2 bed · 1.5 bath · 1,249 sf
Style: Single-Family Colonial Cape Town: New Preston, CT Built: 1935 Renovated: 2015 Home Features: Oak floors throughout, marble kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom kitchen cabinets, central heating and air conditioning, and high-end fixtures/finishes.
Master Bedroom Renovation
Living Room Renovation
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Property – 78 Christian Street was built in 1935 and is representative of a mid-century colonial cape of wood-frame construction with a steep, pitched roof with end gables and dormers, and two exterior porches. In 2014, DeWitt Brothers Development acquired the property from a distressed seller. They subsequently completed a full gut renovation of the property to include all new systems and a revised floor layout. This included all new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, floors, walls, windows and roof systems. DeWitt Brothers also revised the kitchen and bathroom layouts to improve efficiency. Upon completion in July 2015, the property will offer all the amenities and efficiencies of a newly built home while retaining its rustic charm.
Neighborhood – 78 Christian Street is located in the village of New Preston, CT, which is part of the larger town of Washington. The area is known for its picturesque countryside, historic architecture, and active civic and cultural life. The town is in the southern foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, approximately 80 miles or one and a half hour drive north of New York City. New Preston is specifically known for its traditional rural New England architecture, which includes many well preserved 18th and 19th century homes built in the Georgian, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Shingle styles, as well as several 19th century mill structures along the East Aspetuck River that runs through the center of town. Antique barns and other agricultural outbuildings are also widely prevalent. Successive generations of residents have actively supported land conservation efforts, and their gifts of property and conservation easements to local land trusts have yielded large tracts of permanent open space. As such, town residents have access to over 2,000 acres of hiking and walking trails. This includes Steep Rock Reservation (750 acres), Hidden Valley Preserve (650 acres) and Macricostas Preserve (368 acres). Specific to 78 Christian Street, the Macricostas Preserve is a quarter mile or 5 minute walk down Christian Street. It offers hiking trails over tracks of meadow, farmland, wooded ridges, and wetlands. Lake Waramoug is also within a mile of the property, which offers a private beach only open to town residents.