20 Acre Raven Rock Estate Built for Presidential Cabinet Member Lists for $6.5 Million

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20 Acre Raven Rock Estate Built for Presidential Cabinet Member Lists for $6.5 Million

$6,500,000 | Built 1991 | 7,057 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 8.5+ Baths | 20.11 Acres
11 Raven Rock Rd, Roxbury, CT 06783

Situated behind a private, gated lane, this timeless estate is crafted with architectural originality, exquisite attention to detail, and artful splendor. With over 20 acres of rolling green property dotted with mature plantings and verdant gardens, the grounds rival the finest provincial manors. The home was initially built, with no expense spared, for Hilary and Joseph Califano, a power couple who frequented the New York City and Washington D.C. elite social scene. Joseph was a prominent lawyer who served in the presidential cabinets of both Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter, while Hilary was the daughter of Willian Paley, founder and chairman of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). “Raven Rock is a rare beauty that is as inviting as it is impressive,” said Distel. “Every entry into the property reveals another grand detail, including the intricate millwork, expansive windows perfectly framing the grounds, and the serenity that comes with an estate of this grandeur.”

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Privacy, views and refined elegance merge to create a truly exceptional offering. Set behind a private, gated lane with only one other residence, 11 Raven Rock is one of those Litchfield County estates of which dreams are made. The stately 4 bedroom / 5.5 bathroom main home features the highest level of detail. The public rooms boast high ceilings, extensive millwork, expansive windows offering postcard views, and the ability to entertain on the largest of scales while retaining the comfort and intimacy of the glorious country estates found throughout the Litchfield Hills. The spacious bedroom suites – including a main floor primary – feature high ceilings and ensuite baths. Four fireplaces are found throughout the home, including one in the furnished walk-out lower level. 



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A proper country kitchen is adjacent to informal dining and a family room, with a spacious deck overlooking the Steep Rock valley beyond. Connected via a covered walkway, the 3-car garage has a 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom caretaker’s apartment above. A separate, 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom guest cottage expands the ability to create a true family compound. The grounds rival the finest Relais & Chateaux properties: the mature gardens – extensive and beautiful – extend all the way to the glorious and sparkling gunite pool which resides in discreet privacy behind a formal boxwood hedge. Tennis court for enthusiasts. An incomparable setting hidden in Roxbury and only 90 minutes from the city. Note: Main house 5,563 square feet and Guest house/apartment total 1,494 square feet.


Rick Distel rick.distel@compass.com • (646) 417-2720
Susan Vanech susan.vanech@compass.com • (203) 685-2348
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