a href="http://communitytablect.com/">Community Table Restaurant</a>, <a href="http://www.gwtavern.com/">GW Tavern</a> and <a href="http://www.arethusaaltavolo.com/">Al Tavolo</a> well as the many distinctive shops. All of this is an easy drive from New York City in just ninety minutes.</p>