THE COTTON TAVERN
This country retreat is bordered by the picturesque Quinebaug River on its eastern boundary and offers approximately 38 acres comprised of fields, woodlands and beautifully designed gardens. A long driveway winds through natural woodland and leads to a courtyard surrounded by the various buildings that make up this estate: the main Colonial-Federal residence, a guest cottage, recreation barn, and outbuildings. There is a swimming pool and helicopter landing area.
Of particular note is the quality of the renovation conducted by the property’s current owner. Extensive work was carefully performed on the main residence, guest cottage and recreation barn in order to maintain the integrity of the property’s original early American architecture. Today modern conveniences reside in harmony with original rural charm. Additionally, a significant investment was made in the landscaping to create gardens, terraces, and dry-stone walls made to look as though they pre-date the estate.
Constructed circa 1770, the Colonial-Federal style residence has received later additions and alterations allowing the home to grow with the needs of the various families who have lived here. The home currently offers approximately 4,288sf of living space.
Academy-award winning actress Renée Zellweger, the property’s current owner, enthuses about Promfret:
"Socially, architecturally and aesthetically; Pomfret is the embodiment of the old fashioned American small town; while it is simultaneously, a culturally rich and sophisticated community.
The seasons and landscapes are breathtaking, the quality of life and festive holiday celebrations are of bygone days, and you'll make more true friends in Pomfret within weeks than you would during a lifetime in most other places."
Offered at $1,500,000
Property type: Single-family