SOURCE: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

December 12, 2011 09:00 ET

Jonathan Radford Chosen to Market Country Retreat in Pomfret, Conn. Owned by Actress Renee Zellweger

POMFRET, CO--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England is pleased to announce that Jonathan Radford, an award-winning sales associate, has been selected to market and sell a private country retreat owned by Academy-award winning actress Renée Zellweger. The property, situated on nearly 39 acres in Pomfret, Conn., will be marketed through the company's luxury division, Coldwell Banker Previews® International.

Bordered by the picturesque Quinebaug River and surrounded by lush gardens, fields, and woods in a rustic corner of Connecticut, the property is being offered at $1.5 million. Among the features are: a main residence offering more than 3,400 square-feet of living space, a guest cottage, recreation barn, swimming pool and helicopter landing area.

"Socially, architecturally, and aesthetically, Pomfret is the embodiment of the old-fashioned American small town, while it is simultaneously, a culturally rich and sophisticated community," said Zellweger. "The seasons and landscape are breathtaking, the quality of life and festive holiday celebrations are of bygone days, and you'll make more true friends in Pomfret within weeks than you would during a lifetime in most other places."

Built in 1770, the main residence is a Federal-style Colonial that has been expanded and renovated over the years to offer modern amenities while also preserving elements that add to the charm and character of the property.

The home contains three bedrooms, including a spacious master suite with a dressing area that offers an extensive suite of closets; a library finished in dark wood paneling and crown molding with built-in bookcases; and an expansive family room with an original brick fireplace and bread oven that was used as media room by the current homeowner. A country kitchen features custom white-painted wood cabinetry, state-of-art appliances, and china wall cabinets designed to complement the Colonial-style windows. The guest cottage has an additional bedroom, kitchenette and full bathroom.

Zellweger, who has appeared in such popular films as Cold Mountain, Chicago, and Bridget Jones's Diary, purchased the property in 2004 as a vacation retreat, and over the years carefully renovated the main residence, guest cottage and recreation barn to maintain the integrity of the property's original early American architecture. In addition, Zellweger made a significant investment in the property's landscape to create gardens, terraces and dry-stone walls which appear to pre-date the estate.

"This is truly a unique property that offers extraordinary opportunities for those who are seeking privacy and tranquility," said Radford. "The property is ideal for those who crave a getaway in a quiet and charming community within easy commuting distance of Boston, Hartford and New York City."

Radford has 20 years of experience in managing, marketing and negotiating luxury home sales and purchases. Throughout his career, he has established a loyal client base that includes professionals in the entertainment and sports industries as well as business executives and European royalty. Radford has participated in record home sales transactions and is the recipient of numerous awards for his sales achievements.

The Coldwell Banker Previews International® program has been a world leader in the marketing of luxury homes since 1933. The exclusive group of certified Coldwell Banker Previews Property Specialists make up more than eight percent of the Coldwell Banker sales professionals worldwide and participated in more than 13,500 transaction sides of homes priced $1 million or more in 2010 with a total sales volume of $25 billion.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in New England. With more than 4,000 sales associates and staff in approximately 90 office locations, the organization serves consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, visit www.NewEnglandMoves.com.

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