The country place Lilac Hill arrays an astonishing collection of attributes within its 84 acres. Erected by an opera singer at the time of Abraham Lincoln's election, it is an early Victorian that boasts a Mansard and scalloped slate roof, elaborate fenestration both inside and outside and fine lovingly preserved porch detail.
It presides on a high lawned hill that affords views of its own seven meadows and far Ancram farms that mount to the Taconic Range. A studio, three barns (two are antique hewn post and beam), stone walled gardens, an outdoor roasting fireplace, mature plantings and decorative and ancient trees grace the compound.
Mown horse trails interpenetrate the entire property and lead ultimately through woods to the old, maintained rail bed running north and south, lower meadows, a path and wetlands bridge to the storied Roeliff Jansen Kill, the fabled river that terminates in the Hudson below the bluff where Robert Livingston, First Lord of the Manor, erected in 1699 his domicile. Extensive river frontage on both shores and river woods belong to Lilac Hill.
A new watered horse paddock and run-in shed grace the right side of the road entrance.
Moreover, Lilac Hill is convenient to the NY train, Millerton, Pine Plains, Hudson, the Berkshires, Litchfield County, many ski resorts and State Parks. And it is well-priced.