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Home for sale in Washington CT with built in pool

Vintage colonial for sale in Washington, CT with a built in pool, currently offered for sale at $379,900.

114 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot, CT. 06794

Wonderful built in pool set with Hidden Valley Nature Preserve as the backdrop.
Wonderful built in pool set with Hidden Valley Nature Preserve as the backdrop.

Here is the real estate deal of the week, a home with some choices!

The original section of the home has three bedrooms upstairs with a full bath, the addition has a legal accessory apartment with a small kitchen and full bath.  You can use the extra income from the rental to help with the mortgage payment,  turn the accessory apartment into a grand master suite,  it would even make a great home office, your choice!

Enter through the front door and you will be greeted with many original features that endear us to a vintage home, hardwood floors, built in’s, even glass doorknobs and a secret room! And of course a two car garage and a built in pool.

The parlor is in the front of the home with plenty of windows to let the light stream through. The kitchen is large with ample cabinet and counter space and has a breakfast bar. There is also an open area for the dining table. The kitchen opens to a family room surrounded by local pink granite.

Upstairs are the original three bedrooms in the home and a full bath. There is wall to wall carpeting in the bedrooms with hardwood floors under. And I promised you a secret room. One bedroom has a door to the attic. One one side is storage, the other is the “secret room”, a room perfect for a hideaway, for adventures of young and old alike!

An accessory apartment or a master suite? You can access the accessory apartment from stairs in the family room, or from the second entrance at the back of the home. The choice is yours, either rent and use the income to help pay the mortgage or renovate and make it a fantastic master suite! The apartment over looks the back yard and the built in pool.

There are mature gardens on all sides of the home, giving a splendid display of color. And of course your own gate into Hidden Valley Preserve and the many walking and hiking trails within. Hidden Valley Preserve is a 650 acre gem, with many walking and hiking trails including a wonderful walk on the old railroad bed along the Shepaug River. It is part of one of the oldest land trusts in Connecticut, Steep Rock Association.

Check out 114 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot CT. A beautiful vintage colonial with a built in pool and an accessory apartment.

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What can you get for under a million in Washington CT?

Our listing for sale in Washington Depot.
Our listing for sale in Washington Depot.

Washington, CT in Litchfield County has some amazing homes, but what can you get for under a million dollars? With the shift in the real estate market there is plenty to be had. For under a million you can get in to Washington and make the changes you want, not what someone else decided you would like.

Check out the homes for sale for under a million in Washington CT 

Of course there are some very spectacular homes over a million in Washington, CT for sale. Just change the parameters after you click the link above and find your dream home! Listings are updated almost instantly, you will have the most up to date list of homes for sale in Washington.

Why Washington? It is beautiful, and a decent drive from New York City(about 90 minutes) making it very do-able for a second home in Litchfield County. Property taxes are phenomenal when compared to homes in Fairfield County in Connecticut or New York State.

What’s to do in Washington, CT? First, take in the beauty of the Litchfield Hills. Farms, forests, rolling hillsides. We have large nature preserves perfect for walking or hiking, or even cross country skiing in the winter months. There is Lake Waramaug, which is possibly one of the most beautiful lakes in all of Connecticut. And of course restaurants, boutique shopping, antique stores, all set in the serene countryside.

A few quick facts about Washington, CT.

  • Population 2011: 3,594
  • Households 2011: 1,548
  • Median Household Income 2011: $66,016
  • Square Miles: 48

For full time residents who have school aged children, Washington, CT is part of Regional School District 12. Children attend the Washington Primary School and Shepaug Valley Middle and High School (both in Washington). Washington also is home to 4 private schools, Washington Montessori School, The Gunnery, Rumsey Hal School and Devereux Glenholme School.

For a bit more detailed information about Washington, CT (including Washington, Washington Depot, New Preston and Marbledale) check out Washington CT through the eyes of a lifelong resident.

For more information about the fine homes of Washington, CT for sale in Litchfield County, give the SPA Team a call at 860.946.0686. We would love to show you around!

In the meantime, enjoy a slideshow of Lake Waramaug!

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Lake Waramaug in Litchfield County, homes for sale

Lake WaramaugI love Lake Waramaug at any time of  year. The graceful homes hark back to an earlier time. Lovely Victorians, Adarondiack style homes with stone fireplaces and wood paneling, more traditional Colonials and Cape Cod style shingle homes enhance the scenery.  Many homes date back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and have been lovingly restored and renovated over time with careful consideration of the character of Lake Waramaug.  During any season it is a pleasant drive, but with summer nipping at our heels the docks are showing promises of lazy summer days ahead on Lake Waramaug. A 90 minute trip from New York City makes Lake Waramaug a favorite retreat for those seeking the perfect country getaway. There are also many who have chosen to make Lake Waramaug their full time home.

Search homes for sale on Lake Waramaug in Litchfield County.

