63 River Road, Washington DepotWashington, CT 06794MLS Number 170164133

  • Price: $765,000
  • Est. Mortgage of $/month
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Federal 30-year interest rate: 3.6% last updated on Aug 15, 2019
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  • 4Bedrooms
  • 0.95Acreage
  • 3Bathroom
  • 1860Year Built

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Visitors to this historic house often call it an "enchanted cottage" because of its warmth, coziness, charm and beauty. In the 19th century when there were many dams on the river, it was the miller's house for one of them. A large millstone from the dam rests by the ancient maple by the house. Its past dates from the American Revolution. It was rebuilt around 1860 after a fire wreaked considerable damage. The exposed beams show severe charring in several places, and bricks from the old chimney were found where the hosta bed sits. The president of the first Irish Republic possibly hid out in the attic from the British who had put a price on his head. Local lore has it that Ethan Allen was married in front of the fireplace. The center of the living room is its fireplace with a notable Ben Franklin stove which thrusts its warmth into the room. A duplicate of this beautiful yet utilitarian object can be viewed in the Smithsonian Institution. Primary Agent/Owner

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Basic Information

  • MLS Number170164133
  • StatusACT
  • List Price$765,000
  • Square Feet2,214
  • Property TypeSingle Family For Sale
  • HoaNo
  • ColistofficenameWilliam Pitt Sotheby's Int'l
  • Lease purchaseNo


  • Acreage0.95
  • Building ConstructionFrame
  • Lot DescriptionOpen Lot, Level Lot
  • Driveway TypeGravel
  • Garages
  • Parking spaces per 1000sqft
  • Parking spaces uncovered
  • Parking Spaces
  • Parking spaces covered
  • FloodzoneNo
  • SwimmingpoolYes
  • Pool descriptionIn Ground Pool, Safety Fence, Alarm, Gunite


  • Amenities
    • Golf Course
    • Lake
    • Library
    • Medical Facilities
    • Park
    • Private School(s)
    • Stables/Riding
    • Tennis Courts


  • Appliances IncludedOven/Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer, Gas Dryer
  • Fha approvedNo
  • SubletableNo
  • Space is leasedNo
  • Remarks addendumA modern element in the dining room are the murals of floating pears and clouds against a blue background painted on the cathedral ceiling by the notable artist, Carol Anthony. Guests find it reminiscent of Rene Magritte. The goal of the current owner was to bring the gardens inside by making a garden view available from every window. Doors were added to give easy access. It was on the original Garden Conservancy tour of gardens for over ten years. Its uniqueness won it a place in the archives of the Garden Club of American in the Library of Congress. The garden has become self-sustaining to a large degree and has been the site of the annual fundraiser the Tea for Two Hundred, or the Tea for Two Thousand as it's locally known. Over 6,000 people attended the event over its 20 year span and a million dollars was netted for charities. The house was the cover story for House Beautiful and the Connecticut Magazine. It has also been featured in Martha Stewart's Living(twice), The World of Interiors (twice), Country Living, Vogue and others. The house appears in the book, At Home with Books. In short, this is a fascinating house with a lively past. If only its walls could talk.Call for an appointment today! Agent/Owner
  • View Count60

Tax Information

  • Assessed value$295,650
  • Milrate base14
  • Milrate total14.25
  • Taxes$4,213
  • Tax YearJuly 2019-June 2020


  • Full Bath3
  • BasementFull, Full With Walk-Out, Crawl Space, Unfinished, Concrete Floor, Interior Access
  • Attic descriptionAccess Via Hatch
  • AtticYes
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathroom3
  • Year Built1860
  • Property StyleColonial, Antique
  • Energy FeaturesPassive Solar, Fireplace Insert, Storm Doors, Storm Windows
  • Fireplaces2
  • FoundationStone
  • Garage Parking InfoBarn
  • New construction typeNo


  • Waters ourcePrivate Well
  • Cooling SystemCentral Air
  • Hot water descriptionOther
  • Heating FuelPropane
  • Fuel tank locationIn Basement
  • Heat SystemBaseboard, Hot Water, Radiant, Radiator
  • Septic approvalNo
  • Septic plan availableNo
  • Sewage systemSeptic

School Information

  • Elementary SchoolWashington
  • High SchoolRegional District 12


  • Laundry room infoLower Level


  • StateCT
  • Zip06794
  • CountyLitchfield
  • NeighborhoodWashington Depot
  • Short SaleNo


  • Rooms7
  • Interior featuresCable - Available
  • RoofAsphalt Shingle, Wood Shingle
  • Room count11
  • Radon mitigation airNo
  • Radon mitigation waterNo


  • ColorWhite
  • Exterior features
    • Awnings
    • Barn
    • French Doors
    • Garden Area
    • Gutters
    • Porch-Enclosed
    • Porch-Screened
    • Stone Wall
    • Underground Sprinkler
  • Exterior sidingClapboard, Wood

Water Body

  • Waterfront DescriptionLake, River, Beach Rights, View
The Matthews Group
The Matthews Group
Office: 860.868.0511
4 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Listing Courtesy of William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l

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