Farm & House Tour

Saturday, September 29, 2018   ~   
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   ~   Washington, CT

Thank you to all who attended WEC’s Farm & House Tour on Saturday, September 29, 2018 - including our awesome volunteers. 100% of the proceeds went to benefit WEC’s Environmental Scholarship Fund. This event featured eco-friendly and architecturally significant houses, plus Back 40 Farm.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Platinum Level
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
National Iron Bank
Gold Level
Ericson Insurance
Everything Botanical
West Mountain Builders
Silver Level
Dawn Hill Antiques
J. Seitz & Co.
Nichols Woodworking
Reese Owens, Architect
Cynthia Oneglia & Dan Whalen
And a special thank you to:
Janet Childs
Dawn Hill Antiques
Gunn Memorial Library
Hickory Stick Bookshop
Washington Liquor Store

Back 40 Farm - 153 Lower Church Hill Road

Back 40 Farm is family owned and produces organically grown vegetables and flowers using practices that advance regeneration of the land. This beautiful farm sells nutrient-dense produce. Since 2015 the farm has been managed by Alexis Barbalinardo working beside Enya Cunningham to translate deep ecological stewardship into delicious beautiful offerings. Alexis and Enya will be at the farm the day of the tour to add to the experience.

Cogswell Tavern - 42 Christian Street

Who hasn't passed the iconic Cogswell Tavern and wondered what it was like inside? This historic house will be on the tour. It was built Circa 1756 as a saltbox. General Washington visited here at least once. This was a tavern where travelers could stop to water their horses and refresh themselves. Many period details remain. It has been a private residence since the mid 1830s.

22 Parsonage Lane

On a quiet country lane in 1966, this house was built from a Sears Roebuck Kit. It was substantially renovated by the current owners and their architect to include solar panels, state-of-the-art insulation, geo-thermal heat, open floor plan and a stunning solarium overlooking lovely gardens and pool.

 59 Horse Heaven Road  This home began as a simple ranch on a beautiful piece of property overlooking a private lake. Two noted area designers transformed it into a gracious, glamorous dwelling while retaining a charming country ambiance. The current owners have continued its transformation by recently adding a state-of-the-art kitchen.

59 Horse Heaven Road

This home began as a simple ranch on a beautiful piece of property overlooking a private lake. Two noted area designers transformed it into a gracious, glamorous dwelling while retaining a charming country ambiance. The current owners have continued its transformation by recently adding a state-of-the-art kitchen.

 96 Kinney Hill Road  Built in 2000, this Arts and Crafts architecturally designed house on eleven acres encompasses all that is ecologically friendly. The solar ground array produces 24,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year – enough to service the 4,000 square foot house, the 650 square foot guest house, and heat the pool.

96 Kinney Hill Road

Built in 2000, this Arts and Crafts architecturally designed house on eleven acres encompasses all that is ecologically friendly. The solar ground array produces 24,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year – enough to service the 4,000 square foot house, the 650 square foot guest house, and heat the pool.

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Gunn Memorial Library - 5 Wykeham Road

A reception will be held at the Gunn Memorial Library from 1-5 p.m. the day of the tour. Learn more about the library's own unique eco-features and meet WEC directors!

The Gunn Memorial Library's historic 1908 building boasts a "Geo system" for its HVAC. Nine 450' deep wells provide heat from the ground in cold weather and receive excess heat from the 10,000 square foot building in the cooling seasons. The geothermal system supplies all of the air conditioning and there is an oil burner for backup heating if needed in the colder months.