Farm Nord is a meticulously restored bucolic country estate with endless stone walls, ancient fruit trees, rolling meadows, and specimen plantings. Once a dairy farm established by Thomas Taber in 1759, the classic farmhouse and the 12 acres it sits on are filled with impeccably preserved historical details. A long gravel driveway lined with ancient sugar maples on both sides leads up to the main house and the original barn, which has been recently rehabilitated and given a new cedar shake roof.
Inspired by the interiors of historic British country homes, the owners have spent the last three years completely transforming the home without compromising the authenticity of the original details, including the wide board wood floors, long beams, and five wood-burning fireplaces. The kitchen was the heart of the restoration, with DeVOL fixtures, two sinks from La Cornue’s Culinary Architecture collection, a dual Wolf range, top-quality appliances, and custom cabinets constructed by a local woodworking studio.
The kitchen connects to a light-filled family dining space that leads to an outdoor patio overlooking the picturesque gardens and one of the oldest trees in the entire county. The first floor also hosts a living room with a stone fireplace, formal dining room, large pantry, full bath, and a quintessential mudroom. Upstairs, a large but cozy family gathering room is anchored by a beautiful fireplace and incredible views. The primary suite has a hearth fireplace, a large walk-in closet, and a sizable and tastefully appointed bathroom. The remaining two bedrooms share the third bath with a claw-foot soaking tub.
Farm Nord is bordered by hundreds of acres of conserved land, making for an abundantly peaceful setting. The original barn, fully restored, has a garage and rooms ready for a home gym, workshop, or a large studio. There is an established organic vegetable garden with installed irrigation next to the barn and a potting shed behind the house. Meandering pathways cut through meadows, creating parklike walking trails.
Farm Nord is conveniently located less than 90 minutes from New York City and just 10 minutes from the Metro North station in the quaint village of Pawling. The area is filled with bucolic farms, rolling hills, and stretches of the Appalachian Trail, making it an excellent area for anyone who loves hiking, wild swimming, and biking.
Updated on September 18, 2023 at 9:49 am