Washington, CT —
Escape to a countryside paradise like no other

If you're seeking an idyllic retreat to the countryside, head to Washington. This rural town is part of Litchfield County and is known for its picturesque countryside, rich history and architecture. Home to many cultural and business elites, Washington is secluded in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains with rolling hills and serene woodlands. It's the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.

Location
Washington is a town located at the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains.
Distance
A 1 hour and 45 minute ride by car. There is no public transportation in Washington
Getting Here
Rent a car and take a mini road trip to this sequestered town in Litchfield County. Get there within two hours.

"If you're seeking an idyllic retreat to the countryside, head to Washington."

Washington is known for its deep commitment in land conservation. It has thousands of acres of preserved land. It is also home to many family-owned farms, like Averill Farm. Operating since 1746, Averill Farm has over 260 acres of land and is open to the public.

Head northwest and take in scenic views at Lake Waramaug, Connecticut's second largest natural lake.

Local Tips

Stretch your legs and plan a hike in Steep Rock Preserve, nestled around the the Shepaug River. Just a mile away from downtown, it's a place where many locals like to hike, swim, fish and simply relax along the riverbanks.

Special Features

Stop in for some brunch at the G.W. Tavern. Named after our first president in honor of his passage through Washington, the G.W. Tavern's charming vibe will set you back in time to the 1850's. Dig into some comfort food by the fireplace in the winter, and take in the amazing views of the Shepaug River on the patio in the summer. This little hole in the wall is almost always a full house. It's no wonder this is the go-to spot for locals year-round.

"Washington is known for its deep commitment in land conservation. It has thousands of acres of preserved land."

Many Washington homes are occupied on a part-time basis. A significant percentage of homeowners also reside in urban settings such as New York City, but cherish the rural escape that Washington provides.

Featured Listings

358 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT

$8,600,000
Understated elegance defines the approach to 358 Lukes Wood Road. As you enter the estate you are quickly aware of the high level detailing: reclaimed oak flooring imported from France,Hope'shandcrafted steel windows and doors,the layers and textures of unexpected materials all selected to warmly guide you through the elevated spaces. Every room is a moment, punctuated by dramatic lighting and unbelievable views of the expansive grounds. At 358 Lukes Wood Road privacy abounds in a bespoke setting that enchants every sense. Further details provided upon request. NC Land 2.54 acres. Pound Ridge land 2.24 acres

279 North Avenue, Westport (Coleytown), CT

$8,650,000
Poised on 13 spectacular acres along the Aspetuck River, Seagram's Creek represents one of the largest & most beautiful estates in Westport. Acclaimed architect Michael Greenberg was inspired by an antique chestnut barn in neighboring Weston, moving it to its current location where it continues to serve as the home's stately muse. Once the country estate of Seagram CEO and philanthropist Edgar Bronfman Sr., the current owners renovated the home in 2017, bringing in top interior designer Meg Sharpe to infuse a light and modern aesthetic into the home's original vision. Six native stone fireplaces illuminate antique hand-hewn beams and reclaimed wood elements throughout captivating living spaces filled with exquisite details and historic character. Outside, a spectacular honed marble terraces, pool, pool house, tennis court and artist studio are embraced by lush gardens and rolling lawns. Follow the sylvan walking trails to 750' of tranquil riverfront to experience blissful moments at the water's edge. A true showpiece!

1125 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield (Southport), CT

$16,500,000
Considered the most significant new custom waterfront estate on New England's coastline, The Nest was skillfully and artfully designed by acclaimed architect Mark Finlay, in collaboration with noted landscape architect Doyle Herman Design, to capture sweeping, ever-changing water views and the pure serenity of its setting. Just a short walk from Southport Village, you're embraced by a sense of calm and transported to a quieter time from the moment you arrive at the gated entry. Architectural landscaping melds to the spectacular backdrop and an allee of historic trees leads to the majestic home on over three private acres at the edge of Long Island Sound. Bask in vistas of sprawling green lawns and crisp blue waters from the infinity pool, pool pavilion with fireplace, and spa-all overlooking your private beach. Beneath soaring ceilings, thoughtfully planned living spaces invite natural beauty and sunlight into every room. Gracious European elegance is tempered by clean Scandinavian minimalism and natural California style to create a custom paradise. The master suite commands brilliant sunsets and a rooftop observation deck offers a bird's eye view of the Sound. The Nest is perfection with state of the art smart home technology, geothermal, elevator, and finely-curated materials including reclaimed antique stone floors. The subdivided acreage offers the opportunity to add an additional residence and tennis court. Once in a lifetime home! Taxes for 1111 Pequot Ave are $15,909

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