Litchfield, CT, USA
Located at the top of iconic North Street and within walking distance to the town Green, restaurants and shopping, this Litchfield landmark is an integral part of local history. Built in 1863 for the Congregational Church Parsonage, it is sited on the original location of the Sarah Pierce Academy, America's first school for girls. It was renovated by the current owner who preserved the rich, historic details of the home while addressing the needs of modern living. The home boasts an expansive, wood paneled great room for comfortable living, as well as the addition of a sun-filled garden room and patio. The wide board flooring, millwork and cupola are all original, and unlike other homes of its era, it has exceptionally high ceilings, window and doors. There are four bedrooms on the upper floor and a guest suite on the main level. An extraordinary amount of effort, planning and skill went into the landscape and garden design, which has been featured in multiple publications. With western views and fully fenced acreage this is truly one of Litchfield's most graceful in-town residences.