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

1093 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield, CT

$14,500,000
Southport's only direct waterfront new construction is now complete and ready to move in! Sited at the head of one of New England's prettiest harbors, this magnificent home was specifically designed to take full advantage of its unique setting. With unobstructed views from Sasco Hill all the way across to Beachside Avenue, this panorama and location are unmatched. Architect Jack Franzen designed the main rooms to be open and filled with light coming off Long Island Sound. As soon as you enter the front door, you are pulled into the house by the abundance of glass and doors leading you to the water.

1093 Pequot Avenue, Fairfield (Southport), CT

$14,500,000
Southport's only direct waterfront new construction is now complete and ready to move in! Sited at the head of one of New England's prettiest harbors, this magnificent home was specifically designed to take full advantage of its unique setting. With unobstructed views from Sasco Hill all the way across to Beachside Avenue, this panorama and location are unmatched. Architect Jack Franzen designed the main rooms to be open and filled with light coming off Long Island Sound. As soon as you enter the front door, you are pulled into the house by the abundance of glass and doors leading you to the water. While the home's exterior reveals a classic Connecticut Colonial facade, the interior is modern and fresh with 10 ft ceilings on the first floor, 9.5 ft on the second and 12+ ft on the finished third floor. The Master Bedroom suite faces the water and offers a vaulted ceiling bath, two large walk in closets, a sitting room/office and a private deck with glass railings chosen to enhance the seascape. At 18.5 ft elevation, the pool is a wonderful place to take in the ever-changing light and abundance of wildlife and boating activity constantly on display. Just minutes walk to Southport Beach and Southport Village, the house is accessed through a gate at the end of private Rockpoint Road. Come see Connecticut's premier waterfront offering.

Wallacks Point, Stamford (Out of Town), CT

$14,500,000
The ultimate in privacy, luxury, and convenience! 4-acre private island compound only 45 minutes to NYC has Gated Private Bridge to mainland, Helipad, Public Utilities, panoramic views of LI Sound, Private Sandy Beaches, 200' Deep Water Dock, Heated 55' Lap Pool, Greenhouse, Tennis Court site, Gorgeous Gardens, Generator. 17,000 SF English Manor has 12 bedrooms, 8 fireplaces, Offices, Formal Rooms, 4-car Garage, Expansive terraces. Compound also includes 3BR/2BA Dutch Colonial home with gorgeous sunset views, a detached 6-car carriage house with 2 apartments: 3BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA, and manager office. Subdividable. Only 4 owners during a fascinating 114 year history. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own Caritas Island, also know as Greenaway Island. Extraordinary!

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