This beautiful country home combines the best of both old and new and is surrounded by 500 acres of rolling hills and horse farms protected by the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Built in 1830 as the working farmhouse for the surrounding acreage, its original simple, center hall style was enhanced in the early 1900s with a grand pillared fa ade which opens into an interior with an unusual blend of casual country comfort and sophistication. The home's exquisite early 19th-century craftsmanship has been brought into the 21st century with fresh additions which include a large European-style chef's kitchen as well as updated rooms and mechanical systems throughout. Original wood plank floors and bright, sunny rooms with large windows and outdoor views create a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation for memorable times with family and friends. Each of its many rooms is distinctive. The library with WBFP is banked with 7 large windows and French door opening directly onto the pool terrace. The spacious living room, with 4 large windows, is centered on a WBFP. A light-filled dining room opens onto the front veranda with its two sets of tall French doors which overlook the front field; it too has a FP. The large wood-paneled Family room opens into the expansive chef's kitchen with Wolf & Sub-Zero appliances, which has a large island worktable, extensive storage and banks of windows which bring the outside in with views of fields, gardens and swimming pool beyond. The kitchen wing also has a spacious mudroom, full bath, sauna, and additional storage and coat closets. On the second floor, the principal suite features a wood-burning fireplace, an ancillary sitting room/closet, full bath, a study, and WIC. There are three other bedrooms, an additional home office, and an additional large full bath with hidden laundry. On the backside of the house, a large pergola covers the terrace for entertaining and which overlooks the swimming pool, beautiful perennial/low maintenance gardens, park-like fields and a spring-fed pond which is home to a variety of avian visitors. Excellent location, situated approximately 15 minutes from Rhinebeck and 15 minutes from the Village of Millbrook, the house is two minutes off of the TSP with New York City being an easy 90 minutes away.
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