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Colonial style retreat surrounded by forest in Connecticut

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This Colonial style countryside retreat was designed as a turn-key property by Chango & Co., located in the historic town of Litchfield, Northeastern Connecticut. The homeowners are a couple with three children looking for a great place to escape on weekends and holidays from their primary residence in Brooklyn, New York. This beautiful white house of 6,500 square feet is nestled on heavily forested five acres site. Prior to the renovation, the home felt old-fashioned and formal, in need of a major upheaval to meet the lifestyle needs of the clients. Due to the remote location of the project, the homeowners handed over complete control of all design decisions. Taking six months to complete, the home is now brimming with personality and charm. Acting as designer and architect for the project, the design teams top priority was to preserve as much of the character of the home as possible. The kitchen was completely gutted to create an open floor plan with custom design and finishes. A large kitchen island became the focal point to the space, comprised of white oak and topped with a seamless slab of honed Calacatta Caldia marble. The custom cabinets were fully decked out with “a 1,058 pound 5 Oven AGA range and a custom farmhouse soapstone double sink.” The designers opened an exterior wall in the kitchen to give convenient access to a spacious wooden deck for an outdoor dining and living space. All in all, the home is now filled with life and ready to be enjoyed by its new inhabitants for many years to come.

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How would you like to spend your weekends at this fabulous countryside retreat? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section after the photo tour! In case you missed it, have a look at previous feature we have showcased here on 1 Kindesign from the design team: Cozy and playful beach cottage re-imagined in East Hampton.

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The 900 square foot deck off the kitchen plays host to a beautiful dining table topped with concrete, three modular sectional sofas with outdoor fabric covered cushions, and a five foot concrete fire pit.

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Photos: Ball & Albanese

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