A Secluded Village Awaits in "The Woods."
Welcome Cottage, Rose Cottage, Pine Tree Cottage, Bluebell Cottage & Apple Tree Cottage
A long stately tree-lined drive embraced by stone walls leads to this small village in the woods. The Woods welcomes you to a private village of five unique, stunning custom-built detached luxury homes with spellbinding architecture overlooking an enchanting pastoral retreat and acres of land trust property with whimsical and delightful destination points – walkways, woods, trails, and a footbridge around the pond —in a few steps you can hike, walk your dog, see deer, birds, and wild turkeys.
The stunning homes were inspired by the developer’s trip to the Cotswolds in England – an area known for its rolling hills and villages of stone cottages, stately homes, and centuries-old manors. Home to some of the most unspoiled, historic, and famous towns and villages in England -quintessential English charm. Developers Victor and Heather Anatra, of LHB Developers, took a trip there, and driving through the lush countryside, the couple fell in love with what they saw. “We kept saying, “Why don’t we have anything like that here?” "The Woods" is a realization of bringing that dream to New England. When you enter this small village, you enter a new world tucked into nature embraced private security, perfectly secluded from the outside world yet minutes away from shopping, the famous town green, trendy eateries, boutiques, galleries, museums, hiking trails, lakes, beaches and the quaint historic town of Guilford. Train service from NY to Boston and convenient to I-95.
Step through the high arched stone entries of these homes and be amazed by interiors etched in elegance. It is magnificent yet a blend of formal entertaining and cozy private havens that are casual and comfortable providing the ultimate in elegant-casual. For year-round living or a weekend frolic and a peaceful escape from the city. You cannot help but notice that all aspects of the home exude a rare quality and design - from the curved smooth polished alabaster walls, light-drenched wide-open floor plan, finely appointed kitchen, and the impressive dual master suites. The entrance, kitchen, and dining area are divided by a curved wall of hewn stone, and features that deserve your attention - handcrafted cabinetry, natural materials, soft curves, rounded walls, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and an over-sized two car garage with a radiant heated tile floor. Open floor plan, a sparkling gourmet kitchen, butcher block table, farm sink, and butler's pantry make entertaining effortless and elegant. Choose an elevator or stairs to whisk you to the upper levels. Highlighting the second level are two awe-inspiring Master Suites that boast a fireplace, sitting area retreats, walk-in closets, and luxurious baths. An expansive laundry room separates the suites.
The home's heart and soul is the open-air detailed stone courtyard with the massive yet elegant custom stone fireplace soaring 15 feet, creating a feeling of strength with a solid old-world core.
The stone embraced courtyard commands attention, is truly an extension of the living space, and beautifully complements this special home. Nothing blends indoor and outdoor space like a courtyard. Natural light and warmth permeate throughout the space. Living inside induces stress, and people yearn to have more connectivity to the world we live in. It’s truly a luxury to steal a quiet moment searching the night sky or a moment of private reflection in your courtyard.
Architecturally, this adds a design element that blends interior and exterior space. The open-air oasis, a multifunctional extension of the living space, is ideal for entertaining, gardening, yoga, stargazing, dining, or relaxing. This courtyard's size and elements give it a sense of privacy, an intimate area to have a dinner for two, a dinner party of twenty, or just allowing for complete relaxation - creating an enchanting ambiance in this cozy courtyard.
It serves as the home's soul, which controls its users' activity throughout the changing time of the day, with flexible elements of design in architecture, which becomes a public space or private space as desired. The walled space is inward-oriented, making itself a focal point for all the social activities and gatherings.
"The Woods" is all about lifestyle choices with your check-off list in mind and quality for the most discerning buyer. The Rose Cottage is completed, pristine, and move-in ready. We offer price-tailoring modifications on the other sophisticated residences to match your lifestyle, creating a one-of-a-kind experience that will exceed all of your expectations. The third level offers an option to finish and expand the square footage - for your choice of a game room, in-home theater, gym, or rare opportunity to offer friends, family, teens, or in-laws their luxury guest wing. Ample storage space throughout completes the unique and practical livability of these stunning homes.
Unlike the old-world stone cottages that inspired the developers, these homes are built intentionally to minimize maintenance and maximize comfort. This energy tycoon is an outrageously tight "5 Star" energy-efficient overachiever that pays you dividends with a blue-chip return.
Surround yourself in a manor of distinction, in harmony with the natural surroundings. Feel at home with the custom property you have always dreamed of, with your gated driveway, while enjoying the closeness of local amenities, making this property perfect for you! This fine stone house has a richness and lasting appeal, straight from Dickens, only to be found in an English village. The Woods creates one of nature’s most primitive and impressive natural wonders and is a perfect match of privacy and gracious living. Its character will never fade. This house will not just give you a welcoming, carefree place to live but will also transform your life as you become a part of this community.