The Matthews Team

William Raveis Lifestyles Realty


Litchfield County Market Overview 2021

2021 is in the books and another active and interesting year in our markets. Volume in Litchfield County was down from 2020’s frenetic pace with 10% fewer transactions overall (under $1MM it was down 9%, and over $1MM down 22%). Average sale prices for both categories however were up (8% for under $1MM and 5% for over $1MM). We largely attribute this to low inventory levels. The over $1MM market for example has 90 properties listed for sale today, pre March 2020 this number was closer to 300. Given the cost of new construction, delays in material deliveries we just don’t see how this will drastically change in the near or medium term. This is our main issue for 2022. We have long lists of buyers looking for houses and not enough inventory to show them. So if you are considering selling, renting or looking for a market analysis of your property please reach out. 

Our year was quite busy ($125MM sold and closed and $50+MM pending at year end) and the summer rental season is just starting. Clients have had us working far and wide in their searches and we continue to expand our coverage areas and team. We have multiple agents licensed in NY and a handful also working in our NYC office. At year end we were 23 agents and support staff all working together.

We thank all our clients for their trust and look forward to another busy year. 






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Build Your Dream Home on 314 Acres in Lakeville CT

Millerton Road, Lakeville
Open Meadows & Expansive Views

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Fantastic opportunity to build your dream home on your own hilltop with expansive views on 314 acres of estate quality land in Lakeville. Great for a horse property or country compound. No conservation easements or deed restrictions in place! Seller will include the modest house at 380 Millerton Road for free. Additional 199 contiguous acres are available for a total of 515 acres.


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      Winvian Farm and Lime Rock Race Track Partner to Launch Women at the Wheel Retreat


      Ladies, Start Your Engines....


      Winvian Farm, the AAA Five-Diamond hotel in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills, has officially declared 2018 the Year of the Woman, launching the Women at the Wheel program, beginning April 21. Women at the Wheel will showcase a partnership between Winvian Farm and the nearby Lime Rock Park race track in Lakeville. The two-day retreat will include a private, half-day race car driving lesson with one of Lime Rock’s top instructors, most of whom have coached some of the world’s champion racecar drivers.

      After a day on the race track, women can enjoy the luxury amenities at the Relais & Chateaux hotel. Guests may select body and facial treatments at the 5,000-square-foot spa, eat in Winvian Farm's award-winning restaurant, relax poolside, or go hiking through the neighboring White Memorial Conservation Center.

      Included in the two-day retreat are accommodations in one of Winvian Farm’s 19 accommodations (18 of which are private cottages), one three-course dinner for two, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, and one half-day private racing lesson at Lime Rock Park. 




      Upcoming Exhibition @ Washington Art Association & Gallery


      Upcoming Exhibition @ Washington Art Association & Gallery

      Contemporary Art


      January 20 - February 17, 2018

      The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to present a contemporary art exhibit curated by Zeb Mayer.  The exhibition features the works of six Connecticut-based painters, Ted Gahl, Polly Shindler, Eben Kling, Karl Goulet, Joey Loos, and Tyler Farmen, as an exploration of the variety of applications and subtleties in painting as a visual language.  The work ranges from the illustrative to the abstract, expressing narrative qualities and contemporary perspectives to bring in the new year. 


      Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20
      4pm - 6pm
      at WAA



      New Milford Barn Quilt Trail

      New Milford Joins A National Barn Quilt Trail Trend

      Red Barn with CowsBy Lisa Green

      Quilts have told stories for hundreds of years. But in the past couple of decades, they’ve started presenting their stories in a new way — a new medium, in fact — and New Milford, Conn. is one of the first (if not the first) communities in the RI region to join the national barn quilt trail.

      Roxbury Station Music Festival

      Roxbury Station Music Festival

      Come check out the musical talent that has been busy recording at the Roxbury Station!

      On September 16 there will be a full day of live music showcasing the recording artists. Musical styles include Americana, Rock, Blues, Motown, Soul Funk, and Jazz.

      This outdoor event will start at 2 pm, there will be free parking, and food trucks. Bring your coolers, chairs & blankets!

      To purchase tickets click here

      The artists featured:

      Kenny Hamber Band

      Roger Filgate Band ft. Michael Lombardi

      Personal Touch

      Midnight Vinyl

      Marc Wager

      Orice Jenkins

      Lost Tribe

      Abby Layne & John Alper

      Location: Roxbury, 171 Painter Hill Rd, Roxbury, CT 06783

      Open Your Eyes Studio Tour!

      Open Your Eyes Studio Tour


      The Open Your Eyes Studio Tour is coming up again (June 24 & 25)! Each year the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council selects groups of towns within its 25-town service area for a studio tour. This year the tour will cover 32 studios in Sharon, Lakeville, and Salisbury.

      The Open Your Eyes Studio Tour shines light on the many artists who live and work in our region. The tour gives the community a greater understanding and appreciation for the arts and the creative process, and it draws attention to the towns in which these artists live and work.

      The tour kicks off with a Preview Party (free!) on June 11 from 3-5 pm at the Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury CT.

      The Preview Party is the only time where a sample of the work of each artist on the Tour will be displayed in one location, and most of the artists will be in attendance. To register for the preview party click here.

      The Studio Tour is on June 24 & 25 and the entire tour is free! All you need to do is register. When you register you will receive a free tour ticket packet. This packet includes a tour map, directions, after party information, advice on local eateries in the tour towns, and more!

      There is also an After Party on June 24 from 5-7 pm. Come and share your impressions of the tour. Tickets are $15.00 a person and help support the tour!

      You can find more information on the artists, the preview & after parties, and the tour itself at: