Location: Bedford Hills, New York
Price: $ 5 million
The story is embedded in the walls of this 18th-century Bedford Hills house which has large wooded rooms and a par 3 golf course on its plot.
Colonial wooden property in New York survived the burning of nearby Bedford during the War of Independence, in which 400 homes were razed to the ground by the British Army in 1779. It has many features from the 18th century.th and 19th centuries and has been significantly renovated and added over time, including a remarkable upgrade in the 1930s.
Dating back to the 1760s, this “truly gracious Bedford colonial house offers excellent space for a modern lifestyle,” said listing agent Lesa Vogliano. “You can live, work, play, entertain and be on vacation without ever leaving your own property.”
The house with a roof tile front has a timber-covered large living room or family room, which has museum-like proportions. Its open fireplace is made of stone from its ground and rises to the height of the wall to the ceiling, which rises 26 feet. There are double height windows and a large gallery mezzanine. All this sits under a large vaulted and braced wooden ceiling.
Other highlights include decorative exterior doors, a modern wood-burning kitchen with stainless steel stove and hood, half-wall panels and a 1760s dining room fireplace. Rooms feature William Morris hand-painted wallpaper, period chestnut and oak floors and arched, half-timbered windows overlooking its grounds.
On its 5.51-hectare plot, there are lawn gardens with formal hedges and an outdoor pool, in the shade of mature trees – such as large copper beech, tulip trees, plane trees and pear, peach and plum trees. It is surrounded by land arranged in a three-pair golf course, which can alternatively be used for riding purposes. The property delimits a network of trails, which offer hiking and riding opportunities.
The 8,544-square-foot Broad Brook Road property features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two partial bathrooms, a bonus room, a family room with a top-level games room. In addition, there is a dining room, a sun lounge, a living room, a kitchen, a den, a butlers pantry and a living room on the lower floor and a number of storage rooms.
The property’s large kitchen has 1,092 square feet of floor space, a walk-in pantry and two additional storage spaces, a Jade stove with a $ 80,000 range hood, and New Hampshire-provided slate countertops.
In addition to the outdoor pool and par three golf course, there are two garages, one with three bays and an office or bonus room upstairs with air conditioning, heating and plumbing, while the other has two parking spaces.
The property’s pool house, which has a kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, currently earns the owner $ 100,000 annually in rental income. There is also a whole house generator.
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The property is located in the village of Bedford Hills in Westchester County, New York, about 69 miles north of Manhattan.
Agent: Lesa Vogliano from William Pitt Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
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