One of the few remaining “Cottages,” designed by architect Grovesnor Atterbury and built by apprentices of the American Impressionist, William Merritt Chase, this impeccably restored and expanded, 8000 sq.ft. home offers peace and privacy within its exquisite 3.5-acre landscape designed by Edwina von Gal, and abuts a ten-acre reserve. Up a winding gravel drive, past sculpted hedges, the house opens into an entry off of which numerous rooms beckon. With six fireplaces total, white bead board, wainscoting, dark burnished floors, built-in cabinets, window seats, and double-Dutch doors are everywhere. The original living room with fireplace and beamed ceiling leads to light-filled office with sitting area and fireplace. A library with a powder room accesses an enclosed patio that opens to a sitting garden. To the right of the front entry, the dining room with banquette and fireplace is adjacent to a long butler’s pantry that leads to the over-sized, dine-in, chef’s kitchen with marble counters, butcher-block center island, Subzero refrigerator, wine cooler, Viking range and warming drawer, and two dishwashers. A sun room runs off the pantry, and from the kitchen, a lodge-style great room with stone fireplace, accesses an outdoor stone dining patio with trellis on one side, and box garden on the other. A main and back stairway lead to the second floor that includes the master suite with its own windowed hall with window seating, fireplace, walk-in closet, and massive marble bath. A second master suite with sitting room and fireplace, a connecting window-seat alcove, and two more guest suites complete the floor. A third level offers a bunkroom and outside deck. The finished lower level houses the custom stone wine cellar and tasting room, a second butler’s pantry, and laundry room with double washers/dryers.
Behind The Hedges