Although Lake Waramaug is the second largest natural lake in Connecticut, you wouldn’t know it to drive by. The lake is shared by Washington (the Village of New Preston), Kent and Warren. Washington and Warren do have their own beaches for the town residents (yearly fees apply, passes available at the town halls). There is also Lake Waramaug State Park tucked away on Lake Waramaug Rd which I have spent many a summer day at. The lake and surrounding area provides people with plenty of hiking, walking, biking, fishing, swimming, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing and boating opportunities. There is a public boat launch at Lake Waramaug, however in order to preserve the integerity of the lake it has restrictions.Here are a few.

  • Public motorboat access to Lake Waramaug is only at the Town of Washington Boat Ramp, located just north of the Washington Town Beach.
  • There is a maximum of 20 non-resident motorboats allowed on Lake Waramaug, which is made of of 13 campers from Lake Waramaug State Park and 7 day boaters.
  • NO state boat launch will be built at Lake Waramaug per an agreement signed in 2004 between the towns and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
  • You can read more about the rules and regulations concerning boating at Lake Waramaug here at the Lake Waramaug Associaton Website

Washington__20100623_Boulders-117What is that bubbling of the water at Lake Waramaug? Children call it “monster water”, and are convinced there is a monster or two living at the bottom of Lake Waramug. You really can’t blame them for thinking so. Sadly, it is not from the Lake Waramaug cousin of the Lochness Monster, (although I am sure many a parent has been sorely tempted to tell them so). They are two Layer Aeration Systems put in to place to clean up the waters of Lake Waramaug. The residents of Lake Waramaug formed the Lake Waramaug Task Force and have been responsible for ground breaking ideas in preserving the health of Lake Waramaug and provide a model for others who wish to save their own lakes.

If you are interested, The Lake Waramaug Task Force has put out an awesome video (a bit long at 20 minutes) with an introduction to the history of Lake Waramaug followed by the information as to why the task force was formed and how they have been at the forefront of new ideas and innovations that continue to preserve Lake Waramaug for future generations to enjoy. Click here for the Vimeo Video, Saving Lake Waramaug. I found it fascinating and it gave me such respect for those residents who have given and continue to give of their time to preserve this Litchfield County treasure.

Homes for Sale, Lake Waramaug in Litchfield County, CT.

 

For more information and additional homes for sale, call The SPA Team, Swiedler, Pomerantz & Adams at 860.946.0686. Let us show you why Lake Waramaug has been a favorite place to visit for years and a wonderful place to live!

 

Washington CT Vintage Colonial Has Hidden Valley For a Back Yard!

Check out this beauty, a vintage colonial with Hidden Valley for a back yard! With your own entrance into the beautiful nature preserve in Washington, CT, this 3-4 bedroom colonial in Washington is a winner.

Currently the home has a legal accessory apartment which can be rented and use as extra income to pay your mortgage, or can be turned into a beautiful master suite that overlooks the in ground pool.

Pictures tell the story of this wonderful gem, take a look at the online property flyer for 114 Bee Brook Rd in Washington Depot, Connecticut.

Sweet Vintage Colonial With Accessory Apartment

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Washington CT

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$389,900
Single Family Home
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4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 2,085 sqft
Lot: 0.50 acre(s)
Location
114 Bee Brook Rd
Washington Depot, CT 06794
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Affordable homes for sale in Washington CT, a limited equity offering

Affordability in Washington CT, 2 bedroom homes on Myfield Lane. For buyers who are eligible for limited equity housing (sometimes referred to as affordable housing), Myfield in Washington, CT offers a wonderful option to purchase a home.

Photos are of existing home at 13 Myfield Lane.

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2 homes priced at $165,000. In order to qualify for purchase the family income cannot exceed $48,508.

These homes are to be built, we are looking at a 2-3 month build time.

  • 1,740 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 2 car detached garage
  • Central air
  • Propane heat
  • Full, unfinished walk out basement

2 homes are priced at $187,500. In order to qualify for purchase the family income cannot exceed $64,500.

One of these homes was built in 2008, the second will be built for a buyer with a 2-3 month build time.

  • 1,904 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 2 car detached garage
  • Central air
  • Propane heat
  • Deck
  • Full, unfinished walk out basement

Myfield is a planned unit development, you will own your home and garage, but the land belongs to the association, in some respects like a condominium association. There will be monthly common charges. The association will take care of plowing and landscaping.

In addition to the 4 limited equity homes, there will be 9 additional “market rate” homes built in the near future. In total there are 13 homesites at Myfield.

Myfield is conveniently located to Route 202 in the Village of New Preston, just off Mygatt Road. Minutes to Lake Waramaug, a season pass to Washington town residents to this beautiful lake is available for $20 per year. Surrounded by the beauty of the Litchfield Hills, Myfield is a fantastic opportunity to enter the housing market in Washington for buyers who qualify.

How purchasing a limited equity home at Myfield in Washington CT works.

