This sprawling, private country property seamlessly incorporates understated luxury, ultimate attention to detail and next-generation technology, and is the ideal shelter from the woes of the world. For those attuned to sight and touch, this home is a feast, with materials chosen for their visual and tactile appeal. For those who value friends, family and community, this home offers a place to gather and enjoy creature comforts along with the gifts of nature in all seasons. The floor plan so well designed and classically proportioned that the house, though substantial, feels intimate and welcoming. Large windows, exotic woods, and stone in muted earth tones blur the line between indoors and out. The library hides off of the front entry hall behind tall mahogany and glass pocket doors. A Murphy bed, built in to the custom shelving, can accommodate guests with limited mobility. The grand, high ceilinged living room with oversized stone fireplace is equally suited to large-scale entertaining or intimate gatherings. A chef's dream kitchen incorporates the finest in appliances, custom cabinetry, filtration and ventilation systems. Entered through the glass-enclosed sunroom or the kitchen, enjoy the most beautiful and dramatic screened porch ever. L-shaped with generous proportions, stacked stone and tall ceilings, there's plenty of space for a large party or intimate family dinner. The porch opens to the wide ipe wood deck, which wraps around two sides of the house, features a built-in Viking grill, and affords views of the massive pond below. The private quarters, on the second floor, encompasses three bedrooms, all ensuite, and a fully fitted laundry room. The balconied principal bedroom, facing the pond, offers copious closet space and a bath designed for luxurious relaxation. An Aquatic spa tub overlooks the grounds, and the room-sized shower, outfitted in finger slate and river rock, features multiple body sprays and fixtures by Grohe. The guest/family bedrooms are equally comfortable and welcoming. The lower level adds dimension not often found in these parts. The 12-seat movie theater features cushy chairs, a 7.1 THX surround system with a 101" screen and the billiard room opens to the rear of the house and a stone stairway to the pond. Above it all, a soaring cupola glows with a chandelier mounted on a marine-grade winch system. Flooring throughout the house is wide-plank aged walnut, with the kitchen and baths floored in slate, travertine and limestone. Kitchen counters are honed leather-finish double-thick granite and the breakfast bar is crafted in walnut. Cooktop is Wolf 6-burner + griddle with pot filler, and is augmented by Viking electric double wall ovens, Sub-Zero fridge, Bosch dishwasher, Kitchen-Aid compactor, Septic-friendly Waste King disposal and a copper bar sink and Kitchen-Aid ice maker with water filtration. There’s a video security system, Lutron lighting control system, and electronic air purification and recirculation systems. Sited privately in the center of 16 lushly wooded acres, with additional land available, the property is bordered in the rear by the New York City Aqueduct. The parcel is host to many species of wildlife and a variety of deciduous and coniferous trees. Large and perfectly sited spring-fed pond is stocked with a healthy and dynamic ecosystem. Oversize two-car garage has floor drainage, radiant heat and a full second floor with utilities already stubbed in and a second garage offers additional storage.
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