Carriage House set in 2 acres of gardens at the heart of the historic village of South Britain. Recently renovated, fully furnished. Come explore the town, Its history, bird sanctuary, and area trails, antique shops and picturesque roadways.
Historic coach house spaces consisting of large living room seating 8-10 comfortably, dining room seating for 6, full kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities, and two patios, one open to views into the landscape, the other covered with flowering vines, each seating 4 each at 2 tables. The house is private with its own entrances, fully furnished with a complete cooking kitchen, and overlooks the 2-acres of gardens and woods.
Sleeping accommodates 4 in one large bedroom with adjacent sunroom/office, one smaller bedroom
The kitchen and bathroom are recently updated. Cable television is provided in its own viewing area and high-speed, reliable internet access is available throughout. Parking is ample and convenient to the main entrance.
The house and its patios are totally yours and you share with your host wandering about the gardens, orchard, forest and gazebo. Ample parking is close to your entrance. The main house next to your coach house has a three-season, glassed in living room with skylight ceiling, plants and an oversize fireplace. You are welcome to schedule this for parties and celebrations.
Interaction with guests
Your host is an architect formerly from Chicago who has also lived and taught architecture in Malaysia and Iraq. He practices from his office in the main house. A specialty is restoration, adaptive reuse and design of additions for historic buildings. He's a member of the Southbury Historic Buildings Commission which oversees the Town owned historic's landmark buildings.
Other things to note
There are few if any accommodations of this quality less than 90 minutes of NYC with the full attractions of hiking, cycling, rafting, tennis, consignment and antique stores, thrift shops, flea markets, farmers' markets, and woodland trails.
There's an electric charge based on meter readings at the standard rate for the utility company for a stay of more than a week.
Sound should be kept to a reasonable level with nothing disruptive, especially after midnight.
You may bring a small dog or dogs. No large dogs are allowed. $15 is charged for each per day.
Electrical usage is to be metered separately for the coach house, billed at cost of actual usage for rentals of a week or more.
The State of Connecticut charges a 15% tax on all rent including cleaning and electric charges. This will be assessed upon your arrival for all tax except for stays of a week or more the electric would be paid at the time of departure.
Architect with specialty practices in historic and public buildings. Taught architecture as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia in the early 60's, as a Fulbright Visiting Professor in Baghdad in the late 60's, as a full professor and dean in setting up Malaysia's first degree-granting programs in the early 70's, and professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in between overseas stints and into the 80's. Moved practice from Chicago to Southbury in 2010 and presently designing projects in New England.
I've travelled overseas often and loved staying at bnb's where friendships were established that have lasted through the years. I love people.
My motto is to live life fully each moment.