If you are interested in purchasing a home at Myfield you must complete an application with your history, credit history, references, etc. We send that to the management company in charge of processing applications, and they will let you know if you are eligible to purchase a home at Myfield. If you are, we can put you in touch with a loan officer who specializes in USDA loans. Up to 100% of the purchase price can be financed through USDA.

For more information you can contact us at 860.946.0686. We would be happy to explain the process in depth and introduce you to Myfield.

And you thought you couldn’t afford to buy a home in Washington, CT!

Foreclosures in Southern Litchfield County, from estates to modest homes

not all foreclosuresForeclosures for sale in Southern Litchfield County, CT. We have all sizes and prices, fantastic estate homes to modest homes. As of this date there are 3 estate homes for sale that are foreclosures. The prices range from about 2.5 million to just under $850,000 (with over 45 acres). Each of these homes are fantastic, spectacular settings with all the bells and whistles!

Buying a foreclosure is not for everyone, they often require work to be done. For those who have funds enough to cover the work needed it can be a great choice. If funds are not readily available, another option is to look into 203K rehab loans which roll the money needed for repairs into the loan. You do have to use qualified licensed people to do the work with a 203K rehab loan, the lenders do come back and check to make sure it was done as agreed.

Inspections are a must if you are going to purchase a foreclosure, although sometimes it is very difficult to do this. Some lenders will turn the power back on, some won’t. Without power you won’t know about the water situation, and in the winter I am always concerned that pipes might have burst. If the lender does allow for power to be turned on for inspections, they often require the potential buyer pay to have the house de-winterized and then re-winterized. Each situation is different depending on the lender.

Next, inspecting a septic system for a house that has been vacant often will not give true results. I know the septic inspectors I recommend are very honest about this. They will check the system for defects, but you may find that once you are living there, the system fails. You should be prepared for this.

There will always be an element of the unknown when purchasing a foreclosure so it is vital that you try to learn as much as possible when performing inspections. Many of these homes have been rode hard and put away wet, so to speak!

You will need a bit of patience if you are intending to purchase a foreclosure in Southern Litchfield County. Give us a call to see what is available at 860.946.0686, or send an email to andrea@andreaswiedler.com. We would be happy to show you foreclosures that meet your criteria!

Search foreclosures in Southern Litchfield County here.

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Lake Waramug in Litchfield County Homes for Sale

Washington__20100623_Boulders-106Thinking of warmer days, of summer on the lake? It may be the beginning of winter, but it is time to start looking for your summer vacation home in Litchfield County. Lake Waramaug is one of the most beautiful places here, a much sought after second home location in Litchfield County.

Start your search for a home on Lake Waramaug now and be ready for the summer season!

Lake Waramaug is one of my most favorite places here in Southern Litchfield County. A 90 car minute trip from New York City, a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. The second largest natural lake in Connecticut, much of the shoreline of Lake Waramaug is as it was when people started vacationing here in the 1800’s. It can be like a step back in time when you drive around the lake with the antique and vintage homes that grace the shoreline. The lake even boasts a working farm, complete with cows, a world class vineyard and restaurant, and the fantastic Lake Waramaug Country Club with a golf course overlooking the lake.

Washington, including the Village of New Preston, Warren and Kent wrap around Lake Waramaug. The towns of Washington and Warren have their own private beaches for residents to enjoy. There is also the Lake Waramaug State Park with a public beach at the far end of the lake. For those who may not have their own docks there is a public boat launch available.

The drive around Lake Waramaug is probably one of the most spectacular drives in Litchfield County at any time of the year. The road winds around the lake, the landscape opens to homes nestled among the trees, some have what I would say are absolutely breathtaking views of the lake. It is certainly worth the trip up to Litchfield County to check out a few of these lake homes. There are lake front estates worthy of the most discriminating buyer. There are also homes located within a few moments of the lake, some with distant views, that you might find a bit more affordable.

Take a tour of Lake Waramaug in pictures.

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The time to start thinking about purchasing your vacation home on Lake Waramaug is now. Come on up, take a walk in the village of New Preston and shop the boutiques, have lunch at The Hopkins Inn overlooking the lake, check out the Hopkins Inn Vineyard, and of course, let us show you a few lake homes, you just might find the vacation home you have been dreaming about!

Give us a call at 860.946.0686, or send an email to andrea@andreaswiedler.com to set up your tour of the homes available for sale on Lake Waramaug in Litchfield County.

12 North Sawyer Hill Rd, Washington CT

The owners says to sell it all, there is really nothing to do but move yourself in to this charming cottage. The furnishings go with the house!

What a charmer, seriously. A vintage home, located just minutes from Lake Waramaug, perfect for a weekend retreat or full time living. The home retains many of its original features, hardwood floors, trim and more. Very cozy feel to it. It might be small in square footage, but it is large in character!

If you are looking for a sweet retreat in Litchfield County check out 12 North Sawyer Hill Road in Washington, CT. Call us for more information and a private showing, 860.946.0686.