About Us

 

The Woods:  What happens when you combine one of the most coveted pieces of land in one of the most interesting Connecticut towns, with a home design so compelling you can't help but say, “OMG, I want one of these.” Simply put you get The Woods, Roxbury.

 

We searched for a home design to complement our beautiful land when we walked into the Hudson Woods design, and together said "We're home!"   That was it, we were done. The “Hudson Woods” home ranges in size from 2200 to 4100 sq feet.  Its sleek design excellence, cozy warm efficiency and architectural details that have been well thought through and vetted in the 26 homes built to date. It can only be described as the ultimate modern expansive cabin. Coupled with our building and land planning expertise, each home has a minimum of 6+ acres accessed by rustic roads with untouched stone walls throughout. The beauty of the home is that it simply let’s nature in and nature becomes the center point of the home through its large gable windows. One can then add a salt water pool, a garage port and a handful of exquisitely designed upgrades, to accompany the home, but at the end of the day the home itself is a living breathing architectural masterpiece which you will not want to leave.  

 

What can be said about Roxbury? Those who know it know it.  They know it’s a New York City weekend haven for those on the move all week who simply want to get away and be themselves. Those who visit, stay here for it’s simple beauty, down to earth people and a way of life that can only be described as something from the past. Many of Roxbury’s most active permanent residents started out as weekenders. This quickly changed finding any excuse to be in Roxbury. All of this means that like us, you can create a lifestyle and life that most will envy and your family with cherish and you can get back to what's important in life: family, friends and nature.

Team

Raj Bhatia

Renwick Real Estate

Raj founded Renwick Real Estate in 1997 and has been involved in NYC and then CT real estate since.  Renwick works hand in hand with towns to create interesting projects that captivate the imagination and senses, while preserving open space with a focus on conservation.   

In Southbury CT, we continue the creation of Willow Creek Estates, a collection of custom farm homes surrounding Willow Creek Farm, one of CT's top equestrian farms boarding 65+ horses and our home.  There we worked with the town to insure the historic farm would always remain a horse farm in conservation,  and homes would be built on the adjoining 50 acres overlooking the farm down our private gated drive, allowing for minimal farm impact and preservation of an important property. 

In Roxbury we were instantly mesmerized by this special property and knew that coupling it with the natural look and simplicity of the Hudson Woods home, on large wooded lots, served by rustic roads, would create something special in a very special town. 

Raj holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is an instrument rated pilot and enjoys playing golf, sailing, hiking the amazing trails in Roxbury all while spending time with his family.

Jill Sloane Bhatia

Halstead Property, LLC

Jill is one of New York City's top real estate agents with Halstead Property, LLC.  Starting in 1999 with Halstead, Jill has consistently been their top agent over the years, and one of the top 250 agents nationally as ranked by the Wall Street Journal's Real trends.  Together with Raj, Jill is also an owner/developer of Willow Creek Estates, Southbury CT's only gated community over looking Willow Creek Farm, one of CT's top equestrian centers. 

With the Woods, Jill is excited to present her clientele with a unique offering that makes them instantly feel at home and brings them back to a different, simpler time.  The 2200 sq. ft size, the look, feel and design, on the idyllic  property, could not be more perfect. 

Jill loves her 5 goats, 2 donkeys, 4 barn cats and 4 home cats.  She enjoys being Raj's co-pilot in an airplane, sailboat and in life and when not co-piloting, she loves her (now famous) annual toy drive at Willow Creek where she raises over 300 toys every year for Waterbury Youth Services!

Jonathan Stein

Brown Harris Stevens

Jonathan Stein is a top-producing New York City and Hamptons broker who bought a home in Litchfield County last summer with his wife and never wants to be anywhere else! He is excited about the design elements of The Woods, and how they seamlessly integrate into the natural setting with clean lines and meticulous details. The abundance of natural stone walls and running water throughout the property creates a completely unique living experience that could not be replicated today; it feels as if this development was planned over a century ago by the original settlers of this area.  

When Jonathan isn't selling real estate, he can usually be found riding something on two wheels on Litchfield County's beautiful country roads. He is an avid cyclist and motorcycle enthusiast who loves getting lost in our gorgeous state.

 WE WORK WITH LOCAL CRAFTSMAN FOR EACH PART OF THE HOME

 

 

Makers

Devon Dobson of Litchfield County Pools photo. Devon Dobson of Litchfield County Pools photo.

Devon Dobson of Litchfield County Pools

Crafting custom in-ground gunite swimming pools and spas throughout Connecticut and New York since 1987.