A One-of-a-Kind Architectural Wonder Lists in Connecticut for $2.25M
This time of year, with autumn ardor in full effect, one would be remiss to forget to mention Gilmore Girls when describing Washington, Connecticut—the place that inspired Stars Hollow. However, this Washington home dubbed Sylvan Hill is nothing like the quaint colonials often seen in the area. An architectural wonder amongst the trees, the one-0f-a-kind contemporary is made up of glass and rich wood. Some may see a spaceship when they look at this home, others a secluded sanctuary, but it is without a doubt a unique real estate opportunity now listed for $2.25 million.
UK-based architect Lester Korzilius designed the home, his vision executed in 1992. Within 5,875 square feet, it has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, but the architectural details shine brightest. The exteriors are cedar-clad when not interrupted by walls of glass, with a deck outside offering 2,000 square feet of additional living space when weather permits.
In 2004, a careful addition expanded the home’s entertaining and guest areas, making it party-ready. But truly, the property is full of possibilities. Circular pavilions create vast open spaces suited for big gatherings as well as quiet contemplation or creativity. Three fireplaces, a pizza oven, a wine cellar, and a greenhouse continue to add spice to life here.
Rick Distel of Compass holds the listing, its sleek edges and gloss a magical contrast to the serene woodland setting. Privately tucked on 13 acres, perhaps it is more comparable to the home of Twilight‘s Washington state-based Cullens than Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.