Farm & House Tour

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

The Washington Environmental Council is pleased to announce their latest scholarship fundraising event, which will take place Saturday, September 29, 2018 from one to five o’clock in Washington, CT. This event is a Farm & House Tour of eco-friendly and architecturally significant houses, plus Back 40 Farm. The tour is self-guided and the properties may be visited in any order. There will be representatives from the Council at each property. 100% of the proceeds from the tour will go directly into WEC's Scholarship Fund. 

Click on the icon in the top left of the map to view physical addresses of the properties. Enlarge the map using the top right icon, or use the share button to send the map to your email.
Email us at: info@wec-ct.org with any questions!

Please note that there is no need to check in at the Gunn Memorial Library - simply view the properties in the order you choose, between the hours of one and five p.m. However, WEC cordially invites you to enjoy hospitality in the form of sweet and savory with appropriate libations available in the Wykeham Room during tour hours, one and five pm.

Tickets for the Tour are $50 and can be purchased online at Eventbrite at farmandhouse.eventbrite.com and locally at the Hickory Stick Bookstore in Washington Depot and at Dawn Hill Antiques in New Preston. Because of generous local underwriting, all proceeds from the Tour will go directly into the scholarship fund.  

Back 40 Farm

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

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.

 

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.

 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.

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.

 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.

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.