Take a step back in time to the exquisite country estate of Hawkhurst, where the stress of daily life is left behind and only the tranquility that comes with being completely surrounded by nature awaits the discerning buyer. This stunning 5 Bedroom, 3-story stone Georgian with copper roof is situated out of sight, at the end of a long, tree-lined, country lane on 10 breathtaking, pastoral acres enveloped by winding brick pathways leading to a lush orchard with 40 fruit trees at one turn, a berry patch at another, a farm-worthy Vegetable Garden and Greenhouse at yet another, and connecting to a 2 bedroom, pre-revolutionary Cottage and a Stone Barn with 3 horse stalls, built in 1765, both also accessed by separate driveways from Butler Pike. The stunning architecture, created by an architect, who earned his position at the renowned firm of Mellor, Meigs & Howe with this project, provides the unusual blend of old world charm with modern amenities to create the perfect country retreat. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows w/deep windowsills and custom bookshelves lining almost every wall, once home to a 13,000 volume library, add to the distinguished character of this charming, extremely manageable and comfortable home. An Elevator provides access to 3 floors. The front-to back-Center Hall provides a tantalizing view of the rear grounds through floor to ceiling French doors at the rear of the Hall. 2 additions include a fully conditioned indoor lap pool with spa, lined w/walls of doors to allow the outside to be part of the room, and a magnificent Family/Music Room, featuring a vaulted ceiling & walls of windows providing sweeping vistas of the property. The incredibly spacious Gourmet Kitchen features a center island, newer appliances including a professional Viking gas range and a seating area with one of 5 fireplaces. The 1st floor Library includes access to the Elevator. The 2nd floor includes a lovely Master Suite with FP, walk-in closet, & updated Full Bath. 2 additional Bedrooms w/en-suite baths complete the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor features a charming Recreation Room or 2nd Office, plus 2 additional bedrooms w/Jack & Jill Bath, 2 large craft/work rooms and a cedar closet. A multi-tiered flagstone patio with fountain and gardens spans the width of the back of the house overlooking the breathtaking, fenced grounds protected by a deer-repellant system. 1 Year Home Wty included. This is a retreat in every special way!
|6/23/2017 3:00:00 AM||New Value: $3,000,000|