Established in 1930 by Jean Fyfe Marrin and passed on to her son, Oswald in the 1950s, our agency has been in continuous operation longer than any other Litchfield real estate agency. I purchased the agency in 1994 and welcomed my son, Marcus, into the business in 2007 with over 10 years of real estate and financing experience in Florida to his credit. It has been our pleasure to continue the time-honored tradition of personal service to our clients while recognizing the ever-changing technological advances that benefit them. We adapt and adopt to meet the needs of today’s sellers and buyers. Litchfield is our home. We’d like to be a part of your journey to make it your home, too.
Ileana B. Santore, Principal
Most Litchfield area residents live here year-round, although we have a strong second home population. It’s easy for week-enders to transition to full time residency as there is always something to do within a short drive. Whatever your preference, we have it – live theater, cinema, musical venues, art, casual and tantalizing dining, boating, biking, skiing, hiking, running, auctions, antiquing, country fairs, beautiful vistas for year-round enjoyment and much, much more.
The Litchfield Borough, the first Historic District in the state of Connecticut, boasts scenic streets lined with substantial period homes. The vast majority of the original homes continue to be occupied as single family residences today. The Litchfield Historical Society, located on the corner of South and West Streets, offers many educational programs throughout the year for public enjoyment. The active Green stretches the full length of the town’s center, lined on the south side by a mix of boutique shops and local business offices. Year-round activities are held on the Green – the renowned Litchfield Hills Road Race in June, an annual craft show, weekly summer concerts, periodic presentations by the Historical Society and an annual Walk and Carol Sing in early December to herald in the month’s festivities, to name a few.
Litchfield is a vibrant town with great community spirit. Every June, the town population swells with the Gallery on the Green the second Saturday followed by participation in the internationally renowned Litchfield Hills Road Race on Sunday afternoon. The race follows a challenging 7 mile course, beginning in the center of town, wending through White Memorial to a grueling climb on Gallow’s Lane to the ending point back on the Green. Whether participating as a runner or walker, or simply cheering on family and friends, the road race draws a substantial crowd and is a lot of fun!
The White Memorial Foundation, with 4,000 acres of wildlife preserve, spans the towns of Litchfield and Morris. Located within its boundaries are walking and running trails, many tributaries to the Bantam River for kayaking and canoeing and Bantam Lake, Connecticut’s largest natural lake for swimming, boating, water skiing and year-round fishing. The nature museum is centrally located on Foundation land and offers many programs for all ages. Additionally, much of northwestern Connecticut participates in land conservation, giving us vast spans for natural habitats and wildlife preservation. The immediate Litchfield area is home to Topsmead State Forest, White Memorial Foundation’s 4,000 acre wildlife preserve, Humiston Brook State Park Scenic Preserve, Mt. Tom State Park, the Mattatuck Trail, Mohawk State Park and many more.
Litchfield is conveniently located within a 2-hour drive to New York City and a 3-hour drive to Boston. Most frequented airports include Bradley International, JFK, LaGuardia and Logan.
There are employment opportunities in our immediate area and also within easy commuting distances.