This verdant estate farm is comprised of many undulating fields that rise past a large natural pond near the road to a chic 4000 s.f. three bed room Main House and supporting Guest House. This sophisticated Shaker-inspired bank barn house is carefully sited at the center of 131 acres on a prominent plateau so as to enjoy remarkable pastoral views that include Ronnybrook Farm in the foreground and distant prospects of both the Taconic Range and the Catskills. It is accessed by a long meandering gravel driveway that first crosses a stone bridge, then builds excitement on a long curving stretch that crescendos at the sight of a high house at the end of a long stone wall.
The carefully constructed interior exudes peace and spacious comfort. It includes large plastered and airy rooms with Eve Ashcraft selected colors (that suffuse light and afford exotic views in all directions), high ceilings on all floors, stained fir casings and doors, oversized windows and old growth wide pine floors. Special bookcases even line the deep window wells in the Living Room. Custom woodworking in the Shaker motif include window seats, many built-ins and the staircases. Three elegant antique woodstoves grace various rooms.
The Bulthaup Kitchen is punctuated by granite countertops that were quarried on the property, a custom refrigerator whose compressor is housed off-site and designer lighting. A large Master Suite occupies the westerly portion of the house and features Shaker built-in cabinets lining the dressing rooms. The Master Bathroom is french limestone over radiant heat. A third floor circular office/den provides tall casement windows to maximize the northerly view. A paneled lower level contains a home theater and a mahogany-lined wine cellar and has cork floors.
The porches and lushly planted stone terraces are organized for views and outdoor living. Interconnecting meadows, farm fields and grazing lands extend via farm roads to exotic hidden meadows graced with timeless vistas. A large natural pond hosts ducks, geese, turtles, mink and blue heron. This farm is surrounded by other large estate parcels and is handy to Pine Plains, Ancram, Hudson, Millerton, the Berkshires, and the train.