Sophisticated and comfortable, this Adirondack-style home offers you a peaceful retreat in the country. This spectacular setting overlooks and is surrounded by acres of Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (a birder’s paradise), and the trailhead to Kennedy Park for hiking is a quick dash away. The main living area is open and was designed for gatherings, with a focus on a high-end kitchen and a handsome fieldstone fireplace. Also, a den /office on the first floor with a fieldstone fireplace offers you privacy while working from home. Wonderful use of windows throughout. The separation of bedrooms is well thought-out, with 3 bedrooms en-suite (4+ total) including a first floor master. Finished lower level game room. Several inviting outdoor areas: decks, sunny yard, and a screened porch. A/C and high speed internet.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
The handsome entrance is so inviting. There is a certain kind of ease that draws you inside and then once inside you are instantly wowed and taken back by the beauty of the interior. The kitchen then draws you in further and you instantly marvel at the gorgeous Viking cobalt blue range and dishwasher and that leads to the bank of windows that offer the real wow factor.
For whom is this house perfect?
This is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. The house was designed for hanging out, cooking, and taking in the beauty of nature from everywhere in the house. The layout is perfect, with thoughtful attention to both large and intimate spaces. The master bedroom is a quiet sanctuary and gently opens to a screened porch. For those crazy about sunsets, there is a perfect viewing deck.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Enjoy the 1,142 acres of Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary which surround the house. There are seven miles of trails with one leading to the top of Lenox Mountain. And for more hiking options, the Kennedy Park trail head is a dash up the road and encompasses 497 acres with eight miles of hiking trails…and then, to end the day with a delicious meal, pop up to Guido’s which is a 4-minute drive and just 2.1 miles away!!!
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
The impressive stone fireplaces remain from an original house that was built in 1962. The house was designed around these fireplaces and the floor plan flows seamlessly.