Tranquility Beckons On This 11-Acre Estate Property
Beautifully renovated and expanded in 1994, this quaint country house was transformed into an idyllic retreat and a horse-lovers paradise.
Located on scenic Silver Spring Road, this country estate home doesn’t disappoint. A four-stall barn joins other outbuildings and a tastefully expanded and renovated residence to create a wonderful compound. With a seamless transition between old and new, the home’s large rooms and natural light make it feel spacious and airy. It also features wide-board floors, excellent storage, custom built-ins and a wonderful flow for entertaining.
The living room in the residence harkens back to an earlier era and includes a wood-burning original fireplace, and wall-to-wall shelving and cabinetry, as does the guest suite with a walk-in closet and an updated full bath. Exposed beams flow throughout the formal dining room, kitchen and family room complementing the large divided-light picture windows and French doors. The kitchen itself includes lovely glass tile, professional stainless steel appliances from Thermador, Dacor and Miele, and a center island with a sparkling quartz countertop. A wood breakfast bar with room for six segues to the family room, whose focal point is the wood-burning stove, perfectly suited to cozying up the home on chilly nights. Comfortable window seats and multiple built-in cabinets provide ample storage. French doors also open to the fieldstone side terrace surrounded by boxwood hedges and with views to the stone wall and wetlands beyond. Truly a secluded and beautiful place for dining al-fresco. And if a less formal experience is desired, the spacious, covered rear porch has room for a dining table as well as a comfortable sitting area. Completing the main floor are a large mudroom and entry closet, a pantry, utility closet, an office with a separate entry, and a half bath.
Upstairs, the master wing includes a large bedroom with access to a private balcony through French doors, as well as an adjoining sitting area with windows overlooking the pastoral grounds and barn. It is a truly bucolic place to retire. An updated bath includes charming details such as a claw foot tub, as well as quartz counters and a raised, walk-in shower. A large walk-in closet with built-in dressers and shoe storage completes the room.
Four bedrooms with coved ceilings and plenty of closets and ‘nooks’ share two additional bathrooms and provide gorgeous views from every window. A central hall skylight also allows in plenty of extra light. The upstairs laundry competes the level.
The professionally designed gardens around the home are a well-balanced blend of evergreens and perennials, specimen plantings and mature trees. They perfectly complement the naturally wooded property that extends throughout the 11-acres into New York state. The horse facility encompasses a 4-stall barn with a tack room and full loft, as well as two turnout areas. A site for a 60′ x 120′ outdoor riding ring has been professionally leveled and prepared, but is still in need of footing (riding surface) and fencing, and there is a large open pasture, ideal for use as additional paddocks. Adjacent to the barn is a large bonus room currently used as fitness and games room, and previously used as a practice squash court. An additional storage shed adjoins the barn-style open garage for easy two-car parking. The wooded trails and paths lead to a ridge with a gorgeous view of the entire property, while an outdoor hot tub provides yet another place to relax after a long day.
With room for a pool or tennis, and featuring all the amenities for modern living, this idyllic estate is perfect as a weekend retreat, a full time residence or a horse-lovers paradise.