Marcel Breuer’s Gagarin House I Designed by legendary Bauhaus architect…
New to Market
This c.1850 riverfront farmhouse with wraparound porch is the picture-perfect essence of New England, located on a whisper-quiet and walkable scenic country road along the cheerful East Aspetuck River. The freshly painted white clapboard house with white trim is poised on a level and gently sloping property of nearly 2 acres in the Northville section of New Milford, putting it within easy traveling distance of the historic town of Washington, and the bespoke shops and restaurants of both towns. Teaming with lush, canopied trees, flowering perennials, bubbling currents, and abundant birdsong… this picturesque property is abutted by the Weantinogue Land Trust and creates an exceptional setting that feels a world away while offering a generous helping of things to do and places to explore.
Less than 90 mins from NYC, the 2,400±-square-foot antique home exudes character with original hardwood flooring and many period details, including exposed hand-hewn beams on walls and ceiling of the formal dining room, which opens to the living area — a room wrapped in 6-over-6-pane windows along the porch and overlooking the river. Adjacent is a warm family room with bead board ceiling and wood-burning fireplace of brick and stone as its focal point. This spacious yet cozy room set apart from the main space is accented by a set of mood-boosting floor-to-ceiling windows that pour natural southern light into the room without sacrificing privacy.
The casual dining area of the country kitchen is finished with bead board on ceiling and lower half of walls, and is afforded plenty of sunlight and crisp breezes by the expanse of windows wrapping two sides. There’s a center island/breakfast bar, and a door to a stone patio for dining al fresco. The large kitchen also features a prep area, wooden cabinetry, ample storage, stone flooring, built-in glass shelving, and direct access to separate laundry room. The main level also features a den/media room with built-in shelving that can serve as a fourth bedroom with closet.
The second floor comprises an expansive master with sitting area, two nicely scaled guest bedrooms, two full baths, reading room, and large storage attic.
Other highlights include a 2-car garage, mature plantings, and an open flat lawn perfect for a picnic along the river, which is stocked with trout for fishing. A truly rare and exciting opportunity to own a piece of New Milford history and one of the true original homes in the area.
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