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Boulders Inn sells for reported $4 million

Published 5:22 pm, Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  • The Boulders Inn, located in Warren along Route 45, has reportdly be sold for $6 million for buildings and grounds. December 2013 Photo: Norm Cummings / The News-Times
    The Boulders Inn, located in Warren along Route 45, has reportdly be sold for $6 million for buildings and grounds. December 2013 Photo: Norm Cummings

 

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The Boulders Inn property on Lake Waramaug has been sold for $4 million.

Peter Klemm, of Klemm Real Estate, has brokered the highest sale in Warren so far this year and the second highest sale year-to-date on Lake Waramaug.

This sale represents the sixth highest sale ever on Lake Waramaug.

The Boulders Inn, on East Shore Road (Route 45) along the Warren/Washington border, is an original design by iconic architect Ehrick Rossiter.

The buyer reportedly will use the property as a private residence.

The stone and shingle main house, built circa 1895 for the Mead family, is perched stately in a park-like setting, with significant water frontage and 25.8 acres abutting Steep Rock Land Preserve.

"The property is an architectural masterpiece, and we were delighted to again represent both the buyer and the seller in another big, important Litchfield County transaction," said Peter Klemm.

The new owner, Lake Waramaug LLC, is a limited liability company established by Brody Wilkinson PC, an upscale law firm in Fairfield.

The Boulders had closed as an inn in January 2012 and went on the market in spring 2012.

At that time, the general manager, Greer Bernstein, posted a "Goodbye for now..." message on the inn's website. Bernstein cited the recession prompting declining reservations.

The subsequent listing included the main inn, four duplex guest houses, the carriage house, garage and boathouse. The main inn sits on the 25.8-acre property with 500 feet direct Lake Waramaug frontage.

The inn was purchased in 1988 by Kees and Ulla Adema, who remodeled it and added four guest houses with fireplaces and lakeview private decks, and the carriage house with three individual rooms.

In February 2002, the Ademas sold The Boulders to Steve Goldstone, former CEO of RJR Nabisco. The inn was restored in 2003.

"Klemm has sold nine of the 10 highest sales ever on Lake Waramaug," Klemm said.

In addition to the Boulders Inn, Klemm has added to its multi-million dollar sales with the highest year-to-date sale in Kent.

A family compound designed by Haver and Skolnick in 2001 sold with the asking price of $4.395 million.

"It was pure joy brokering Cobble Farm, a modern day pedigree," said Maria Taylor, the Klemm Real Estate agent who represented the buyers. "I especially love the way the highly visible Cobble Brook dances and sparkles through this quintessential Litchfield County treasure, complete with rolling meadows and uber country soul."

In addition to Kent and Warren, Klemm also had the highest sale year-to-date in Sharon.

"Klemm's strong multi-million dollar sales exemplifies the attractiveness offered in Litchfield County and seems to be the favored alternative for second home buyers," Klemm said. "We are looking forward to breaking more records in 2014."

For more information, call Klemm at 860-488-6635.

Susan Tuz and Deborah Rose